Special Events

Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Does your skirt, dress, or pants need pockets? Bring an article of clothing and we can make it better with more pockets! Included with admission for ages 7 and up! Design, create, and share in
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity in Explora’s makerspace, Studio Inventivo. Included with admission. All ages! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Use a variety of textiles to create your very own beverage insulator. No sewing machine experience required. Included with admission for ages 7 and up! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with
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Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Learn the basics of sewing or improve on your skills while making your own upcycled tote bag. Included with admission for ages 7 and up. Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Celebrate the New Year 12 hours early at Explora, with our NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 10am-2pm on December 31.We’ll have a countdown and an indoor balloon drop at NOON, of 2,020 balloons! Perfect for
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
* Have a fun Friday night at a great price! Looking for a unique, affordable night out? Come to Explora’s Adult Night for ages 18+ on Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:30-10pm.This month’s theme is “‘Know

Special Events

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Studio Inventivo – Pocket Party!
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Pocket Party!

Does your skirt, dress, or pants need pockets? Bring an article of clothing and we can make it better with more pockets! Included with admission for ages 7 and up!

Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real tools and materials as you explore the current theme. During each 3-month-long theme Studio Inventivo will highlight different tools and materials that visitors can use.

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Dec
19
Thu
2019
Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Beginner Sewing

Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity in Explora’s makerspace, Studio Inventivo. Included with admission. All ages!

Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real tools and materials as you explore the current theme. During each 3-month-long theme Studio Inventivo will highlight different tools and materials that visitors can use.

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Studio Inventivo – Koozie Kreations
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Koozie Kreations @ Explora

Use a variety of textiles to create your very own beverage insulator. No sewing machine experience required. Included with admission for ages 7 and up!

Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real tools and materials as you explore the current theme. During each 3-month-long theme Studio Inventivo will highlight different tools and materials that visitors can use.

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Dec
21
Sat
2019
Studio Inventivo – DIY Tote bags
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - DIY Tote bags

Learn the basics of sewing or improve on your skills while making your own upcycled tote bag. Included with admission for ages 7 and up.

Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real tools and materials as you explore the current theme. During each 3-month-long theme Studio Inventivo will highlight different tools and materials that visitors can use.

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Dec
31
Tue
2019
NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NOON Year's Eve Family Celebration

Celebrate the New Year 12 hours early at Explora, with our NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 10am-2pm on December 31.

We’ll have a countdown and an indoor balloon drop at NOON, of 2,020 balloons! Perfect for everyone who won’t be up at midnight.

OPTIONAL: Wear your favorite holiday “UGLY SWEATER” to add to the festive fun for everyone!

All exhibits are open for exploration, too. All included with regular admission.

PLEASE NOTE: ​Explora closes at 2pm ​December 31. We are closed on January 1, and we will re-open January 2.​ Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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Jan
17
Fri
2020
* Adult Night 18+: Know & Glow
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
* Adult Night 18+: Know & Glow

* Have a fun Friday night at a great price! Looking for a unique, affordable night out? Come to Explora’s Adult Night for ages 18+ on Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:30-10pm.This month’s theme is “‘Know & Glow.” 

Details of all the activities, and advance ticket purchase up to the day before the event, are available on https://www.explora.us/adult-night/ OR https://www.facebook.com/events/784233882003477/ . You can also pay at the event when doors open at 6:30pm. 

In addition to activities around this month’s theme, Adult Night also has live music, exhibit exploration, a food truck and coffee vendor. 

Admission $10 ($7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID), Explora members free.

Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, 505-224-8300, www.explora.us

 This ages 18 and up event is sponsored by weekly Alibi.  

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Camps & Semester Programs

Explora Outreach Events

Did you know Explora Outreach brings activities to locations around Albuquerque and all over New Mexico? See what is already happening, or learn about booking an outreach near you! Learn about outreach.

Adult Nights for ages 18+ Let your inner child out at an evening for grown ups!

The next Adult Night is Friday, January 17, 2020, 7-10pm. The theme will be “Know & Glow.” 

Regular admission fees apply. Members receive free admission!

Explora is offering Sensory Friendly Hours in partnership with the NM Autism Society.

Our next Sensory Friendly Hours day is Sunday, October 13 from 10am-noon.

For more information call 505-224-8300.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free. Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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