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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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Hands on Science Activities for Kids

This is a great place for families with kids. There are many hands-on science activities that kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Awesome for the Young Scientist

This is a great place for kids and adults alike to get hands on science experience. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve K
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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place for families with kids. There are many hands-on science activities that kids can try and enjoy. Ample free parking. It covers many topics: water, earth, magnetism. sound, light, electricity and etc.

Thank mep00
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place for kids and adults alike to get hands on science experience. There is a vast array of things to see and play with and you can easily spend a few hours here. It is also wonderful for birthday parties.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great learning environment, wonderful for kids, lots of exhibits and fun things to do. Balconies on second floor and inexpensive.

Thank shrink2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have this giant elevator that is set up like a waiting room and my new favorite is the crafts room. My daughter and I could spend who knows how long in there. they have a little baby section where they can crawl around. It's...More

Thank TopDawgTerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interactive and educational fun at its best! I heard a little boy say to his mother" I'm tired Mommy, can we go home?" Her response was" Just as soon as your Daddy is done playing". That should say it all!

Thank abqcitylights
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids and their parents will really enjoy this intro to science with loads of interactive displays touching on sound, water, air and more. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was unsure about taking our toddler and preschool aged kids here, thinking that there may not be anything for their age group, but they LOVED it and found so much to do! My husband and I even found things that we were really interested...More

Thank EPJess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take our kids 9 and 7 to Explora for the day to just see what it was about and we are so glad that we did, our boys had so much fun. They got to touch everything, learn how...More

Thank ymroemmich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I had so much fun here. This activity center is amazing. I have been to many science museums, but this one is one of the richest in activities for kids (and adults) of all ages. My teenage daughter had as much fun...More

1  Thank Eugene K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun games and puzzles in front room. The staff was very friendly. Could certainly be expanded, very small.

Thank Kim M
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Cost for season tickets for children?
29 December 2016|
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Response from ispeakcat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know.
Is there WiFi there
28 March 2016|
Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
Breanna B
Are dogs allowed?
7 May 2015|
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Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
Hi there, Only service animals are allowed in Explora, other furry friends should be left at home. Thank you!