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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 place to go with you kids on a hot summer day

My husband and I decided to have fun at the museum in the 103 degree temperature. You could spend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ceisen1037
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Family friendly!

As an adult, it is always fun to find places that I can be interactive with my nephews (or other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“all ages” (123 reviews)
“adult night” (18 reviews)
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
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+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank ceisen1037
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 4 days 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 3 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

Thank shenier
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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

Thank stephanie C
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 5 weeks ago

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!

Thank Nicole B
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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

Thank ScarletTurtle
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

My three-year-old is finally the perfect age for Explora! Of course, he is still a little young for probably half the things, but with that said he can now participate more than ever! There is so much to do here, from riding a "bike" along...More

Thank Jaclyn L
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A very exciting and interesting place to visit with your kids Lots to do and programs for the kids in the summer and winterAnd the cashiers are wonderful, and very nice.

Thank marthaarmijo25
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great place for family fun. a lot to do and see and hands on experiences for the kids. The adults can have fun too.

Thank 66flowerpower
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very educational for lung people. Nice location in city also. Youngsters will find it very engaging.

Thank Irvin C
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kazooloo716
1 May 2018|
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Response from Jessica W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think he’ll enjoy and you will probably be there 1-2 hours.
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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
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.
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