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 starting October 5, 2020


  • October

    • October 5: America’s Spaceport - It's International Space Week! Join America’s Spaceport to take a look at spacecraft and satellites. 

    • October 12: Big Jim Farms - Join Big Jim Farms to find out more about chili ristras and the math patterns hidden in ristra making.

    • October 19: Explora - It's National Chemistry Week! Join us as we take a look at fizzing & foaming chemistry.

    • October 26: Albuquerque Balloon Museum - Find out the art and science behind ballooning.

  • November

    • November 2: Explora - Join us for our "Under Pressure" demonstration, all about air, air pressure, and vacuum chambers.

    • November 9: "Go be awesome!" Science fun with Science Girl’s Lab!

    • November 16: Up in Flames - Hot and flaming experiments with Explora

    • November 23: Space Drones and more with NM Tech!

    • November 30: What is Bioinspiration and Biomimetics? Join NM Tech to find out. 

  • December

    • December 7: Santa Fe Children's Museum - Fun in Space

    • December 14: New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

  • January

    • January 11: Kirk Walker and the NM LEGO user group are in to talk about engineering with legos!

    • January 18: Animal Humane New Mexico

    • January 25: NMT Mechanical Engineering- Come hear about our research on drones, including a live demo and discussion on drones in space!

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

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

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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