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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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*Summer Camps at Explora for Pre-K to teens!
*Summer Camps at Explora for Pre-K to teens!
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
*Explora Summer Camps are offered June 3 – August 9, 2019Week-long camps, offered June 3 – August 9 (No camps July 1-5). Join us for investigation, discovery, and some hands-on summer fun! Each grade range will
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* Science of Wine at Explora for ages 21+ 7:30 pm
* Science of Wine at Explora for ages 21+
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
* SAVE THE DATE, and stay tuned for details on Science of Wine, an exciting NEW Explora Adult Night, a specially-priced event for ages 21+. Details and ticket purchase information will be posted in the later
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*Maker Lab – Pixel Art 2:00 pm
*Maker Lab – Pixel Art
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot 2:00 pm
*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
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*Summer Camps at Explora for Pre-K to teens!
*Summer Camps at Explora for Pre-K to teens!
Aug 5 – Aug 9 all-day
*Explora Summer Camps are offered June 3 – August 9, 2019Week-long camps, offered June 3 – August 9 (No camps July 1-5). Join us for investigation, discovery, and some hands-on summer fun! Each grade range will
Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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 at Columbus Village Library 9:30 am
Outreach at Columbus Village Library
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Explora brings a family science event to the library. For more information call 575-531-2612 Learn more: https://columbus.biblionix.com/catalog/
Outreach at Marshall Memorial Library 2:00 pm
Outreach at Marshall Memorial Library
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explora brings a family science activity to the library. For more information call 575-546-9202 Learn more: http://www.youseemore.com/Marshall/
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Sensory Friendly Hours 10:00 am
Sensory Friendly Hours
Aug 11 @ 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
Meet a Scientist 1:00 pm
Meet a Scientist
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet a Scientist events at Explora welcome people of all ages to drop in and meet local scientists who offer demos and activities related to their work. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 12 @ 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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Member Picnic on the Patio 1:00 pm
Member Picnic on the Patio
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explora members are invited to enjoy sweet & salty snacks (while supplies last) under the dome on Explora’s West Deck. No registration required, just bring your membership card.
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Math Activity hosted by 12 Months of Math 2:00 pm
Math Activity hosted by 12 Months of Math
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Math in Architecture & DesignHow are buildings made? Can you design and create a building out of unlikely materials, such as paper and straws? Can you make the tallest building? Learn more about architecture and
Math Activity hosted by 12 Months of Math 2:00 pm
Math Activity hosted by 12 Months of Math
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Look for a math activity at Explora from 2-4pm today hosted by 12 Months of Math. Learn more about 12 Months of Math and view math resources for families at 12MonthsofMath.org.
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 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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*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot 4:00 pm
*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
Maker Lab 4:00 pm
Maker Lab
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
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* YogaZo: Yoga at Explora 6:30 pm
* YogaZo: Yoga at Explora
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Experience yoga in a delightful way! Join the cool Yogazo Friday night yoga event on Explora’s West Deck for open air yoga! This night’s theme is REGGAE ON THE ROOFTOP – You’ll get some great
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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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*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Beautiful Bubbles
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Beautiful Bubbles
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day
In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and
Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs
Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day
In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and
*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot 4:00 pm
*Maker Lab for grades 2–6 – Build-A-Bot
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
Maker Lab 4:00 pm
Maker Lab
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits
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*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
Aug 31 all-day
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
Aug 31 all-day
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
*Engineering Investigators 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Sculptural Drawing 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Sculptural Drawing
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will

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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