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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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
Science to Grow On™
For grades K-3, at Explora
Parent participation is welcome but optional
Fall Semester: September 9-December 21, 2020
Grow your child’s love for science!
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 theme. Activities change each semester.
Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is encouraged, but not required.
Please select one of the following sessions (meets every other week):
- Option A: Saturday Mornings, 9:30–11am
9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/21, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19
- Option B: Wednesday Afternoons, 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!
Please select one of the following sessions:
- Saturday Mornings, 9:30–11am
- Saturday Afternoons, 1–2:30pm
Register now for Fall 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 21, 2020
Under the Sun
Test different sunscreens to find out which one is the best for blocking the effects of the sun. Test the effect of the sun on UV beads and create your own photographic image using sunlight.
Leaves give us oxygen, shelter, and shade. They can even give us food! Explore all the beautiful and wonderful things leaves have to offer!
Levers, Pulleys, and Ramps
Explore simple machines and discover how they can make work easier. Find out where simple machines are used and create a chain reaction using levers, pulleys and ramps.
What’s in a Fingerprint?
Explore your fingerprints and look at your hair under microscopes to find out what makes you unique. Be a forensic scientist as you investigate “who did it” by comparing the evidence!
Become a scientific illustrator as you use grids, symmetry, and more to draw your favorite animals and plants. Investigate how science and art work together as you use magnifying glasses to examine insects and plants, and then use your powers of observation to inspire your illustrations.
Experiment with the powers of magnets as you try to repel and attract different materials. Explore magnetic pendulums, use a magnet to race a car, and draw with iron filings.
Catch a Wave
Catch a sound wave! Students experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels. Make your own musical instrument to take home.
Colors on the Move
How does mixing colored light compare with mixing different colors of paint together? Explore color mixing as you test a variety of materials and mediums to find out which colors mix together and which colors do not. Create new colors, dissect a marker to find the hidden colors inside and 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.