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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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SO MUCH FUN!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bogota, Colombia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Love this place - fun for all ages! My kids range in age from 9-16 and this place delivers. It's interesting for younger kids (great bubble area) and older (love the puzzle tables). Adults get into the fun with the suspended bike that you ride on a cable. Highly recommend - especially on a HOT summer day...it's nice and cool... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There is a reason this place is number 1 of things to to in Albuquerque! We visited on a Saturday afternoon and stayed for hours! I didn't expect so many experiments to be crammed in this place! Wind, water, color, lights, and lasers - oh my! My daughter is 10 and she loved it! But there were tons of younger... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Kid or adult, this is science at its most fun! My husband and I enjoyed the afternoon at this museum and would go back again - it makes you feel like a kid!

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