Explora is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to protect one another and our community. If you need assistance, please contact explora@explora.us. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming: FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Thank you!

Explora está cerrado debido al brote de coronavirus. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para protegernos unos a otros y a nuestra comunidad. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con explora@explora.us. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM: FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora,  por favor vaya a  https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Muchisimas gracias.

Engineering Investigators

For 3rd–5th graders, at Explora

Fall Semester: September 9–December 21, 2020

Design, Engineer, Build!  In each class, Explora educators engage children in activities that 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 have fun designing and building, perhaps without even realizing they are honing their problem-solving skills and learning engineering and physics principles! Activities change each semester.

Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is welcome but not required.

Class Schedule

Meets every other week, please select one of the following sections:

  • Option A: Saturday Mornings (at Explora),  9:30–11am

9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/21, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19

  • Option B: Wednesday Afternoons (at Explora), 1–2:30pm

9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16

In-person classes will meet all CDC and CYFD guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom.

Explora members $140* per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester
*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!
Engineering Investigators photo

Register now for Spring Semester 2020

  1. Online: Select a session day 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.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

September 9–December 21, 2020

Trebuchet Basketball

Class 1
Using and modifying catapults, we will test our distance and accuracy to shoot some hoops! Who will make the first three-pointer?

In Flight

Class 2
Soar through the air in a blast! Let’s build the fastest, farthest flying rocket we can! Up, up and away!

Wind-Powered Cars

Class 3
Design a model car that can race across a room using only wind power! How can you build a sail that will catch the breeze and run with it?

Wiring a House

Class 4
After creating a model house, we will light it up with our own electrical circuits! How can you best light the rooms? How and where will the switches go?

Arcade Engineering

Class 5
Let’s bring a new spin to arcade games! How can you best engineer your game to make it the most fun possible?

Crack the Code

Class 6
Mysteries abound as we build puzzle cryptexes. Will you be able to solve the twists and turns in the puzzle in time?

Polymer Lab, Slime Time

Class 7
What are  polymers? How do we use them every day? Learn about these materials and their properties as we design different slimes. Slippery, shiny, foamy, stretch, or sticky? It is up to you!

Chain Reaction with Magnets

Class 8
Will your magnets attract or repel? Build a chain reaction track and see if your magnets will go all the way!  

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 Camps & Programs

Explora educators develop 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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