Explora Science Learning Centre and Childrens Museum. (Photo by: Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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From the lofty high-wire bike to the mind-boggling Light, Shadow, Color area, this gung-ho museum offers a hands-on exhibit for every type of child (don't miss the elevator). Not traveling with kids? Check the website to see if you're around for the 'Adult Night.' Hosted by an acclaimed local scientist, it's one of the hottest tickets in town.