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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Ranked #2 of 222 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a real neat museum with surprises like a giant elevator with a sitting room in it, and oh..... I can't tell you the rest... go and see it for yourself... worth the money.. a must see!

Visited August 2013
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Roswell, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a great place to spend the day with your children!! We learned a ton and had a blast! It was clean and everyone is super friendly!

Visited August 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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169 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great place to learn while having a ball!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Science is fun! That is the message you will leave the explora with. Fun for all ages, this is a children's museum with plenty of activities to keep everyone engaged and entertained. Plan to spend at least two or three hours to get the full effect.

Visited September 2012
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Canon City, Colorado
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kids and Adults will love”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Way too much packed into this amazing location. Not expensive and easily 3 hrs of fun! Our kids loved the water area, our son spent 30 min in the craft room...i think my husband played the longest in the electrical and sound areas. Gift shop is high so we didn't buy any thing, but the whole trip was amazing!! Staff friendly helpful and seemed to like what they do!

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great time for both kids and adults”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Excellent place to spend a few hours - lots to do and see. I come here almost every month with my kids.

Visited August 2013
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