Virtual STEM Nights

Virtual STEM Nights

Find out where in your community STEM is happening

Thank you to the City of Albuquerque for supporting these events!

Mondays: 6-6:30pm MT


  • March
    • March 1: Check out Explora Maker space with Sheldon! Laser cutting, 3D printing, and more!
    • March 8: Science Girl's Home Lab!
    • March 15: Big Jim's Farm
    • March 22: New Mexico Spaceport Authority
    • March 29: Twirl, A Play and Discovery Space Inc., Unmasking The Mask event
  •  April
    • April 5: NASA SUITS - Join us in Footprints on The Moon, a presentation in learning about lunar geology with Team Athena! Footprints on the Moon will introduce an augmented reality design created by the team for the 2021 NASA S.U.I.T.S challenge. The presentation will be focused on the importance and the process of lunar geology sampling, which will also include a fun interactive geology game.
    • April 12: High Desert FlameWorks - Watch our neighbors as they create some amazing glass work!
    • April 19: Join us for the Science of Storytelling, Empathy + Writing a Galaxy of Feelings with our Maker in Residence, poet Gigi Bellag. The whole family will be inspired to participate in this interactive program to create bubble poems inspired by "Helium" by Rudy Francisco.
    • April 26: Fidelity - Why We Save: This lesson teaches students key concepts in identifying opportunity costs, how to save money to save more money over time and explore spending and saving. This is a fun lesson for students who love to engage in activities! If possible, gather paper, scissors, and glue or tape.

More details to come as more partners are confirmed! Pre-registration required by 4pm on the date of the event.

Register Now

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
March 22, 2021
March 29, 2021

April 5, 2021
April 12, 2021
April 19, 2021
April 26, 2021
We’ve updated our online registration! You may be asked to provide a new password when you login.
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 505-600-6072, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.


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

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