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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-224-8300
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Ranked #1 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Fun and learning merge at this exciting science exploration center that's loaded with hands-on and interactive educational exhibits for people of all... more » Owner description: Fun and learning merge at this exciting science exploration center that's loaded with hands-on and interactive educational exhibits for people of all ages. « less
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Shiprock, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The kids were busy exploring for over 2 hours and could have stayed longer. Many different activities and building stations. The giant bubble station was the most popular!

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Richardson, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent about 2 hours here on a Monday afternoon with my 8 year old son and thankfully it wasn't too crowded because it's all interactive. My son really loved this place, especially the water exhibits. But there are definitely some areas that need to be addressed. Many of the exhibits are sectioned off in mini cubicle areas with 7... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were just stopping in Albuquerque to break up a road trip and decided to stop by the Children's Museum. We had a good time. I have a six year old boy and he did enjoy it. My son doesn't always have a great attention span but he did like to go from station to station. I would say that... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a fun place that you and the children will enjoy for hours!! Put your mind to the test when trying to figure out how things work.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While the place is not flashy, the sheer quantity of well-done interactive science stations is amazing. I wish we had a museum like this in around here! A must-visit for kids or anyone with an ounce of curiosity.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very fun for the kids. Fun activities that actually teach them something.. Not a waste of time or money.

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HIGHLAND PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really liked the exhibit that traced life from the beginning to the present. There are stops along the life path (for example, there is one for the rise of dinosaurs). There is an imax and a 3d theatre. This is the original home of Microsoft; so, don't miss the computer history exhibit.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place motivates family interaction. We had a blast. Go with plenty of time as each exhibits will consume time from your trip. It is well worth the experience.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. Its vety informative without nbeing boring. If you have children they will enjoy the inter a tive displays. The volunteers are also very well informed and approachable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a fabulous docent that gave us lots of information. She was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

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