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 email@example.com. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora, por favor vaya a https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF
Growing a Scientist™
For preschoolers ages 2 ½ – 5, together with their adults, at Explora
Fall in love with science, as you and your child explore together!
Fall Semester 2020
September 9–December 19, 2020
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 engineering activities that incorporate art, literature, and fun! Each session focuses on a different theme. Activities change each semester.
Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is required.
Please select one of the following sessions (meets every other week):
- Wednesday Mornings, 9:30–11am (Virtual)
- Thursday Mornings, 9:30–11am (Virtual)
- Friday Mornings, 9:30–11am (at Explora)
- Saturday Mornings, 9:30–11am (at Explora)
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!
Register now for Spring Semester 2020
- 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.
Fall 2020 Class Schedule
September 9–December 19, 2020
Me and My Shadow
Wed., Sept. 9/ Thurs., Sept. 10/ Fri., Sept. 11/ Sat., Sept. 12
Discover different ways to make shadows as we investigate light and shadow shapes, experiment with colored shadows, and make shadow puppets.
Leaves, Leaves, Leaves
Wed., Sept. 23/ Thurs., Sept. 24/ Fri., Sept. 25/ Sat., Sept. 26
Sort a variety of leaves and observe them up close. Discover how special leaves are when you examine the colors in a green leaf and enjoy leaf patterns with rubbings and prints.
Wed., Oct. 7/ Thurs., Oct. 8/ Fri., Oct. 9/ Sat., Oct. 10
Investigate mirrors, reflection, and symmetry as you compare your image in concave and convex mirrors, build Explore a variety of strange and unusual ways animals defend themselves, and design your own animal with special characteristics to help it survive.
Wed., Oct. 21/ Thurs., Oct. 22/ Fri., Oct. 23/ Sat., Oct. 24
Watch colors change before your eyes as you mix colored solutions, make secondary colors from primary ones and create artwork to take home.
Wed., Nov. 4/ Thurs., Nov. 5/ Fri., Nov. 6/ Sat., Nov. 7
Explore pendulums and chaotic motion. We’ll play with pendulums that draw in the sand, pendulums that paint and much more.
Patterns on Parade
Wed., Nov. 18/ Thurs., Nov. 19/ Fri., Nov 20/ Sat., Nov. 21
Explore patterns in nature, create a variety of symmetrical and repeating designs, and make your own patchwork quilt pattern.
Wed., Dec. 2/ Thurs., Dec. 3/ Fri., Dec. 4/ Sat., Dec. 5
Investigate how air interacts with materials to make them float and fly. Experiment with floating balloons, make simple gliding toys, and construct your own kite.
Wed., Dec. 16/ Thurs., Dec, 17/ Fri., Dec 18/ Sat., Dec. 19
Get wet exploring unique properties of ice and water during a number of exciting activities. Explore different types of water, race water drops down a hill, and much more.
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.
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
- 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.