Explora Science Center & Children's Museum

Mailing Address: 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Additional Address:

1701 Mountain Road NW

County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: 5052248380
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education
Mission Statement:

Explora is an innovative experiential learning center with the mission of creating opportunities for inspirational discovery
and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Explora addresses its mission with hands-on exhibit activities and inquiry-based classroom programs that engage
people of all ages with scientifc phenomena. At Explora, families use educational, science-rich materials in personal spaces; they get interested in science by manipulating a
wide range of physical variables and by engaging in shared learning. Everyone has an opportunity to develop his or her own ideas about what they are experiencing, and parents and teachers see their children as capable and interested science learners.

Primary Programs:

Explora is a new kind of learning place for people of all ages, providing real experiences with real things that put people's learning in their own hands. It's a place where families can learn together and individuals can explore through 250 experiential exhibit activities in science, technology and art. Explora offers a variety of exhibits and more than 200 educational programs that reflect our experiential, inquiry-based approach to learning. Explora offers: - Exhibit Explorations - Classroom Explorations - Winter, Spring and Summer Camps - Science Fair Workshops - Professional Development Workshops for Educators - Outreach Programs - Youth Intern Program for High School students - Youth Apprentice Program for Middle School Students - Early Childhood Programs - After-school Clubs - Programs for Adults and Seniors - Traveling Exhibits- Adult Night: an event for people 18 and over to experience all of Explora's exhibit activities without the "kids" - Ideas, the Store at Explora (proceeds from sales benefit Explora educational programs) - Many programs offered in Spanish. Any questions or comments about our programs should be directed to the Explora reservations coordinator at 505 224-8341 or [email protected] Para espanol llame 505 224-8323

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 30 to 59 FTE
Executive Director:

Joe Hastings

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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