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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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Children's museum

Went here with our 18 month old granddaughter and had a great time. There were hands on exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Anita F
Headford, Ireland
via mobile
Excellent Children's Science Center - even interesting and captivating for adults!

We've been to several science centers in the US and EU - this was one of the BEST! It was so great... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Stuttgart, Germany
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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 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with our 18 month old granddaughter and had a great time. There were hands on exhibits for children of all ages. It would have been even better if she were a little older but there was plenty of activity for her age group...More

Thank Anita F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've been to several science centers in the US and EU - this was one of the BEST! It was so great we decided to buy the annual pass the same day. Our boys (ages 7-10) only agreed to leave hte center for lunch if...More

Thank ALZLandATL
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been here twice. My girls loved it both times. They like the blue foam building blocks on the 2nd story. They also love the bubble room. Lots to do here...very interactive! Highly recommend.

Thank new2triipadvisor
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Visited with my 8-year-old granddaughter, who seemed to love every exhibit. Her favorite, and the favorite of visitors of all ages that day, was the bubble exhibit. They had 5 different stations where the visitors could make bubbles of all sizes, including foam, and could...More

Thank Bookworm48
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place is great for the whole family. The exhibits will engage the kids from the start to the end. It's a great alternative to the touristy Old Town. Pros: 1. Engaging exhibits - my grandson loved the Engineering Gravity exhibit while my grand daughter...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place has never disappointed me. We take our kids here every time we get the chance! There is so much to do and learn, you will want to take the day to experience it all. The staff is always helpful and friendly, even at...More

Thank Mityquinn80
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I have two grandsons age 4 1/2 & 2 1/2. We spent over 4 hours here playing and exploring. There are so many thing for the kids to try and play with. Staff is very friendly and keeps the place cleaned up. I had to...More

1  Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place, my wife and I took our nephew, this place has all the gadgets for kids and big kids like me, this is a must see to get the young and old minds alike thinking about the bigger picture.

1  Thank southpadrecarts
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Took the granddaughters here once again. They are almost 9, 7 and 5. They adore coming here. They get so excited about each hands on exhibit and it's sometimes hard to get them to see what else there is to explore. I love that we...More

Thank thequeenmum
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Was recommended to us snd boy are we glad we visited. The grandkids loved the bubble center and the create your own art using different materials.

Thank featherrice59
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29 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!