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“Great place for the whole family!”

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Ranked #2 of 236 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We don't go as often as we should, but everytime we do it's never a dull moment. My son loves it, as much as we do. Perfect place for fun learning!

Thank Oscar O
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I had been here a few years ago when my kids were tiny and we didn’t think it was that great. Now that they are 6 and 4, we tried it again and it was really fun. It’s unique from other Children’s museums that we’ve been too. Geared a little more toward older kids and a heavy science focus. Both of my kids loved it and wanted to stay all day. They have the coolest elevator I’ve ever seen! The price is really good, the whole place seems clean and well taken care of.

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is fun for all ages! Soooooo much things to explore and such a neat place. Make sure you have about 3-4 hours to spare when you’re here. Admission price is very affordable too and again there’s so much to do!! Must come and visit!

Thank Millie M
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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review! We aim to offer great experiences for all ages to explora science, tech, engineering, art, math, and more so it's wonderful to hear you say it is fun for all ages!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am a microbiologist and a former college level chemistry instructor and I have to say that this is one of the best science centers/museums we have visited. First, every area is highly interactive. The properties of water area was especially interesting to me because the experiments/stations gave me the chance to explain the uniqueness of water to our children at a level that they could understand and appreciate. Our son loved the aerodynamics (the airplane) station because it gave him a chance to see what his father does for a living (yes, I'm a pilot also for the military). The bubble area was also exciting as was the outside play area with the building blocks.

I could talk forever about this place. The skybike was very exciting for our older daughter (just wear closed toed shoes) and it was included in the admission, unlike other science centers we have visited.

Just go and experience it for yourself and your family, you will be very glad you did. There are also places to breastfeed if needed, the second floor has a quiet area that my wife used to feed our youngest.

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Explora_ABQ, Public Relations Manager at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We are honored to get a wonderful in-depth review from a scientist and educator! Thank you. Glad you had a great time!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Fun was had by all 3 of our kids, from 13 to 3. Played with water, magnets, bubbles, sand, sound, and much more. Spent about 2.5 hours here and could easily spend more time.

Thank William M
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