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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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Always a great time

Took the 3 year old there again today (4 or 5th time this year) and after 2 hours she was tired... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Mexico
This place is awesome for kids of all ages

Been to many interactive, exploratory museums - this one is by far the best. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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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
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 3 year old there again today (4 or 5th time this year) and after 2 hours she was tired from all the stuff and she did not see everything. Will be back many more times.Great educational and hand's on science. Fun for adults...More

Thank NewMexicoSvensk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to many interactive, exploratory museums - this one is by far the best. The exhibits are intriguing and draw the kids in, and they have a variety of options catering to kids of all ages (we had a 3.5 year old and 14 months)....More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum to take children to. We had no children with us when we visited, but we still had a lot of fun!

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every quarter is an adult night. Seniors are only $5. We can play with all of the exhibits, on these nights there is always live music and fun food trucks.

Thank F6787MDelizabethl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come here, the kids are excited and occupied for hours! There's so much to experience and play with. By far the coolest place to get the kids excited and intrigued about the world.

Thank mollypantz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We typically take our grandchildren, and always want to stay longer than they do. The sciences are done so well here, with interaction, and hands on displays. You can/will learn here, no matter what your field is?

Thank rlshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is two. I was a little unsure if she would have a good time because I was afraid that most of the exhibits would be above her age group. But, we were surprised! She had an amazing time. There were so many things...More

Thank Iggylizard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of places to take kids and just let them have fun. While kids are doing their thing adults will be entertained too!

Thank historylv2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice on Occasion. The kids love it. I only wish they would open a little earlier....say 9am instead of 10am. There is lots to do so figure a good 1.5 hours plus travel time.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There many hands on exciting rooms to explore. Examine and ponder how music is made, make bubbles and a mess ,it's OK. Kids froms four to 15 will enjoy this adventure.

Thank Stephen K
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30 December 2016|
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Response from ispeakcat | Reviewed this property |
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28 March 2016|
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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!