Explora is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to protect one another and our community. If you need assistance, please contact explora@explora.us. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Thank you!

Explora está cerrado debido al brote de coronavirus. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para protegernos unos a otros y a nuestra comunidad. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con explora@explora.us. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora,  por favor vaya a  https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Muchisimas gracias.

Beaker Bonus

Ideas, the Store at Explora

Unusual and unique gifts to inspire the imagination and challenge the brain!

Members Beaker Bonus Special

Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, August 31

Show your Explora membership card at the admission counter to receive your Beaker Bonus. Draw one coupon to receive special shopping discounts on unusual and unique gifts at Ideas, the Store at Explora. Offer good 8/1/18 – 8/31/18.

Ideas, the Store at Explora

Shop at Explora and you’ll be giving the gift of education!

We’re open 7 days a week, shopping is tax-free, and 100% of the proceeds from store sales will benefit Explora, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!


Give the Gift of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)!

Anatomy kits
Wood Building kits
Lava Lamps
STEM Stocking Stuffers

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, 12-6 pm
Located inside Explora, general admission is not required to visit our store.
Call 505-224-8348 for information and special orders.

Memberships are a smart choice for the holidays, and all year!

Explora membership provides a whole year of educational fun, and makes a great gift, too! Learn about member benefits and call or stop in to buy a membership soon!

Gift Cards, Gift Memberships, Gift Registries

Gift Card:  Purchase a gift card for that special someone or yourself today! Gift Cards can be used towards Membership, Admission, Store Purchases, Birthday Parties, and even for Education Programs.

Purchase Gift Cards here: https://esccma.explora.us/giftcard.aspx

Gift Registry:  Make an appointment with the store manager and create a list of the special items you would love to receive.

Learn more about Birthday Parties at Explora

Unique Gifts

Explore our array of hands-on learning tools, gadgets, and games that will have your family and friends engaged in the world of science. Choose from a wide range of educationally stimulating items featuring science, chemistry, building, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, art supplies, quirky gifts, and much more!

Postcard Puzzlers

Send your friends and family an Explora postcard, with a brain-teasing puzzle or illusion, available at Ideas, the Store at Explora!

Member Discounts

Explora members receive a 10% discount on store merchandise year-round, and are invited to double-discount shopping events several times a year. Become a Member

Educator Discounts

Educators always receive a 10% discount on their class or school purchases at Ideas. We offer quality classroom resources, materials, and tools related to science, technology, and art. Ideas, the Store at Explora, carries a wide selection of items that provide hours of hands-on learning, like science kits, nature explorations, books, optics, and intriguing puzzles. School checks and purchase orders are welcome, and purchases over $200 get a 20% discount. Special orders are welcome.

Return Policy

With Receipt:  All store merchandise is refundable and exchangeable with the original receipt up to 4 weeks after date of purchase. All refunds will be made in the same form of payment at the time of purchase. Without Receipt:  Refunds will not be allowed without receipt. If merchandise is resalable, full store credit will be granted. The customer can do the exchange on the same day or may be granted a gift card for the return. Questions/exceptions or further inquiries – please see Front End Manager

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