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“Fun, Fun, Fun for the Kiddos”

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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fun, Fun, Fun for the Kiddos”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Kids can spend hours in this place. There are so many activities to partake in. Either eat before you go or have lunch while you are there because you will be there for a long time. Everything in Explora is interesting, even for adults.

Visited February 2012
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Albuquerque, NM
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“A great place for children ...of any age!!!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Got totally lost in the experience and was totally challenged......and I'm a BIG kid!!!! Forgot all about the time and ended up spending most of the day there....

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Monument, Colorado
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Best thing to do in ABQ”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Everyone, age 2 to 65, had a wonderful time. We could not have been happier. Highlight of the trip. One especially enjoyed the water feature, one especially enjoyed electricity and lasers, one especially was delighted with the wind experiments. Wish we could have stayed longer. I would never get tired of going to Explora!

Visited March 2012
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Sierra Vista
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“a must do in Albuquerque”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

It is great for kids of all ages and adults too!!! This is a museum that is hands-on and interactive. It promotes curiousity. My son had no idea he was doing math and science as he played. We had an absolute blast as we weren't trying to read and understand displays. The learning was all his and at his level. Love love love this museum.

Visited March 2012
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“great for the whole family”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

we always buy a membership due to the fact that we are always finding an excuse to go...the whole family has a favorite spot, the pinic area allows us to stay a little longer and not have the added expense of eating out. fun every time

Visited August 2011
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