Science to Grow On™

Maker Mondays

For students in grades K-8th

In-person options available!

Fall Semester: September 14-December 14, 2020

Tinker, Make, and Create!

Use your imagination to create, design, and build with everyday materials. You’ll develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as you explore different aspects of making. Integrate an artistic perspective into your projects as you explore making. Topics could include circuits and electronics, computer programming, robotics, microcontrollers, automation, and more.

In-person classes will meet all CDC, NMDOH, and CYFD guidelines, with a limited number of students per classroom. All students and staff must wear masks and pass a daily COVID-19 screening.

Class schedule

  • K-4th: Monday Afternoons from 3-5 pm (at Explora)
  • 4th-8th: Monday afternoons from 3-5 pm (at Explora)


  • Green Session: October 5 - October 19 (3 Mondays)
  • Purple Session: October 26 - November 9 (3 Mondays)
  • Yellow Session: November 16-November 30 (3 Mondays)
  • Red Session: December 7 & 14 (2 Mondays)

*Register for multiple sessions!

Registration Fee

Explora Members* $60, Non-members $70 (September, October and November sessions)
Explora Members* $40, Non-members $50 (December session)

*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!

Financial assistance available. Call Explora Reservations at 505-224-8341 for more information.

Register now for Fall Semester 2020

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
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2.  Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Explora’s Camps & Programs

Explora educators develop activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.

Call: 505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.


Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy

  • If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

September 9–December 21, 2020

Under the Sun

Class 1

Test different sunscreens to find out which one is the best for blocking the effects of the sun. Test the effect of the sun on UV beads and create your own photographic image using sunlight.

Leaves Everywhere

Class 2

Leaves give us oxygen, shelter, and shade. They can even give us food! Explore all the beautiful and wonderful things leaves have to offer!

Levers, Pulleys, and Ramps

Class 3

Explore simple machines and discover how they can make work easier. Find out where simple machines are used and create a chain reaction using levers, pulleys and ramps.

What’s in a Fingerprint?

Class 4

Explore your fingerprints and look at your hair under microscopes to find out what makes you unique. Be a forensic scientist as you investigate “who did it” by comparing the evidence!

Drawing Nature

Class 5

Become a scientific illustrator as you use grids, symmetry, and more to draw your favorite animals and plants. Investigate how science and art work together as you use magnifying glasses to examine insects and plants, and then use your powers of observation to inspire your illustrations.

Magnetic Filing

Class 6

Experiment with the powers of magnets as you try to repel and attract different materials. Explore magnetic pendulums, use a magnet to race a car, and draw with iron filings.

Catch a Wave

Class 7

Catch a sound wave! Students experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels. Make your own musical instrument to take home.

Colors on the Move

Class 8

How does mixing colored light compare with mixing different colors of paint together? Explore color mixing as you test a variety of materials and mediums to find out which colors mix together and which colors do not. Create new colors, dissect a marker to find the hidden colors inside and more.

For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-224-8341


Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323