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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The kids LOVE it here

We bring our granddaughters here every time they visit from Wyoming. They LOVE coming here and are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Belen, New Mexico
Outstanding for Kids & Families

We went with two grandchildren and their parents and everyone truly enjoyed the visit. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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...more
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 October 14, 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 October 12, 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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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Great for kids to get some hands on learning. Pretty much every exhibit was hands on in some way. I brought my 4 yr old niece and she really liked a lot of the stuff...i did too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P2383TIjosephg
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The center has free parking and is located across the street from the Natural History & Science Museum. There is a nominal admission charge (I paid $5). It is typical of discovery centers in that it is youth oriented with numerous hands-on exhibits to learn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Many hands on attractions to demonstrate science principles. With a university, and several government labs nearby, the center gets a lot of help not available in most cities. Only issue is that on kids holidays, the crowds make access to exhibits a challenge

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Attended with my husband, son, and four grandsons. The were all enthralled. Had to remind them to move to the next exhibit all day, they had so much fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 30, 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
November 9, 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
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I just saw this. There are activities for all ages there.