1. Explora is not open to the public, per the Governor’s public health order. 
  2. Phase One re-opening of Explora began with the return of Explora Summer Camps. Virtual camps began May 26, and in-person summer camps began on June 15. Both run through August 7. To register please visit: https://www.explora.us/en/educational-programs/camps/
  3. There is no date for Phase Two: re-opening for general admission, per the Governor’s public health order. Visit our social media channels for updates and continued STEAM programming: FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

Thank you!


  1. Explora no está abierto al público, según la orden de salud pública de la Gobernadora.
  2. La reapertura de la Fase Uno de Explora comenzó con el regreso de los Campamentos de Verano Explora. Los campamentos virtuales comenzaron el 26 de Mayo, y los campamentos de verano en persona comenzaron el 15 de Junio. Ambos se extenderán hasta el 7 de Agosto. Para registrarse, visite: https://www.explora.us/en/educational-programs/camps/
  3. En este momento, no hay fecha para la Fase Dos: reapertura para admisión general, según la orden de salud pública de la Gobernadora. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para actualizaciones y programación continua de STEAM: Facebook, Instagram y Twitter.

Muchisimas gracias. 

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Drop in every Monday for Makerspace Open Hours from 3-5pm!

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.

“Paper Engineering”

January – March 2020
Cut, Fold, Build, Test

Build with paper from January through March in Studio Inventivo. Design a bridge, bind a book, build a puppet, and more as we explore the limits of paper engineering.

Studio Inventivo Open Hours

Mondays 3–5pm
Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!

Upcoming Classes

Teens & Adults Welcome
Included with admission

No registration required – Classroom capacity of 10 students.

Beginner Sewing |  Thursdays 1-2pm
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity. Free with admission. All ages

Intro to Quilling | March 17 |  4-6pm
Roll, pinch, and fold paper to create beautiful work. Learn the basics of this paper artform in this beginner-friendly class.

NEW Maker in Residence Program! 

Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical instrument to take home! Different classes will offer different experiences and instruments to explore and build, so come to one or several. 

Classes are included with paid Explora general admission. No pre-registration is required, but class size is limited and on a first come first serve basis at class time.

Classes are offered most Thursdays, 3–5 pm, and Saturdays 12–3pm from January 16 – April 18, 2020. There will be no class on February 20 or February 22.

Call 505-224-8300 to confirm class date and topic.

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*Explora’s Maker in Residence Program inspires interest and creative involvement in Making and the Arts. Interact with local artists, make and take cool stuff, and learn science and art. This program is supported by funding from the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund of the City of Albuquerque.

Check our Special Events page and Calendar for upcoming Studio Inventivo workshops and special themes.

Follow Explora on Facebook and Instagram for more information, inspiration, photos, and inventions!

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