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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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Visited for Toddler Time - Monday Mornings at 9 am

I took my 2-year-old here a couple of weeks ago for the Monday morning "Toddler Time." Essentially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer W
Kids Loved It. Me, Too.

Traveling with children, 3 to 16 years of age, it's difficult to find something to please them all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Holiday hours are at end of this 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, and Dec. 25. We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31.
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“all ages” (124 reviews)
“adult night” (18 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"
in 18 reviews
"bubble room"
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"high wire bike"
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"great place for kids"
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"great hands"
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"kids and adults"
in 25 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"whole family"
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"lots of fun"
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"few hours"
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"bubbles"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my 2-year-old here a couple of weeks ago for the Monday morning "Toddler Time." Essentially you are allowed to bring little kids (I think pre-school age and under) into the museum an hour before it opens so that they can explore without being...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traveling with children, 3 to 16 years of age, it's difficult to find something to please them all. but this Science Center fills the bill. The hands-on, engaging nature of every exhibit invites children to play and learn at the same time. Our three-year-old particularly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We pretty much visit Explora whenever we come to Abq to visit. They have a ton of exhibits and everything is hands on exploration which kids love. They also change up the exhibits so that if you visited last year, you will probably see a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The granddaughters adore going here. They visit from Wyoming and look forward to going every year. This year they are almost 6, 8 and 10. This is their third annual visit. There are always new exhibits as well as old favorites like the bubble room...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Explora has a wide array of hands on activities which are both educational and a lot of fun. The people can build houses, play in a simulated stream, fly a plane, and many other activities which will entertain and indicate physical principles. The activities are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one place where I've seen that Adults become kids too with so much innovative and creativity all around the Museum. Food for your thoughts/creativity and solving puzzles. So much energy within the arena. We get answers for every smallest to smallest tasks that...More

Thank Shri P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When our grandkids come to town, they love going here. We take them in the morning and they want to stay till closing. The exhibits engage the kids in playful experimentation with fun items...water, bubbles, electronics, crafts. Kinds fun for adults too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the kids to spend a couple hours playing and learning. Getting a membership is recommended (it is worth it!) if you have little ones. My two boys and I would visit every other week and spend a good 2-3hrs, especially if we went outside...More

Thank Leah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interactive place for kiddos of all ages to go to. The full sized couch on the elevator is a fun experience.

Thank Gail D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my grandchildren agers 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 to Explora. They had a great time. The tables and experiments were over their heads but they didn't care. They thought they were doing everything. Their favorite attraction was the outdoor water patio. They loved...More

Thank Amy C
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kazooloo716
1 May 2018|
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Response from Melissa G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I’ve been to Explora many times with children up to age 14 (so far) and a good time was had by all. I would recommend 2-3 hours, depending on how hands on your grandson is and what the me you go. Check the schedule in... More
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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
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.
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