1. Explora is not open to the public, per the Governor’s public health order. 
  2. Phase One re-opening of Explora began with the return of Explora Summer Camps. Virtual camps began May 26, and in-person summer camps began on June 15. Both run through August 7. To register please visit: https://test.explora.us/en/educational-programs/camps/
  3. There is no date for Phase Two: re-opening for general admission, per the Governor’s public health order. Visit our social media channels for updates and continued STEAM programming: FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

Thank you!

  1. Explora no está abierto al público, según la orden de salud pública de la Gobernadora.
  2. La reapertura de la Fase Uno de Explora comenzó con el regreso de los Campamentos de Verano Explora. Los campamentos virtuales comenzaron el 26 de Mayo, y los campamentos de verano en persona comenzaron el 15 de Junio. Ambos se extenderán hasta el 7 de Agosto. Para registrarse, visite: https://test.explora.us/en/educational-programs/camps/
  3. En este momento, no hay fecha para la Fase Dos: reapertura para admisión general, según la orden de salud pública de la Gobernadora. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para actualizaciones y programación continua de STEAM: Facebook, Instagram y Twitter.

Muchisimas gracias. 

Teen Science Café

Teen Science Cafés are FREE events where teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career! Meet other teens, have snacks, and enjoy a science talk and activity.

Friday, March 6, 2020


The Smart Microgrid
with Rudy Montoya, UNM Research Assistant

Not too long ago, power failures were catastrophic events that would disrupt thousands of families, businesses, and city/state infrastructure. Rudy is a mechanical engineer working to change the structure of today’s electrical grid system to intelligently manage power changes, incorporate sustainable energy, and to increase the efficiency of the current grid. In this Café, you can interact with a 3D model of the SMART Microgrid, play with electromagnets, and create electrical circuits.

Teen Science Cafe

2019-2020 Dates

FREE Teen Science Cafés meet from 5:30–7pm at Explora and do not require registration!

Friday May 1, 2020

Check out these other great teen events & programs at Explora!

FREE Teen Nights at Explora

Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 6:30–9:30pm
Leap into 2020! 
  • Games
  • Origami
  • Door prizes

Home School Explorations

Grades 6–8

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.

Frontiers for Young Minds

Ages 8–15

We are looking for 8–15-year-olds with curious minds to join us for a FREE program designed to help scientists create engaging research articles! Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting.

Teen Tech Club

Ages 13–18

The Teen Tech Club offers teens a place to create, tinker, play and learn. In an open-ended format, participants will guide their own learning by exploring cutting edge technology with guidance from experts.


Explora Café

Find other New Mexico Teen Science Cafés

Explora’s Cafés are on first Fridays of most months.
No registration or fee, just come and check it out. Explora Café questions? 505-224-8300.

Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) is provided in part by New Mexico EPScoR.

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