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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 had 3 recent college graduates visiting as they drove through NM. We took them to Explora! and we could have spent more time there. The activities were just as appropriate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had 3 recent college graduates visiting as they drove through NM. We took them to Explora! and we could have spent more time there. The activities were just as appropriate for them as they were for young children. It is close to Old Town so it was nice to walk over afterward and explore old town as well.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went on Adult night with two other couples. What big fun! Real hands-on experience. Got to play with all the "toys". Even featured live music. Telescopes out on the deck as well.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very unique museum that is great for kids and adults. This museum has a unique science focus but keeps kids very entertained. A must do in the ABQ

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place has a variety of interactive exhibits for kids of all ages to tinker with. It's worth visiting every so often.

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

had 3 and 5 y.o. grandchildren with us - a perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday - very crowded - but went again Monday from 3-5:30 and no lines or waiting to anything - the kids loved the bubbles and the water area best - interesting for adults, as well. Great staff!

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Vancouver, BC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Liked the well laid out displays and the variety of interesting things for kids to do and try. The overhead bicycle ride is a standout. Great place to bring your young family especially if outdoor activities are restricted.

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Chico,CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a must-do for kids when visiting Albuquerque. It is clean, spacious and loaded with fun activites that involve making REALLY large bubbles and playing with water, air, sand, sound and electricity. The laminar flow fountain alone is worth the visit.

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Belen, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Took our granddaughters, aged 6 and 4. They loved the chance to try everything and see it all. They especially loved the huge bubble blowing and the huge blocks. I do wish the block area had a cushioned ground cover because the 4 year old fell off some blocks and skinned up her knee and another child also took a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So much fun for our 3 year old!! He enjoyed everything about this incredibly kid friendly atmosphere. Every station has an interactive/hands on component that makes kids think and wonder. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often!

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautifully organized & designed, "hands on" science center for children. Our bright & inquisitive 9 yr old found plenty to do & wanted to return. Loved the two story high bike ride (she was just tall enough to qualify) but also most of the stations throughout the museum. We are "museum people" and give it our "A" rating.

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