Science to Grow On™

Science to Grow On™

For grades K-3, at Explora

Parent participation is welcome, but optional

Spring Semester: January 21st- April 29th, 2023

Grow your child’s love for science!

In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different theme. Activities change each semester.

In-person classes will meet all CDC  guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Masks are recommended but not required (Explora staff will be masked).

Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is encouraged, but not required.

Class schedule

Meets every other week:

  • Saturday Mornings,  9:30am–11am

Registration Fee

Explora members* $150 per child per semester
Non-members $170 per child per semester

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

Register now for Spring Semester 2023

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
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2. Call the Reservations office at 505‐600-6734 or e‐mail

3. Mail registration form with payment to: Explora Reservations Manager, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

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: 505-600-6734. 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

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

January 21 - April 29, 2023

Fantastic Plastic

Saturday, January 21

Experience plastics in a new way and manipulate a variety of types of plastics to investigate their properties! Recycle plastics found around the house to make new things, test the strength of plastic bags, and make Shrinky Dinks.

Pigments of Your Imagination

Saturday, February 4

Combine chemistry and art to create your own paints and create a painting. Paint is a compound; experiment with combining different substances to make a variety of paints.

Cooking Chemistry

Saturday, February 18

Test different foods to find out which ones have carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Investigate the difference between baking soda and baking powder; create your own snack and more in this super fun and tasty exploration!

Under the Sun

Saturday, March 4

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

Dirt, Dig It!

Saturday, March 18

What is dirt? Who needs it? Dig in the dirt to discover who and what is in it. Then, make a newspaper pot in which to grow your own plant.

Forced into Action

Saturday, April 1

Experience the  “relative” nature of motion and discover the “rules” as to how things move in this hands-on exploration of physics.

Colorful Kaleidoscopes

Saturday, April 15

Explore the amazing properties of mirrors and light.  Discover the images and patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play.  Build your own colorful kaleidoscope to take home.  

Bathroom Science

Saturday, April 29

Adults are always telling you to wash your hands, so find out why as you explore bathroom science.  We will explore the spread of germs, test different soaps, and make our own hand cleanser.

Activities vary from semester to semester. For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-600-6734


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