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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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A lot of fun for all ages

Spent a few hours at Explora and had a great time. The hands on exhibits were interesting and fun... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gino1234567
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A great place to have fun with your children or grandchildren

Lots of interesting experiments you can do with your children or grandchildren. They will have fun... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard F
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Holiday hours are at end of this description. Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for people of all ages, from toddlers to teens to adults. We have an early childhood learning area, including a special area for toddlers to explore, and children and adults enjoy not only our two main floors of exhibit activities, but our outdoor decks with views, giant building blocks, playground patio, and gift shop filled with entertaining and educational items great for at home or travel fun. We offer after-school, home school, and early childhood classes, plus winter, spring, and summer camps for kids. Located in Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Explora has free parking and is perfectly situated for a walk to the nearby park, shops, and restaurants. We close Jan 1, July 4, the week after labor day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31.
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours at Explora and had a great time. The hands on exhibits were interesting and fun, and I might have even learned something. The Tween with us had a great time, and there were a lot of little kids there enjoying themselves...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of interesting experiments you can do with your children or grandchildren. They will have fun and learn at the same time.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish we'd had more time to spend here, but we arrived only a couple of hours before closing. Definitely allow more time to explore all of the exhibits, a half day at least. When we first went in, I was skeptical. The activities seemed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of hands on science exhibits covering electricity, aerodynamics, hydrology (the water flow patio is lots of fun--even for grownups) and many other areas. Occasionally, they offer adult nights so that even the bigger family members can play uninterrupted. A kid's museum that the kid...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to have fun at the museum in the 103 degree temperature. You could spend many hours with kids there.

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed beating the summer heat at Explora! Thanks for visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an adult, it is always fun to find places that I can be interactive with my nephews (or other kids)! This place is such a fun way to explain science, make it cool, and applicable to life. They also do adult nights once a...More

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you find that we're great for all ages, from youngsters to adults! Thanks for your nice review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot's of hands on activities and exhibits. We just visited the "Curious Contraptions" temporary exhibit (just closed) and LOVED it. There's always interesting things to see and do - must check out their web page to see what they have planned. Since we do not...More

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you know that we're for kids AND adults, and that you enjoy our Adult Nights - and that you loved our Curious Contraptions exhibit. Thanks for visiting and reviewing!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have small children this place is for you! There are so many activities for children, its two full floors of running and playing while learning about science.They have some fun stuff for adults to learn as well. For 8 dollars it's really worth...More

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you thought it was a great value for the admission price and that you enjoyed playing and learning at Explora! Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

There was so much to do and touch for young minds that we didn't even see the whole thing. This hands on experience is a must for families with small, inquisitive minds!

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and nice response! Glad you enjoyed it - hope you visit again for more exploration!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon with children.. lots of exploring and learning in a fun and friendly environment. It is definitely worth every penny!!! Bring your lunch for the picnic area, cuz you are not going to want to leave until the kids...More

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit so much it was hard to leave :)

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kazooloo716
30 April 2018|
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Response from Melissa G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I’ve been to Explora many times with children up to age 14 (so far) and a good time was had by all. I would recommend 2-3 hours, depending on how hands on your grandson is and what the me you go. Check the schedule in... More
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kazooloo716
10 November 2017|
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Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
I'm so sorry for the delay in responding, but just in case you are doing very advance planning: A few hours. Reviewers who mention how long they stay tend to say they stay several hours or more, unless pressed for time. And... More
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kazooloo716
6 November 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I just saw this. There are activities for all ages there.
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