Educational Programs

Explora offers 207 interactive Explorations programs, benchmarked to the New Mexico State Educational Standards, to schools, home schools, and educational groups. These programs are also offered for adults and seniors.

Over 69,000 people in more than 2,200 programs from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states have attended programs, either at Explora or in their own communities.

Programs are offered in both English and Spanish and are offered for adults as well as young people.

Educational Programs for Groups

Field Trips

Bring your group to explore our hands-on exhibit activities. Investigate gravity, water, light, air, numbers, sound, electricity, and more during a one- or two- hour visit facilitated by Explora educators. You can also schedule a Classroom Exploration for your group. Learn more


We will come to your door! Most of our Classroom Explorations and Educational Theater Programs can be brought directly to your classroom, library or community center. In addition, Explora offers Assembly Programs for large groups of up to 125 students, and Family Science Events specifically designed for fairs, festivals and other special events. Learn more

Professional Development

Our on-site and outreach workshops immerse participants in thought-provoking, science-rich experiences that equip educators with resources and teaching strategies. Learn more. Learn more

Educational Programs for Individuals

Camps During School Break

Ignite your child’s learning with a camp offered during school break. Spring and winter break camps are one-day camps and summer break camps are week-long. View Camps page for schedules. Learn more

Semester Programs

Explora offers educational programs during each semester:

  • Growing a Scientist™:  Preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adult companions make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Learn more
  • Science to Grow On™:  Children in K-3rd grade make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Learn more
  • Engineering Investigators:  3rd-5th graders investigate how things move and use that knowledge to build a series of connected actions. Learn more
  • Maker Lab:  3rd-6th graders explore construction, materials development, electronics principles, and robotics systems and design in this after-school robotics club. Learn more
  • Home School Explorations:  Home school students in grades K-8 will enjoy from a semester of weekly experiential science, technology, and art programs. Learn more

Youth Apprentice Program

Learn the ins and outs of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a collaborative, inquiry-based environment. Explore STEM topics and put your understanding to the test through experimentation. Plus, learn facilitation skills through modeling and practice. Learn more

Youth Intern Program

Explora’s Youth Intern Program involves high school students in a three-year internship during which they experience an engaging approach to learning and become educators in their community. Learn more

Visitor Information

Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm
Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.

1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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