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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Ranked #2 of 223 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 older children, Activities for young children
Albuquerque
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Explora”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great children's museum. If a family with young chilodren is visiting Albquerque, this should not be missed.

Visited March 2014
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very fun place for the kids”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Awesome science museum where kids can learn all sorts of things. We went in the morning and there were a lot of school groups, but they seemed to clear out around lunch.

Visited April 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Explora is great for the whole family”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

My grandson, 5 years old, lives in another town and when he visits, which is often, he wants to go to Explora. There are activities for the whole family and we all have fun. There are facilities to have birthday parties and other celebrations. I suppose there may be an extra charge for parties, but I don't know.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good children's museum, feels modern & fresh”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Steps off the old town, a good children's museum. It feels new and fresh with good and varied exhibits. Staff very friendly and engaging. The high wire bike, mind puzzles and of course the elevator are highlights. No food/drink available.

Visited April 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

There is so much to do. For small guys and adults and everything in between. My six year old loved the water exhibits, and the planes, and the bubbles, and, well, everything. He was enthralled with the big elevator that housed a sofa and two chairs. I enjoyed the mind puzzles. There are staff members everywhere, glad to help you with whatever.

One could easily spend several hours there!

Visited April 2014
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