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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

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Address: 1701 Mountain Road NW, 87104, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone Number: +1 505-224-8300
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Explora is an innovative learning place, providing over 250 fun and...
Explora is an innovative learning place, providing over 250 fun and hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for kids of all ages.
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We have visited this museum yearly for the past 3 years. My kids ages 1-8 love it. The exhibits are a lot of fun and interactive. Most exhibits are science based, so this is isn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We have visited this museum yearly for the past 3 years. My kids ages 1-8 love it. The exhibits are a lot of fun and interactive. Most exhibits are science based, so this is isn't really a typical children's museum. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. Free parking.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our kids (ages 3, 7, 12 and 14) ALL had a great time here! We spent the entire afternoon and no one got bored even once. There's SO much to do and see for all ages (even my husband and I had fun!). It's less than $10 each (I think it was around $8 for adults and $4 for kids),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place lives up the hype. Fun for all ages and even people that aren't normally attracted to science-type stuff. We had fun all day here. You need to know that you will lose track of time, because you are having such a wonderful time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We didn't plan to spend much time here originally, but wound up closing down the museum. Mom, Dad, and 13yo & 10yo all engrossed in the activities and still didn't get to them all! So many hands-on activities exploring different aspects of physical science... water, kinetic energy, light waves, sound, magnetism, etc. ALL in good condition and with quick appropriate... More 

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Borger, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This needs to be on family's list of things to do in Albuquerque. Even for middle schoolers who think they're too cool for everything. (There were several in there playing when I visited. ) There are several hands on experiments involving wind, light, gravity, water, electricity and sound. There is even an area for toddlers to play in case you... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We buy the family pass for year long visits. The current pass allows up to 4 members to enter each visit for free. With 4 kids and 2 grandkids it has more than paid for itself in the last year. We average 1 or 2 x a month or more and the kids always want to go back. I learn... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visit Albuquerque a few times a year and each time this place comes up and we somehow manage to not make it here but that was not the case this time. The kids loved it, lots of activities for them to play with and explore and the best part was that all of them were in working condition unlike... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

lay out and captions. lots of local displays. Good for kids interactive. film and videos were good for all ages.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our grandkids love it! Its very interesting and educational. There are a lot of activities for the kids to participate.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love taking my family here so much to do and we love how you can interact with everything and how I see the thought process it brings out in my child. We can spend hours in there experimenting and feeling like a kid again ourselves! I recommend everyone should take their children here.

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