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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

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Address: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
Phone Number:
+1 505-224-8300
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part...

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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Fun and educational

Took my 6 year old here for a stop during our road trip. It was a thursday and it was busy so can't imagine how busy it must be on the weekends! Lots to look at, explore and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my 6 year old here for a stop during our road trip. It was a thursday and it was busy so can't imagine how busy it must be on the weekends! Lots to look at, explore and learn. Fair priced at $12 for 1 adult and 1 child.

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Thank Nicole T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to enjoy hands-on science activities and will appeal to toddlers up to grandparents. They frequently have new exhibits so you can visit many times and learn something new about science each time.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see place for the kids. There were ton of science experiments that kids can do. Kids can spend hours at this place. My daughter really enjoyed it.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early and we closed the place down. I had so much fun playing with all the fun things. The little lounge area with the puzzles was addicting. We basically practiced unparenting and let our boys 12, and 11 go at their own pace and I played at my own pace. The sand wheel, the water fountain, the... More 

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Thank Lyle4493
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review! Glad to hear that all ages - including adult - had fun exploring all day long! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for the little ones especially in the mornings i hand had a membership for the last 3 years and it's worth every penny

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Thank Shantel A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an all-time favorite for kids, and parents. They have very good exhibit, and the staff is awesome!

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for the compliments to our exhibits and staff! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you enter the building there are things for you and your family to enjoy. There are many interactive experiments and you are able to experience learning in a fun way. This museum is for the young and the old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this museum several times with my two-year old grandson. He always finds something new to be enthralled with. On Monday mornings, there is a special toddler time with hands-on musical instruments and story telling. It is fun for the little ones. During the story telling, the leader also plays a ukulele and the children can sing along... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Explora is the coolest place for kids. Everything is interactive and super fun. They also have adult nights (with wine) so that the big kids can enjoy everything too!

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Thank katethegreat961
Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This may be considered a children's museum but it's a blast for adults too! So many hands-on experiments. So much to do, you can't do it all in one day. Look for Adults Only nights to get more hands-on time ;)

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