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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

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Address: 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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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Great way to spend a day with your kids, or grandkids!

I was pleased at how varied the actovities are, even for the younger children. My three year old grandson had a ball building up on the roof with the giant building blocks! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Claudia A
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleased at how varied the actovities are, even for the younger children. My three year old grandson had a ball building up on the roof with the giant building blocks! The bubble activities were fun for all of us and the gift shop has a lot of nice science related activities to purchase and take home. Exora also... More 

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Thank Claudia A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you decide to visit this place make sure you and your kids are well rested as it can get loud, and a little hectic with all the kids running about. It takes a long time to get through this place so don't plan on doing anything before or after. You can make a day of it. There is an... More 

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New Mexico
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91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here numerous times. You can literally stay all day. You can find something for everyone and everyone will be happy (and tired) at the end of the visit.

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Thank lessard
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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272 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explora is a wonderful interactive museum and learning center for kids of all ages. Located close to Old Town next to the Albuquerque Museum of Natural History and across Mountain from the Albuquerque Museum, Explora has a remarkable selection of interactive displays, exhibits, puzzles, and fun activities for kids. Part science, part technology and part art, the exhibits are largely... More 

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Thank gypsyuno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting to go to explora for a long time so my man took me. while we were there it was so crowded it wasn't even funny rude kids everywhere the adults were just as bad couldn't take a look at anything without anyone else pushing and shoving or even taking things outta your hands the place was amazing... More 

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

Dear Myiesha, We're sorry that your experiences were challenging! It sounds like you visited on one of our busiest days of the year, like a school holiday. During these exceptional hours, many of our staff are working behind the scenes to keep exhibits and supplies serviced. We hope you will visit again! You're welcome to call ahead 505-224-8300 and ask... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the kids I was nannying almost every week during the summer. They loved it, and so did I! I came back with my best friend without the kiddos for a day. They're always finding new ways to make science an understandable language for kids who are best at math, or art, or learn visually, with their hands or... More 

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

Wow! Thanks for the great comments! So glad you had fun all summer and beyond, both with the kids - and without! Since you enjoy visiting on your own, you might enjoy one of our 6-times-a-year Adult Nights for ages 18 and up (details on our website). You get a real chance to explore without the kiddos, with special activities... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a morning or an evening with kids or even with your date. For kids I totally recommend, for adults only if you are playful.

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Thank Jose C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do, touch, and interact with. My two year old granddaughter, my son, daughter in law and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Thank JBA575
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my niece and had a blast! Would recommend this for everyone young or old. I learned a lot of things.

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Thank 256danettet
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place for kids, as well as surprisingly interesting for adults, visitors will leave with an increased appreciation for science.

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