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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
Phone Number: +1 505-224-8300
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12:00 pm - 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 Place for Kids to Explore

I spent time with my best friend and her 2 young children here, and I loved all the activities Explora has for the kids of all ages "including us adults" I would have loved to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
alejiguerra
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent time with my best friend and her 2 young children here, and I loved all the activities Explora has for the kids of all ages "including us adults" I would have loved to be able to spend more time looking around and having fun. This is a place to fill your day with learning and using your imagination.

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Couer d'Alene, ID, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this for the youngest member of our party. The others seemed just as fascinated at the largely science/mathematics related exhibits. Staff were cheerful, rarely present.

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Thank James C
Zuni, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Explora is for the whole family to go out and have lots of fun while learning at the same time. Always something different to see and learn all while having fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place for the kids to learn and also be hands on with the learning ! The bubble station is the kids favorite !!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

There are oodles of creative and entertaining hands-on science experiences for all ages. Little kids become excited and engaged, even at their short attention span level. There are many serious scientific experiments that are hands on, and there are classes and other additional options available, too. Adults have fun, too! The playground is good, also. The only negative is the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

A small group of ladies "of a certain age" went and spent the afternoon playing like kids and had a wonderful time! This is great entertainment for all ages!

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

One of the best done children's museums I have been in. We particularly enjoyed coloring sea creatures, scanning them, and having them appear swimming (moving their fins and tails realistically) across a wall projection. There were areas to explore bubbles, electricity, and mechanical operations. We were there mid day on a week day, I understand it can get pretty crowded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

My kids enjoy this place so much! We always spend about 3 hours here and it's always full of fun and learning

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My wife and I had as much fun as our 5 and 3 year old sons. This place was "so cool." It explored water, air, solids, gasses, liquids, etc. What an amazing place...and clean with hand sanitizers everywhere.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Took our 5 and 9 year old boys to this hands on exploration place. They loved it and didn't want to leave. We spent about 4 hours and did not touch everything. Very informative and educational.

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