1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 87104
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Explora is a science center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its name is the imperative form of the Spanish language verb explorar, which means to explore.
The museum employs a hands-on, inquiry-based learning approach to science, math and art. The museum has 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of exhibit space on two floors, which contain over 250 interactive exhibits that cover a broad range of science, technology and art.
Explora Science Center opened in Downtown Albuquerque’s First Plaza Galleria in 1993. The museum moved to the Sheraton Old Town, and then to Winrock Center. In 1995, Explora merged with the Albuquerque Children’s Museum and became Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum. Explora opened its current location in December 2003.
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