Home School Explorations Series for grades K-2 (ages 5-7)

Be curious, discover, experiment!

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators. These are hour-long, materials-rich classes that actively engage every child in inquiry activities. In these classes, children will make discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and cultivate skills such as observation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning, communication, and innovation as they explore a different topic each week.

Fall Semester 2020
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September 22–December 8, 2020

Explora members $95 per child per semester
Non-members $110 per child per semester.

*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!

Please select one of the following sessions:   

  • Tuesday, 11am-12pm  (virtual)
    • some topics may be modified for a virtual format
  • Tuesday, 1-2:15pm   (at Explora)
    • In-person classes will meet all CDC and CYFD guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom.
  • Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm (virtual)
    • some topics may be modified for a virtual format


Home School grades K-2

Register for Fall Semester 2020

  1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

We’ve updated our online registration! You may be asked to provide a new password when you login.

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

September 22–December 8, 2020

Fall 2020 Explorations Schedule

Crazy Concoctions

Be an inquisitive scientist as you concoct new substances. Investigate their characteristics as you first observe them and then manipulate them with your hands.

Me and My Shadow

Discover different ways to make shadows as we investigate light and shadow shapes, experiment with colored shadows, and make shadow puppets.

Growing Pains

What do butterflies and frogs have in common? Students observe plants and animals at different stages in their life cycles, and discover how plants and animals change and grow up to be like their parents.

Looking for a Pattern

Investigate patterns in nature, discover designs in animal footprints, experiment with rhythm patterns, and create your own design on a big hat you can wear

A Shovelful of Dirt

Get your hands dirty as you make discoveries about dirt and soil. Use magnifying loupes as you look for living material in the dirt, and sculpt your own creation out of clay.

Wonderful Water

Get wet exploring ice and water during several exciting activities. Students experiment with water drops and investigate absorption, adhesion, and other unique properties of ice and water.

What’s That Sound?

Explore sound waves and observe how they travel through water or air. Students feel vibrations caused by sound waves and experience these waves doing work.

Where does the Food go?

Let’s answer this question by consulting our 8-foot-tall, blue-haired doll, whose canvas body unzips to reveal ten large digestive, circulatory, and respiratory organs. We’ll learn what these body parts do and how to stay healthy, too!

Crazy About Chromatography

Inside an ordinary black marker is a rainbow of color waiting to escape! Students investigate how paper chromatography is used to separate the components of mixtures, and test colored markers, food coloring, and candy to see what unexpected colors each contains.

Playful Pendulums

Explore pendulums and chaotic motion. We’ll play with pendulums that draw in the sand, pendulums that paint and much more.

Switch On, Switch Off

Turn things on and off as you explore open and closed circuits. Investigate a variety of switches and much more.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Students investigate reflection and symmetry as they compare their images in reflective materials, build kaleidoscopes, and make symmetrical art.

For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-224-8341
Email: reservations@explora.us
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series

Explora educators develop camp activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.

Call: 505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am-5pm.
Email: reservations@explora.us
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy
  • If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the first class will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.
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