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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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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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We spent three hours here and only really got to see the first floor of this place (that took about 2.5 hours and we kind of rush through the top floor in .5 hour.) Children and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michelle L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three hours here and only really got to see the first floor of this place (that took about 2.5 hours and we kind of rush through the top floor in .5 hour.) Children and adults will love this place.

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Brockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is second only to the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, in terms of interactive fun for kids. It's kinda smallish, but packed with exhibits that allow kids to experience natural phenomena directly: how water flows, how moving air affects objects, how gravity works... My daughter doesn't usually go in for science museums like this (she was... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Explora is amazing. There are so many interactive activities and they let you control the outcomes. From water jets to making music, games of skill, and an outdoor park where you can build your own playhouse. I rode a bike on a cable across the room. You can create floating shapes on directed jets of air or see how the... More 

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Our exhibits team strives to create environments in which people of all ages can have meaningful and fun learning experiences, so it is always nice to see, and hear about, our adult visitors having great time with our exhibit activities! Thanks for the visit and the review. More 

Roswell, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was very fun and completely engaging. Lots of seating for tired mom and hands on everything for kids.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several of these places around the country and this is well worth the visit. There are so many things to do, I would plan on at least half a day to see everything.

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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum was awesome. Lots to see. I recommend families with children definitely explore it. They have an awesome gift shop too. And it is wheelchair accessible.

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Thank leggbiscuit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids had a blast and even the adults had fun!! Some areas should have been a little cleaner, but I imagine it must be quite difficult to keep up with so many kids playing.

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Thank 729jannah
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took toddler grandchild to museum on a Monday early morning. We met a new mom-friend there. It was VERY Nice not having school age kids for several hours, so the little ones could play more safely.

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Thank KathleeB
Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great children's museum. We've been to a lot of them, but this one had TONS of hands-on stuff for kids, just one after another. Don't miss the giant elevator, I think we rode that 10 times. Great indoor Albuquerque attraction. Affordably priced.

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Thank MattIowa
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a fun day for the kids to learn, and actually have fun... Very kid friendly, and hands on for the smaller kids.... The teenagers can find other things to do along with the smaller kids.

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