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Educational Programs


Educational Programs

Explora offers over 200 interactive Explorations programs, benchmarked to the New Mexico State educational standards, for schools, homeschool groups, libraries, and community centers. These programs also are offered for adults and seniors.

Each year, Explora facilitates more than 2,200 programs for over 70,000 people from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states. Programs take place at Explora, at community sites, or virtually and can be offered in both English and Spanish.

Call the Explora Reservations line (505) 600-6734 for more information.

Explora offers over 200 interactive Explorations programs, benchmarked to the New Mexico State educational standards, for schools, homeschool groups, libraries, and community centers. These programs also are offered for adults and seniors.

Each year, Explora facilitates more than 2,200 programs for over 70,000 people from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states. Programs take place at Explora, at community sites, or virtually and can be offered in both English and Spanish.

Call the Explora Reservations line (505) 600-6734 for more information.







Current Programs

Semester Programs

Explora is offering educational programs during the semester:

  • Growing a Scientist™:  Preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adult companions make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Science to Grow On™:  Children in K-3rd grades make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Engineering Investigators:  3rd-5th graders investigate how things move and use that knowledge to build a series of connected actions.
  • Home School Explorations:  Home school students in grades K-8 will enjoy a semester of weekly experiential science, technology, and art programs.
Learn more on the Semester Programs page

In Person Camps

Ignite your child’s learning with a science-rich camp experience! Explora offers in-person summer, spring, and winter break camps, along with camps during the school year. Visit our camps page for current availability.
Learn more about in person camps

Career Pathways Internship

The primary goal of Explora's Career Pathways Internship (CPI) is to open a gateway for low-income youth to move beyond economic limitations and into intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding employment which serves the community, contributes to Explora's educational mission, and leads to expanded educational and career opportunities.
Learn more about CPI

Educational Programs

Teen Programs

  • Teen Night
  • Teen Science Cafe
  • And more!

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Teacher Professional Developments

Our Teacher Professional Development workshops are hands-on and materials rich! We offer workshops in-person at Explora or at your location. We also host virtual workshops and can send you a kit of materials to participate.

Email reservations@explora.us for more information.

Register for Virtual STEM Nights

Field Trips and Outreach

Email Here to Schedule

Inspire your students through the magic of STEAM!

  • Visit Explora with your students and families through field trips.
  • Bring Explora to you through our outreach program.
  • Join us for programs virtually.
  • Request hands-on STEAM kits to be sent to you.

Email reservations@explora.us for more information.


Sensory Friendly Time at Explora

We’ve add an extra hour on dates listed below for our guests who
prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit:

● Sunday, November 13 from 9am-10am
● Saturday, January 7 from 9am-10am
● Sunday, March 12 from 9am-10am
● Saturday, May 13 from 9am-10am

Environment and modifications:
● Limited attendance. Tickets will be available to reserve ahead of time.
● Sensory Kits (noise reduction headphones, fidget objects, timers, social
stories, and more)!
● Noise and light reduction (some exhibits might be turned off).
● Additional calming space for sensory breaks.

Sensory Hours QR Code for Tickets
Reserve tickets here!












Current Programs

Semester Programs

Explora is offering educational programs during the semester:

  • Growing a Scientist™:  Preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adult companions make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Science to Grow On™:  Children in K-3rd grades make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Engineering Investigators:  3rd-5th graders investigate how things move and use that knowledge to build a series of connected actions.
  • Home School Explorations:  Home school students in grades K-8 will enjoy a semester of weekly experiential science, technology, and art programs.
Learn more on the Semester Programs page

In Person Camps

Ignite your child’s learning with a science-rich camp experience! Explora offers in-person summer, spring, and winter break camps, along with camps during the school year. Visit our camps page for current availability.
Learn more about in person camps

Career Pathways Internship

The primary goal of Explora's Career Pathways Internship (CPI) is to open a gateway for low-income youth to move beyond economic limitations and into intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding employment which serves the community, contributes to Explora's educational mission, and leads to expanded educational and career opportunities.
Learn more here

Educational Programs

Teen Science Café

Teen Science Café is a free event for teens to informally learn about STEAM concepts, engage with local STEAM professionals, and meet other teens.

Our next Teen Science Café is on July 29 from 5:30-7:00pm and is centered around mental health. Join X Studio staff and fellow teens to learn about skills and resources to keep your mental health a priority in your life.

Learn more on the Science Fiesta page

Teacher Professional Development

Our Teacher Professional Development workshops are hands-on and materials rich! We offer workshops in-person at Explora or at your location. We also host virtual workshops and can send you a kit of materials to participate.

Email reservations@explora.us for more information.

Learn more about Explora’s virtual camp offerings

Field Trips and Outreach

Inspire your students through the magic of STEAM!

  • Visit Explora with your students and families through field trips.
  • Bring Explora to you through our outreach program.
  • Join us for programs virtually.
  • Request hands-on STEAM kits to be sent to you.

Email reservations@explora.us for more information.

Family Program Information
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2022 Summit for Early Science Learning 
Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 8:00am-3:00pm

This Summit is for any early childhood educator who is interested in learning how to incorporate STEAM learning in their practice. Help your students and families come to see science, technology, engineering, art, and math as something they CAN DO! We will meet for an opening panel discussion at the ABQ Museum and then break out for hands-on, engaging sessions at Explora and the Natural History Museum that will be full of ideas you can use in your classroom on Monday morning. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Tickets are limited, get yours now!

Buy tickets here!
Register For Virtual STEM Nights

2022 Reception for Early Science Learning 
Friday, October 28, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for a reception at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum to celebrate STEAM learning in early childhood and network the evening before the 2022 Summit for Early Science Learning. This is a free event, we just ask you to RSVP in advance. 

Space is limited, reserve your spot now!

RSVP here!

This is what STEM looks like!

This is what STEM looks like!