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Albuquerque - Explora

1701 Mountain Road NorthWest


Explora: creating opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology and art.


Learning - We value learning through experience that is an active, self-motivated and directed, personal and communal process, that reflectively connects and reevaluates new and old experiences, that uses experiences thoughtfully to do things that give them meaning, that is the means for adaptation and growth leading to and informing new experiences and new mysteriesand that inspires learning to continue.

Activity - We value activity that fosters opportunities for thought, curiosity, imagination, growth and lifelong learning through experiences involving experimental manipulation of material things, interaction of minds, bodies, objects, prior experiences, cooperation with othersand the creation of personal meaning.

Attitudes and Emotions - We value attitudes and emotions, as motivators, shapers and outcomes of experience, that respect all people; that promote curiosity, open-mindedness, patience and confidence to try new things and think for oneself; that support and inspire thoughtful activity and open possibilities for fruitful exploration and communicationand that free people to feel safe and joyful in exploring the known and the unknown, in questioning their perceptions and in changing their attitudes and understandings.

Community - We value community as a source and product of human activity, learning, growth, attitudes and emotions, that creates a sense of comfort and belonging, that welcomes the use of personal experiences with the physical world in which individual differences in experience can be shared with family, friends and colleagues through quiet and easy interaction, exploration and experimentationand we value the diverse community in which we live and to which we strive to make a positive contribution and to create an environment where all members of this community feel welcome and included.

Experience - We value experience that is direct and personal, that inspires curiosity, thoughtful activity and communication, that opens new dimensions and awareness of the world, that contributes to personal growth and the growth of personal meaning, that supports a learning communityand that underlies, encourages and sustains inquiry and lifelong learning.

Growth - We value growth that sustains and develops all the capacities of a whole person, that results from learning and open-minded self-reflection, that reevaluates what is known, that develops confidence and interest for investigating and discovering new ideas and mysteries of the worldand that leads to personal change in thoughtful ways that enhance future experiences.


Stef Steff

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Came here on a date with my boyfriend and best friend. Make sure to bring your student IDs, it’s just 5$ or else you have to pay extra for the adult admission. They offer many different activities, yes it’s more for kids but us college students enjoyed it as well. There was also a man with different kinds of live snakes which was pretty cool. It’s a nice date idea because you can go to explora then to the history museum across the street.

Anna Watson

Friday, May 4, 2018
We visited for the first time with my 5yo and 3yo and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY. Incredibly awesome place. We could have easily spent DAYS enjoying each exhibit and play area. Bubble exhibit, outdoor water play, all kinds of hand on building materials, tons of interactive and manipulatives as well as some solid education intertwined.. I especially liked that they provide an area for babies and nursing Mamas. What a boon! If we lived in the area we would definitely be annual members.

Bridgette Jeffries

Sunday, May 13, 2018
I'm 20 and I still love this place. Explora never disappoints and the recent updates made it even more entertaining. Truly fun for all ages. Would recommend going on a weekday midday to avoid the crowds.

Sandy Anderson

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
A wonderful place to bring your kids. It's not only entertaining for them but for adults too. They have wonderful activities that are informative and fun. My favorite would have to be the bubbles. A lot of fun, I suggest you go and see for yourself.

Mariah Castiano

Thursday, May 10, 2018
This is a pretty neat place. A lot of hands on stuff you can try. My son loves it A lot! I really like the huge elevator with the couches in it.

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