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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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Fun Learning! Plan the entire day & bring lunch!

As parents, we even enjoyed all the activities. There is so much going on, lots of hands on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great museum

We visited this museum during our vacation in NM. It is great for kids! There are lots of hands-on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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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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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As parents, we even enjoyed all the activities. There is so much going on, lots of hands on learning that will boggle your brain. Save time for upstairs and U HAVE to RIDE the Elevator!

Thank naniban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum during our vacation in NM. It is great for kids! There are lots of hands-on projects they can work on. We spent about 5 hours there and did not go through all exhibitions. We will definitely come back in the future...More

Thank sdbison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum with a lot of attractions and fun activities to do with (or without) kids. Most things are meant for children but everything is very educational and fun to do!

Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toddlers will find plenty to occupy their young minds and bodies, while older children will find plenty to learn about basic science principles via hands-on activities.

Thank JillPro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explora is one of our family's favorite places to spend a day off or even a night out for the center's adult nights. The museum is a two story facility with large sections on hydro-science, applied mathematics, the science of sound, bubbles, and building circuits....More

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We take our grandson, now 4, to Explora for exploring scientific concepts...which I am sure will be somewhere in his unconscious when he faces the real thing. He has great fun moving from station to station, starting with sound/music, the construction tables room, and then...More

Thank GirasolTournesol
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you are enjoying your membership!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast at Explora. There are fun and inspiring activities for kids of all ages. There is plenty of parking. Bathrooms are easy for kids to use.

Thank Lenny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't go as often as we should, but everytime we do it's never a dull moment. My son loves it, as much as we do. Perfect place for fun learning!

Thank Oscar O
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I had been here a few years ago when my kids were tiny and we didn’t think it was that great. Now that they are 6 and 4, we tried it again and it was really fun. It’s unique from other Children’s museums that we’ve...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is fun for all ages! Soooooo much things to explore and such a neat place. Make sure you have about 3-4 hours to spare when you’re here. Admission price is very affordable too and again there’s so much to do!! Must come and visit!

Thank Millie M
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review! We aim to offer great experiences for all ages to explora science, tech, engineering, art, math, and more so it's wonderful to hear you say it is fun for all ages!

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10 November 2017|
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
7 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.
30 December 2016|
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Response from ispeakcat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know.