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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wonderful science museum for children of all ages

Went with my 2 year old granddaughter and she thoroughly loved it. So many activities for toddlers... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Linda S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Not for Children only!

This is it if you have different age kids or even adults. We rode the bike 12ft in the air - we... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Holiday hours are at end of this 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...more
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Went with my 2 year old granddaughter and she thoroughly loved it. So many activities for toddlers and older children.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is it if you have different age kids or even adults. We rode the bike 12ft in the air - we learned too much and the neat thing is each age group had different exhibts!! must see

Thank BILL S
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We believe that the name "children's museum'" would be reductive, as we found it an interesting museum focused on sciences, offering activities for all ages. You can't refrain from putting your hands on and experimenting yourself, no matter if you are 3 or 53 years...More

Thank Daniela V
Reviewed July 29, 2018

My four year old grandson had a blast at Explora! It's a great place to visit for a fun, interactive learning experience. There is a great range of activities for children (and adults) of all ages. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thank jennyC8520NB
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Our family was visiting from Texas. We did not initially have this on our agenda but I am so glad we went. The admission fee is super affordable and the museum is huge. There are TONS of exhibits for kids to explore hands on. It...More

Thank laurenadonis
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I took my 2-year-old here a couple of weeks ago for the Monday morning "Toddler Time." Essentially you are allowed to bring little kids (I think pre-school age and under) into the museum an hour before it opens so that they can explore without being...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Traveling with children, 3 to 16 years of age, it's difficult to find something to please them all. but this Science Center fills the bill. The hands-on, engaging nature of every exhibit invites children to play and learn at the same time. Our three-year-old particularly...More

Thank juniemoonie
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We pretty much visit Explora whenever we come to Abq to visit. They have a ton of exhibits and everything is hands on exploration which kids love. They also change up the exhibits so that if you visited last year, you will probably see a...More

Thank HabsFan33
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The granddaughters adore going here. They visit from Wyoming and look forward to going every year. This year they are almost 6, 8 and 10. This is their third annual visit. There are always new exhibits as well as old favorites like the bubble room...More

Thank thequeenmum
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Explora has a wide array of hands on activities which are both educational and a lot of fun. The people can build houses, play in a simulated stream, fly a plane, and many other activities which will entertain and indicate physical principles. The activities are...More

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April 30, 2018|
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Response from Melissa G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I’ve been to Explora many times with children up to age 14 (so far) and a good time was had by all. I would recommend 2-3 hours, depending on how hands on your grandson is and what the me you go. Check the schedule in... More
November 9, 2017|
Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
I'm so sorry for the delay in responding, but just in case you are doing very advance planning: A few hours. Reviewers who mention how long they stay tend to say they stay several hours or more, unless pressed for time. And... More
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I just saw this. There are activities for all ages there.