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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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Great science museum!

Our family loves museums of all types, but especially science museums. My 6, 7, and 9 year old all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ronald M
Wonderful array of activities

The activities inspires creativity and curiosity, and motivates children (and adults) to learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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“adult night” (18 reviews)
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family loves museums of all types, but especially science museums. My 6, 7, and 9 year old all had a great time and loved all of the interactive things to do, as did my wife and I. They wanted to go back the next...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The activities inspires creativity and curiosity, and motivates children (and adults) to learn while having a blast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my 2 year old granddaughter and she thoroughly loved it. So many activities for toddlers and older children.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is it if you have different age kids or even adults. We rode the bike 12ft in the air - we learned too much and the neat thing is each age group had different exhibts!! must see

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We believe that the name "children's museum'" would be reductive, as we found it an interesting museum focused on sciences, offering activities for all ages. You can't refrain from putting your hands on and experimenting yourself, no matter if you are 3 or 53 years...More

Thank Daniela V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My four year old grandson had a blast at Explora! It's a great place to visit for a fun, interactive learning experience. There is a great range of activities for children (and adults) of all ages. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thank jennyC8520NB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was visiting from Texas. We did not initially have this on our agenda but I am so glad we went. The admission fee is super affordable and the museum is huge. There are TONS of exhibits for kids to explore hands on. It...More

Thank laurenadonis
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 13 July 2018

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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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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