EIN 85-0442062

Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

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Creating opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology and art.
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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
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Program areas at Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

Explora is an innovative Museum and learning Center that provides hands-on engagement in Science, technology, engineering, art, and math (steam) for people of all ages. Explora's work is organized around a cradle through career steam learning strategic focus, which was co-developed with the community to engage, educate, and employ students in steam-improving educational outcomes, driving economic development, and increasing family and community prosperity across new mexico. Within this strategic framework, Explora plays several roles. As a service provider, Explora engaged pre-12th students through steam classroom programs, provided professional development to educators, employed low-income high school students as interns, and facilitated experiential learning for over 127,000 youth and adults. Additionally, Explora plays the role of backbone organization for stem-nm, a cross-sector learning ecosystem working to expand equity in and access to stem education and employment. Explora is the home and fiscal sponsor of the informal learning leadership collaborative. In the role of convener and collaborator, Explora led several collective impact projects, like stem charging stations for young children and families, which builds awareness around early childhood stem learning,and math facess (families and communities empowering student success). Explora worked on a number of other initiatives with partners, including new mexico autism society, nm state libraries' tribal libraries program, partnership for community action, and more.

Grants made by Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Three Sisters KitchenSubaward for Kitchen Equipment for New Cafe in Museum$150,300
Friends of Valle de Oro NWRPocket Habitat Garden for School$10,000
Fractal FoundationStipends for Steam Echo for Elementary and Middle School Teachers Who Participated in On-Line P.D.$8,525

Who funds Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Bank of America Charitable FoundationProgram/operating Support$125,000
Us Eagle FoundationProg. Assistance$30,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers IncorporatedCommunities for Immunity Vaccine Confidence Program Grant Award$29,626
...and 19 more grants received totalling $410,124

Personnel at Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

Joe HastingsExecutive Director$159,464
Kristin LeighDeputy Director$109,851
Hilma CynowethPresident$0
Steve RottlerTreasurer$0
Alexis Kerschner TappanSecretary$0
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,223,745
Program services$1,456,830
Investment income and dividends$11,117
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$12,657
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$7,808
Miscellaneous revenues$5,609
Total revenues$6,717,766

Form 990s for Explora Science Center & CHILDREN'S Museum of Albuquerque

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062022-12-08990View PDF
2020-062021-04-21990View PDF
2019-062020-10-07990View PDF
2018-062018-12-22990View PDF
2017-062017-12-04990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 6, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 14, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesChildren
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General information
1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Metro area
Albuquerque, NM
Bernalillo County, NM
Website URL
(505) 224-8300
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NTEE code, primary
A52: Childrens Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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