Explora Exhibit Map

Ground Floor

Ground Floor
Rotunda ¡Ideas!, The Store at Explora Engineering Gravity Community Room Bounce Airworks Experiment Bar Math Moves! Elevator Labs A & B Lab C Light, Shadow, Color KneeHiSci Arts and Crafts Workshop Playground & Picnic Area Water Flow Patio

Rotunda

Location of our main entrances and visitor information desk.

¡Ideas!, The Store at Explora

ideas

Shop at Explora and you’ll be giving the gift of education!

Explore our array of hands-on learning tools, gadgets, and games that will have your family and friends engaged in the world of science. Choose from a wide range of educationally stimulating items featuring science, chemistry, building, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, art supplies, quirky gifts, and much more!

Engineering Gravity

La ingeniería de la gravedad

Experiment with balls and ramps to slow down the effects of gravity. How can you use friction, slope, and momentum to send a marble down a ramp on a pegboard wall?

Community Room

Hold your conference, class, or birthday party in this room!

Bounce

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Investigate the wonderful world of circles, curves, and spheres in this temporary exhibit, here through mid-December 2019 from Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Airworks

Obras Aéreas

The air around us is composed of a mixture of gases that we are inhaling, exhaling, and interacting with all the time. While it might seem like air isn’t much of anything, it is actually a fluid, has mass, and is subject to gravity. Explore how air helps us do work, including hands-on exploration related to rockets, parachutes, hovercrafts, airplanes, helicopters, windmills, and more.

Experiment Bar

Barra de experimentación

Microscopes, Pigments, Chromatography… You never know what you’ll encounter in our Experiment Bar. Activities change throughout the month, and are available for visitors to drop in and explore during their visit.

Math Moves!

¡Movidas matemáticas!

Get a feel for proportion – fractions, ratios, similarity, scaling, and percentages. Can you balance weight the same way you balance an equation? Why might a 120-tooth gear create a 5-segmented pattern when driven by a 24-tooth gear? What might the pattern be when a 36-tooth gear drives the 120? How do the locations of a weight or of pivot points change the force needed to lift a lever?

Elevator

Not just any normal elevator, our elevator has exciting surprises inside!

Labs A & B

Hold your conference, class, or birthday party in this room!

Lab C

Hold your conference, class, or birthday party in this room!

Light, Shadow, Color

Luz, sombra, color

Investigate light. Can you make light bounce? What affects how much light will bend? What makes things focused or blurry? What makes a shadow big or small? What produces a yellow shadow?

KneeHiSci

Experiments for our youngest visitors.

Arts and Crafts Workshop

Taller de artes manuales y artesanías

Work with recycled materials for making anything you can imagine. Can you make an object that is physically or visually balanced? Can you make something that doesn’t look like anything else?

Playground & Picnic Area

Water Flow Patio

Outdoor water exhibits. These exhibits are a little bit wetter than our indoor water exhibits, and offer just as many possibilities for experimentation and investigation into the intriguing properties of water. Can you build a dam out of LEGO DUPLO blocks? What happens when you pump water into a water tower that’s ten feet tall? Can you move a solar panel so it powers a fountain of your own design?
LEGO® and  DUPLO®  are a trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this web site.

Exhibit Map 2
Rotunda Ideas! Engineering Gravity Bounce Water Flow Patio KneeHiSci Water of Life; Life of Water Airworks Laminar Flow Fountain Elevator Labs A, B, & C Math Moves Light, Shadow, Color Experiment Bar Arts and Crafts Workshop Playground & Picnic Area Community Room Restrooms West Deck & Picnic Area Calming Corner Nursing Nook Charges, Currents, and Circuits Curious Bubbles Sketch Theater! Paradox Café Studio Inventivo Rotary Pavilion Riding the High Wire Bike two stories high Elevator Restrooms

Rotunda

Rotunda Skylight

Main entrances and location of the Explora admission's desk

Ideas!

The store at Explora!

Engineering Gravity

Engineering Gravity Exhibit

La ingeniería de la gravedad

Experiment with balls and ramps to slow down the effects of gravity. How can you use friction, slope, and momentum to send a marble down a ramp on a pegboard wall?

Bounce

Bounce Exhibit

Rebotar - Visitng Exhibit

Investigate the wonderful world of circles, curves, and spheres in this temporary exhibit, here through mid-December 2019 from Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Water Flow Patio

water flow patio new exhibit

Outdoor water exhibits. These exhibits are a little bit wetter than our indoor water exhibits, and offer just as many possibilities for experimentation and investigation into the intriguing properties of water. Can you build a dam out of LEGO® DUPLO® blocks? What happens when you pump water into a water tower that’s ten feet tall? Can you move a solar panel so it powers a fountain of your own design?

LEGO® and  DUPLO®  are a trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this web site.

KneeHiSci

Experiments for our youngest visitors.

Water of Life; Life of Water

Agua de la vida; La vida del agua

Explore water and its unique characteristics. Is water sticky? Can it flow uphill? What patterns will water make when different objects interrupt its flow?

Airworks

Laminar Flow Fountain

Elevator

Labs A, B, & C

Math Moves

¡Movidas matemáticas!
Get a feel for proportion – fractions, ratios, similarity, scaling, and percentages. Can you balance weight the same way you balance an equation? Why might a 120-tooth gear create a 5-segmented pattern when driven by a 24-tooth gear? What might the pattern be when a 36-tooth gear drives the 120? How do the locations of a weight or of pivot points change the force needed to lift a lever?

Light, Shadow, Color

Luz, sombra, color

Investigate light. Can you make light bounce? What affects how much light will bend? What makes things focused or blurry? What makes a shadow big or small? What produces a yellow shadow?

Experiment Bar

Barra de experimentación

Microscopes, Pigments, Chromatography… You never know what you’ll encounter in our Experiment Bar. Activities change throughout the month, and are available for visitors to drop in and explore during their visit.

Arts and Crafts Workshop

Taller de artes manuales y artesanías

Work with recycled materials for making anything you can imagine. Can you make an object that is physically or visually balanced? Can you make something that doesn’t look like anything else?

Playground & Picnic Area

Community Room

Restrooms

West Deck & Picnic Area

Calming Corner

Rincón tranquilo

A comfortable, calming space with less stimulation. This area can be used for privacy, a place to regroup, or as a relaxing environment to take a break.

Nursing Nook

Cobijo de lactancia

A relaxing private area set aside for nursing mothers.

Charges, Currents, and Circuits

Descargas, corrientes y circuitos

Experiment with electricity. How can you make electricity? What does electricity need in order to flow and do the work we want it to do? What happens to electricity transmitted over a distance? How does a switch work? Can you make a light bulb turn on with only two wires?

Curious Bubbles

Burbujas curiosas

Blow, pop, dip, float, and swirl while you investigate all the amazing properties of bubbles in our newly developed bubble exhibit space. We have big bubbles and micro bubbles and everything in between with our exhibits built right here at Explora!

Sketch Theater!

Imagine, sketch, and release your very own animated character into the digital world. Watch as it comes to life in teamLab’s interactive installation from Japan. Explora will alternate the Sketch Aquarium with Sketch Town.

Paradox Café

Café de las paradojas

Explore your perception. Are your eyes or your brain telling you the truth? How can our eyes be misled? How do black, white, shades of grey, and shadow affect our brains’ interpretations?

Studio Inventivo

What do you want to invent today? Explore the intersections of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as you practice the joy of the design process in this innovative studio. How can you attach, alter, or adapt the form and function of common materials to make new creations or solutions?

Rotary Pavilion

How would you build something you can sit inside? What can you transport using a wheelbarrow, a basket, or a 20-foot conveyor belt? In our “Working Together to Build a Village” exhibit area, tabletop and large-scale materials invite experimentation with architecture design, engineering, and construction. Families can build together, while enjoying a view of the Sandia Mountains.

Riding the High Wire Bike two stories high

Montando la bicicleta de cuerda floja a dos pisos de altura

For safety reasons you must meet these requirements:
Height: Taller than 56 inches, but shorter than 6 feet 5 inches
Weight: Less than 225 pounds

Elevator

Restrooms

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