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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

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Address: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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+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
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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, 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.

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Great tactile experience for kids of all ages

This place has won national awards. It is a wonderful, experiential place for kids. (Adults have a lot of fun, too!) It is safe and educational. We have been members for many... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has won national awards. It is a wonderful, experiential place for kids. (Adults have a lot of fun, too!) It is safe and educational. We have been members for many years and taken grandchildren there many times. We all have fun!

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Thank donese2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is all hands on for kids and even adults will find some of the exhibits interesting. There are many lab activities to participate in and films that are informative. The price is reasonable and the family will enjoy the visit.

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Thank Virgle M
Albuquerque, NM
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kids of all ages - young thru old - things for everyone to enjoy! The best part was watching the lights going off in the little heads as they figured something out. How very exciting is that!

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Thank T143EWsusanh
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many educational places, especially for children, require so much time to really see the exhibits. This place will keep a child's interest, as well as the adults, and you can feel you've seen it all when you leave. Everything is truly interesting and beautifully layed out. It's a must see while in Albuquerque.

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Thank Katey B
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have taken my granddaughters several times to Explora and every time we had a ball. There are so many FUN learning opportunities for the kids at Explora. Yes learning can be fun even for us adults. Ages 3/4 and up

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Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Inexpensive, educational fun!!! My two year old had a blast. Plenty to do and see. She was so excited and curious it was a thrill to watch her maneuver through the activities. Highly recommend this activity!

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Thank Danielle N
Clovis, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My children love this place and I enjoy taking them because it is fun and educational. We love the bubbles and the water tables the best probably.

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Thank Brittany A
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent half a day at this science museum. Great hands on exhibits for kids of all ages. The museum does not have a cafe/restaurant but the Natural History Museum across the street has one. It is convenient to eat at the cafe at NHM but the food is very average. We recommend you go elsewhere if possible and then... More 

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Thank mpsudame
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a rainy day during our recent Albuquerque trip and opted for the Explora Science Center, it was such a wonderful experience- both for adults and children, all of the exhibits were great and the staff was exceptional. My only wish is that we had one similar in our own community!

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Thank ClairML
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids and adults alike. Great time learning abt the world around us. They also have summer camps and weekend activates. Great place for Earth Day too. Close to the natural history museum and a short walk to old town.

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