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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, part science center, part...
Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for people of all ages, from toddlers to teens to adults. We have an early childhood learning, area including a special area for toddlers to explore, and children and adults enjoy not only our two main floors of exhibit activities, but our outdoor decks with views, giant building blocks, and playground patio. Located in Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Explora has free parking and is perfectly situated for a walk to the nearby park, shops, and restaurants.
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As you enter the museum there is my favorite area. It is a big wall thigh a peg board from which you can attach all sorts of systems hen tool a marble down your creation to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As you enter the museum there is my favorite area. It is a big wall thigh a peg board from which you can attach all sorts of systems hen tool a marble down your creation to see how it fairs. The enthusiasm, creativity and quick improvements of the children is fun to watch. This is one of the more popular... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for kids. we loved the bubble's and the elevator which was as big as a studio apartment with furniture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First time here with the family and I couldn't have picked a better place. We all had so much fun. There is tons of hands on activities to do there, even myself as an adult I had fun. I highly recommend this place for a fun family day!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A bit overpriced for what they have in it. Kids really love the rooftop play area and playing in the water. I think they need to spend some money and get some better activities. My nephew says it is too much like school.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Explora with our 2 yo and 3 1/2 yo children. They had fun but many of the exhibits would have been better for older children. They did have an infant/toddler area and our kids had plenty to do in the two hours we spent there. I recommend riding in the elevator!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great place to take the family!!! So much to do. Clean, friendly,educational. All wrapped up in one amazing place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum is very reasonable and has a lot to see. We had an eleven year old with us and he had a great time. All the exhibits are interactive. The bicycle on the high wire was cool. We all got a kick out of the huge elevator. We ended up spending more time there than we expected to.

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time! Thanks for the review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a very welcome break from the heat. My kids love children's museums, so we try to go whenever we find one. They all really enjoyed most of the exhibits. A lot of the exhibits would be good for older children (learning about light, sound waves, electricity, etc). My young children (2, 4, and 6) also had plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My daughter absolutely adores this place and will go daily if allowed. Excellent activities and programs, we all love it!!

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, It's great to hear how much your daughter enjoys spending time here! Since it sounds like you visit often, just a heads-up that we will have new expanded activities with bubbles opening around the December holiday time. Thanks for your review! More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very hands-on. Tons of stuff to do. This would be a good place to take a group of kids that are different ages. My elementary kiddo AND middle school kid enjoyed our day here. I was pleasantly surprised at how few things were broken, given it's kids and the exhibits are so hands-on.

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We're delighted that you visited Explora, and found our hands-on exhibits engaging for both your elementary and middle-school kids! Thanks for the review! More 

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