We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great For Kids

This museum has fantastic hands on displays that kids will love! Even tho it is made for kids... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jai100Owen
,
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
via mobile
Great find !!!

This science center is awesome !!!. So much to do and enjoyed by all ages. There were several... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bigtruckgram
,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Read all 661 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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, Dec. 25. We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“all ages” (111 reviews)
“adult night” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-224-8300
Write a Review
Reviews (661)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 651 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum has fantastic hands on displays that kids will love! Even tho it is made for kids parents and other adults will enjoy it to!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 6 days ago

This science center is awesome !!!. So much to do and enjoyed by all ages. There were several school groups there along with us, but that didn't hamper our fun. So much science, but so much fun. All ages can have a great time. Lots...More

Thank Bigtruckgram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best children's museum for hands in interactive learning fun! If you're in the area with children, don't miss this!

Thank LeAnn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome Museum!!! We could have stayed literally ALL DAY! IMAX theater was really great! We saw "Predators" defiantly the PG version, nothing to graphic and very well done. The dinosaur exhibit was our favorite, it's amazing and most of the exhibits are from local digs....More

Thank AnnMarie65
Reviewed 1 week ago

my kids love it! bubbles, puzzles,we love the huge elevator..its awesome! me and my husband went here once for fathers day.. my daughter Esmeralda recently got to experience the bubbles too and she loved it!

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even children as young as 3 and 4 can find things here to enjoy and learn about. I've been bringing my Grankids to Explora since they were in a carriage and now that they're school-age, they STILL love to visit. Don't miss the HUGE outdoor...More

Thank msbiztoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this museum really enjoy helping and answering questions. Give yourself plenty of time to explore everything, at the very least two hours. Lots of drinking fountains around and spots to wash your hands. And there is a beautiful park across the street...More

Thank ElPasoSun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children absolutely loved this museum. It's organized by elements, so there's a water section, an air section, etc. There are a ton of interactive things to do for children of all ages.

Thank Thompsonian
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit and your review! Glad you enjoyed exploring!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our boys ages 6 & 11 loved this science museum! We have reciprocity w/ science centers across the US w/ our local science centers yearly family membership and this was maybe the dozenth center we visited. It ranked right up w/ our favorite in Little...More

1  Thank Kristi W
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your thoughtful review. We appreciate you sharing your experiences using our new Calming Corner, which we are finding is being used by a variety of people who need a less stimulating, calmer area. And we're honored to rank with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a stop. Lots of interesting, hands on, fascinating exhibits. Great gift shop. walking distance to Old Town. a second museum, right across the path

Thank Kathryn N
Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Glad you visited us!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Antiquity Restaurant
619 reviews
.58 km away
Monroe's Restaurant
609 reviews
.54 km away
Cocina Azul
320 reviews
.54 km away
High Noon Restaurant & Saloon
701 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Albuquerque Museum
437 reviews
.32 km away
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
666 reviews
.12 km away
American International Rattlesnake Museum
309 reviews
.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
cindy742
30 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from ispeakcat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know.
0
Votes
Blahblahah23
28 March 2016|
Answer
Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
Yes!
0
Votes
Breanna B
7 May 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
Hi there, Only service animals are allowed in Explora, other furry friends should be left at home. Thank you!
0
Votes