Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, Albuquerque

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, Albuquerque (must see)

"Explora" is a science center located near Old Town Albuquerque. The museum employs a hands-on, inquiry-based learning approach to science, math, and art. The museum has 20,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors, which contain over 250 interactive exhibits that cover a broad range of science, technology, and art. Notable exhibits include a laminar flow fountain, an experiment bar, an arts and crafts area, and a high-wire bike. In addition to the exhibits, the building houses a performance theater, gift store, educational program areas, the in-house exhibit workshop and staff offices. ¡Explora! is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. In November 2010, ¡Explora! was named a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Why You Should Visit:
Great tactile experience for kids of all ages! Lots of exploring and learning in a fun & friendly environment.

Tip:
Bring your lunch for the picnic area, because you're not going to want to leave until the kids have had a chance to explore every inch of this place!
Also, make sure you check out the elevator. It's a large elevator for moving exhibits around; however, during open hours it has an entire living room set in it so you can relax.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum on Map

Sight Name: Explora Science Center and Children's Museum
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Town Orientation Walk  

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