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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
+1 505-224-8300
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Ranked #2 of 186 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner description: 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, playground patio, and gift shop filled with entertaining and educational items great for at home or travel fun. We offer after-school, home school, and early childhood classes, plus winter, spring, and summer camps for kids. 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. We close Jan 1, July 4, the week after labor day, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Entertaining for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is an interesting place for both children and adults. We enjoyed watching the kids participating most of all.

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albuquerque
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great for our kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our kids have grown up with this museum. It moved to this location about a decade ago, before our youngest started talking. Now he is twelve and has won 3 state engineering championships. Its hard to say what influences a person, but Explora was certainly a part of it. Lots of interesting displays and interactive exhibits, IMAX and everything you expect from a science museum. With the natural history museum right next door, its all here.

Visited November 2012
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western colorado
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208 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a great place for any curious person, whether young or not. There are exhibits for many interests, the central fountain is interactive, and it's a very welcoming place. I understand some evenings are reserved for adults only.

Visited November 2012
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fun and educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Explora is a fun day trip for kids of all ages. With many different areas to explore and many ways to play, explore and learn it is educational.

Visited August 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“science and activities for the entire family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

this is a great science center and museums from young ones to seniors its a great place to learn and have fun! Enjoy!

Visited April 2012
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