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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Great for kids & adults. Very interactive.

Took our very active 5 year nephew there & he had a blast. Stayed 2 hours & could have stayed much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Columbia, Maryland
via mobile
Explora = discovery & tons of fun

It was a Christmas outing with my 3 yr old granddaughter and 3 older friends plus 3 parents. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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(Holiday hours are at end of description). Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math for all ages, from toddlers...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our very active 5 year nephew there & he had a blast. Stayed 2 hours & could have stayed much longer. only experienced a small part of the museum. Would be fun for older kids as well. Has several calming areas for overstimulated kids,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a Christmas outing with my 3 yr old granddaughter and 3 older friends plus 3 parents. There was so much to do and such variety that each parent went off in a different direction and came back to take the troops on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank erenne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have attended several of the adult nights at Explora-- these are themed events with a science twist. We attended the Science of Beer and the Coffee and Tea nights. They were both fun and informative. They have special exhibits related to the theme, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmeister2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a fun/interesting place to go! We try always to include it in our “places to go” when friends and family come to visit. (We also try to go by ourselves too!). The first thing that grabs your attention on arrival is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MauiGirl107
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We bring our granddaughters here every time they visit from Wyoming. They LOVE coming here and are always so entertained. They change some of the exhibits regularly and the girls love exploring to see what is new and then looking for their favorites.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thequeenmum
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We went with two grandchildren and their parents and everyone truly enjoyed the visit. Exhibits were fascinating and hands-on. Of course Grandma let the children have a run of the Gift Shop, with many fun and educational choices there. She's given this family a Membership...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dacohen77
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Visited Explora with my 10 year old niece on Black Friday. I don't know who enjoyed this more - my niece or me! Science made practical with hands on experiments of all kinds. What was going to be a two hour visit turned in to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I've been to dozens of children's museums and this is #2 in my top 5 list. Kept our 3-year-old and 8-year-old grandchildren (and 35-year-old daughter) entertained (and educated) for hours! We could have spent an entire day here. My grandson can't wait to come back....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I get the pleasure of taking my 2 grandkids here from time to time. The area is clean, safe, and really a great place for them to learn about the physics of many day to day occurrences. Great place for kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rlshire
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Our neighbors recommended this children's museum when they found out we were taking a trip to Albuquerque. Boy, were they right! My 5 year old loved this place so much (and so did we) that we went TWICE on our 3 day trip to Albuquerque!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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1 May 2018|
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Response from MauiGirl107 | Reviewed this property |
At least 2-3 hours! So much to see and many interactive things for him to be doing “hands-on”.
10 November 2017|
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
7 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.