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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 place to bring the kids

Every time we come here, the kids are excited and occupied for hours! There's so much to experience... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico

We typically take our grandchildren, and always want to stay longer than they do. The sciences are... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Tijeras, New Mexico
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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 10 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 14 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
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
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Response from new2triipadvisor | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are SO MANY things to do there that surely he could find something to entertain him. There's building, music, bubbles, legos, building circuits, etc. And he could ride the bike on the wire...I'm not afraid of... More
29 December 2016|
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