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“One of best in the country”

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Ranked #2 of 222 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner 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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of best in the country”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have been to many children/science/hands on museums in big cities and this is the best even if we are a small city !!! My kids went here every week for years when we home schooled and NEVER got tired of it. Don't rush through this place...if you bring kids let them explore and create without pressure to see the whole place in a day. Don't forget to stop playing yourself or you will loose track of your children. We also love the special performances, shows, activities, and classes.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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“highlight of the trip for the kids”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

they begged to go back there lol.... everything is hands on and interactive, which is quite different from many other science museums.

Visited February 2012
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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
“nice afternoon”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

It is a nice place to spend with a 7 years old child
that's what I did with my son , he learned and had fun in the same time

Visited November 2011
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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“TONS to do”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

There was so much to do and see at this museum, it was almost overwhelming. We went on President's Day, so it was a holiday, but this place was crazy busy. Still our kids (2 and 5) had a great time and have already asked when they can go back.

Visited February 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great family day”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

It is a great place for mom and dad to interact with the little one. Will be taking my daughter again in March for a field trip and looking forward to it.

Visited January 2012
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