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.

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.

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

Muchisimas gracias.

Teen Science Café

Teen Science Cafés are FREE events where teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career! Meet other teens, have snacks, and enjoy a science talk and activity.

Friday, March 6, 2020

5:30–7:30pm

The Smart Microgrid
with Rudy Montoya, UNM Research Assistant

Not too long ago, power failures were catastrophic events that would disrupt thousands of families, businesses, and city/state infrastructure. Rudy is a mechanical engineer working to change the structure of today’s electrical grid system to intelligently manage power changes, incorporate sustainable energy, and to increase the efficiency of the current grid. In this Café, you can interact with a 3D model of the SMART Microgrid, play with electromagnets, and create electrical circuits.

Teen Science Cafe

2019-2020 Dates

FREE Teen Science Cafés meet from 5:30–7pm at Explora and do not require registration!

Friday May 1, 2020

Check out these other great teen events & programs at Explora!

FREE Teen Nights at Explora

Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 6:30–9:30pm
Leap into 2020! 
  • Games
  • Origami
  • Door prizes

Home School Explorations

Grades 6–8

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators.

Frontiers for Young Minds

Ages 8–15

We are looking for 8–15-year-olds with curious minds to join us for a FREE program designed to help scientists create engaging research articles! Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting.

Teen Tech Club

Ages 13–18

The Teen Tech Club offers teens a place to create, tinker, play and learn. In an open-ended format, participants will guide their own learning by exploring cutting edge technology with guidance from experts.

FREE for TEENS!

Explora Café

Find other New Mexico Teen Science Cafés

Explora’s Cafés are on first Fridays of most months.
No registration or fee, just come and check it out. Explora Café questions? 505-224-8300.

Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) is provided in part by New Mexico EPScoR.

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