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The Explora Museum in Albuquerque might just have the best elevator anywhere in New Mexico.
Not only is it the size of a living room ”it's set up as one, too.
Plop down on an overstuffed couch as you ride up a story ¦then back down again ¦and back skyward.
(It's the rare kid that can only go once, you know.)
That's not the only thrill here.
This science museum also offers older kids the chance to ride a bike across a tightrope suspended high above the exhibit areas.
(Don't worry, Mom, there's a very complicated-looking harness required when riding.)
Moreover, there's water play around every corner for every age, lots of experiments with wind and a variety of building areas that include everything from circuits to empty toilet paper rolls.
Charlotte was furthermore enamored with a light table where she spent 45 minutes building a Frozen castle complete with a soccer field and teepee.
Moreover, babies and toddlers have their very own play space.
There's also lots of science-y explanation of how things work ”if you can get your kids to stop experimenting long enough to read the signage.
We went on a weekend afternoon and it was pleasantly busy but not overwhelming.
The only downside: We didn't see anywhere within the museum to purchase snacks or meals, although there's a lovely-looking picnic area for those who like to brown-bag it.
The museum is located near Albuquerque's Old Town.
Parking is free.
I paid $38 for two adults, three kids and two seniors.
Our lovely great-aunt and great-uncle ”who happen to serve as museum docents elsewhere–gave Explora two thumbs ™ up, by the way. They aim to return soon with their own grandkids.