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The Explora Calendar

Regular Hours:  Monday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Explora is closed on January 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
Special Holiday Hours Sunday, December 24 & 31, 2017: 10am-2pm.


An asterisk (*) indicates pre-registration and fees required. Call 505-224-8341 or para español, llame al 505-224-8323.

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Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub on Central in Nob Hill 5:30 pm
Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub on Central in Nob Hill
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Science on Tap is a free science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. For presenter and topic, call 505-224-8391 or visit scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. At O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central
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Outreach – Hobbs Public Library 1:00 pm
Outreach – Hobbs Public Library
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description:Explora brings a family science activity to the library. For more information, call 575-397-9328 or visit the Hobbs Public Library website.
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!
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FREE! Professional Development: Once Upon a Time – STEM in Fairy Tales 9:00 am
FREE! Professional Development: Once Upon a Time – STEM in Fairy Tales
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Once Upon a Time: STEM in Fairy TalesEngineering, Design, Making, ArtA workshop for libraries, schools and out-of-school time programs  How tall is the Giant from Jack in the Beanstalk? How much weight can Rapunzel’s hair hold?
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* School’s Out Camp – Vernal Holiday 9:00 am
* School’s Out Camp – Vernal Holiday
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
* A Camp for Grades K-5 during the Presidents’ Day Holiday! Farm to TableLet’s explore agriculture in a whole new way as we create the transitions from farm to table.School’s Out Camps are offered at Explora
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Sensory Friendly Hours 10:00 am
Sensory Friendly Hours
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Description: In partnership with New Mexico Autism Society, Explora is offering Sensory-Friendly Hours, for visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit. Regular admission fees apply, and visitors are welcome to stay beyond 12pm if they
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!
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* Outreach – Gallup Science Club 10:00 am
* Outreach – Gallup Science Club
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Develop your skills as a science investigator by questioning, experiencing, and problem-solving around different science concepts. Each session consists of one and a half hours of activities focusing on scientific discovery and incorporating engineering, art,
Earth Day Activities at Explora! 12:00 pm
Earth Day Activities at Explora!
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visitors to Explora today are invited to join in activities from noon to 4pm that celebrate Earth Day! More details coming soon!
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Frontiers for Young Minds Project for ages 8-15 at Explora 2:30 pm
Frontiers for Young Minds Project for ages 8-15 at Explora @ Explora
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Frontiers for Young Minds is an ongoing Journal review project for ages 8-15. Join the Explora group of Frontiers for Young Minds, an open access, online science journal for kids! Participants meet once a month
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!
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FREE! Professional Development: Making and Tinkering as a Way of Knowing 9:00 am
FREE! Professional Development: Making and Tinkering as a Way of Knowing
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making and Tinkering as a Way of KnowingEngineering, Design, Making, ArtA workshop for libraries, schools and out-of-school time programsThis workshop will guide participants in design and build strategies that can be used in makerspaces and
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Recurring Events

Included with Explora Admission and Free for Explora Members!

Toddler Time

Every Monday from 9am to 11am we have time just for toddlers and their adult companions. In addition to all of Explora’s exhibits, Monday mornings visitors can take part in special activities like Story Time and Music Jams.

Makerspace Open Hours

Every Monday from 3-5pm, drop in to our makerspace, Studio Inventivo, to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!

12 Months of Math Activity

On the third Sunday of every month from 2-4pm, 12 Months of Math hosts a math activity at Explora.

PoP: Meet a Scientist!

Visitors of all ages are invited to meet scientists and engineers who are neighbors in the community. In Explora’s Portal to the Public (PoP) Meet a Scientist programs, visitors participate in materials-rich, engaging activities as they learn about the current research of Albuquerque-area scientists and engineers.

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