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“Excellent Children's Science Center - even interesting and captivating for adults!”

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Ranked #1 of 174 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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 we promised we would come back in the afternoon. Its in a great location in ABQ, easy parking and close to Old town and the park for a nice stroll.

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"all ages"
in 125 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 34 reviews
"adult night"
in 18 reviews
"bubble room"
in 12 reviews
"high wire"
in 9 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 19 reviews
"great hands"
in 14 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 26 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 17 reviews
"whole family"
in 18 reviews
"any age"
in 8 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 15 reviews
"few hours"
in 17 reviews
"old town"
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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.

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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 manipulate them. Lots of other great hands-on things for kids to do as well.

Thank Bookworm48
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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
would not leave the Curious Bubbles area.
2. The elevator - plan on sitting and relaxing in the
elevator. This was the first time I reclined in an
3. Ride the High wire. This was fun for grandpa, riding a
bicycle on a high wire.

Cons: Nothing I can think of.

Thank Mike E
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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 the end of the day. We had one staff member notice that we were marveling at a particular exhibit, so she took us to a place that we didn't even know existed, and it was marvelous! Her excitement was infectious, and she obviously enjoyed her job. She was good at it too!

One of these days, my husband and I plan to hit this place without kids. It really is that fun!

Thank Mityquinn80
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