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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Excellent Place

A very exciting and interesting place to visit with your kids Lots to do and programs for the kids... read more

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marthaarmijo25
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amazing fun for the fam

Great place for family fun. a lot to do and see and hands on experiences for the kids. The adults... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
66flowerpower
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.
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“adult night” (17 reviews)
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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+1 505-224-8300
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"all ages"
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"hands on activities"
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"adult night"
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"bubble room"
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"high wire bike"
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"great place for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"great hands"
in 13 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"whole family"
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"lots of fun"
in 15 reviews
"few hours"
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"old town"
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"bubbles"
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"explorer"
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Reviewed today

A very exciting and interesting place to visit with your kids Lots to do and programs for the kids in the summer and winterAnd the cashiers are wonderful, and very nice.

Thank marthaarmijo25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for family fun. a lot to do and see and hands on experiences for the kids. The adults can have fun too.

Thank 66flowerpower
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational for lung people. Nice location in city also. Youngsters will find it very engaging.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to explore and enjoy trying out the activities, for people of all ages. The water barrel and the jumping water was so relaxing to watch.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both adults and children will enjoy the scientific exhibits and various machines. All the machines have no cost.

Thank reufer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an engineer by training, and a genuine lover of all things science, I was amazed at the thought put into each and every exhibit. Our grandkids, 7 and 9 enjoyed the entire experience but I think kids a little older may get more out...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We bring our kids here about once every 2 months because APS gives us free passes. Its a great place to take the kids on a Saturday or Sunday. Lots of fun learning hands on activities. Plan on spending 2-3 hours here.

Thank Josh H
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I was worried my pre-teens would be bored just looking at the exhibits but they said they loved it. I would wear comfy shoes unless you plan on sitting on the benches. They also have a great park outside if the kids do get bored.

Thank Erica J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

I get to take my grandchildren to the Explore a couple of times per year. They love it. They learn why/how things around them work? Good employees with lots of information for both kids and adults.

Thank rlshire
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

I have taken my grandchildren here and no matter how many times we go each time is a new experience! Sometimes I think I am having more fun than they are- especially in the bubble room! We have contests to see who makes the longest...More

Thank dlm1113
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kazooloo716
10 November 2017|
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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
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kazooloo716
6 November 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I just saw this. There are activities for all ages there.
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