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Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30–10pm

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!

Have a fun Friday night at a great price!

  • Free for members
  • $10 for adults
  • $7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.

Past, Present, and Future

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon! Dive into scientific achievements of the past, present, and future with exciting hands-on activities and engaging partners!

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Santa Fe Children's Museum University of New Mexico Logo

Activities include:

  • Presentations about the UNM-led research team named the Consortium for the Advanced Analysis of Apollo Samples (CAAAS) by the team leader, Dr. Charles Shearer, UNM
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum’s Stargazer Planetarium
  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be testing radiation levels and determining what everyday items are hot or not
  • Make your own astronaut ice cream
  • Measure spectroscopy in gases (includes special take-home item) 
  • Make your own rocket
  • Create a galaxy in a bottle
  • & more!

Live Music by The Cumberlands
Coffee for sale by Cutbow Coffee
Food for sale by Punchy’s Pizza and Street Food Institute

Due to high demand, Explora’s July 19th Adult Night 18+ ‘Moonshots’ will be pre-sale and reserve tickets ONLY. There will be no tickets for sale at the door when the event begins. Tickets are limited, reserve your ticket here today!

*Online ticket sales do not have physical tickets. Your name will be on file at admissions. 

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our Adult Night programming, please contact Tory Hajny at 505-224-8391.

Don’t Forget to Make your July Special Edition Adult Night button! Continue your collection! Create a commemorative button at all six 2019 Adult Nights, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!

Also joining us for Adult Night:

Talk with High Desert Amateur Radio Club members (HAMS) as they try to contact people from other countries and demonstrate new technology – Ground Floor, Community Room

View the night sky with astronomers from The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS)  (weather permitting) – Upper Floor, West Deck

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!


Adult Night is an event for visitors ages 18 and up, sponsored by Weekly Alibi. It’s all just $10 at the door ($7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

Other Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

July 19:  Moonshots

September 20:  Fired Up

November 22:  Geek Out

General admission and member tickets available now!

Upgrade to a VIP ticket for access to the VIP Lounge, a gift bag, and early entry at 6:45pm!

Science of Wine

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:30–11pm

Adult Night for ages 21+ at Explora!

According to science, wine is a solution!

Explora and Viva Vino New Mexico Wine present Albuquerque’s first Science of Wine event! More than a wine tasting, the Science of Wine is an oenological odyssey as visitors journey through the chemistry, structure, and composition behind the wine. Sip on local wines, Shop at the local artisan market, and Learn through Explora’s wine-themed activities.

Activities include:

  • Test your Palette
  • Wine Glass Charm Making
  • Wine Glass Music

Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibits, plus:
Food for sale by My Sweet Basil

Attend talks with exclusive pairings hosted by award-winning wineries. Live music, exhibit exploration, sampling, and a souvenir glass is included with every ticket.

Need more science and wine? Treat yourself to a VIP ticket for access to the VIP Lounge, a gift bag, and early entrance at 6:45 pm!

This Explora Adult Night is a rain or shine, ages 21+ event. IDs will be checked.

General admission $30; Explora members $25; VIP $50

Video Credit: Lobo Life

When community members let us know they wanted a night at Explora without the kids, we listened, and created a night just for adults. Adult Night debuted at Explora in November 2004, and has grown into an evening popular with college students, young professionals, parents and grandparents on their night off from the kids, meet-up and singles groups, folks on date night, active retirement groups, and more.

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