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.

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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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