Pool Party Time!

Weekends are finally starting to heat up which means two things:


This summer, throw a pool party! Its a great way to stay cool and have fun in the summer!

Any of the City of Albuquerque Pools can be rented, which is great for birthday parties, neighborhood block parties, company picnics, or just any other excuse to get together with friends and family!

How to rent a city pool: Call your local pool and ask to speak to the manager, and make your reservation!

Price: $50 per hour, with a 2-hour minimum. This fee includes lifeguards.

Rental fees for West Mesa Aquatic Center is $100 per hour, per pool (indoor or outdoor), with a 2-hour minimum.

Rental reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, so call soon!

Pick your pool party location:

Highland Pool

400 Jackson SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

(505) 256-2096

Los Altos Pool

10100 Lomas NE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

(505) 291-6290

Sandia Pool

7801 Candelaria NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 291-6279

Valley Pool

1505 Candelaria NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 761-4086

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna NW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

(505) 836-8718

For more information visit the City of Albuquerque website.

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Unique ways to learn about NM history!

Celebration of Gourds Festival is being held by the NM Gourd Society to teach about the history and importance of Gourds through the ages. There will be a daily raffle and scavenger hunt with prizes for the children.

Take the family to this fun event and learn more about New Mexico’s history in a fun and unique way!

Dates: February 25th & 26th, 2012

Classes: Thurs, Feb 23 – Sat, Feb 25th

(Classes fill quickly so sign up today!)

Admission: FREE!

Location: Manuel Lujan Bldg. @ Expo NM

2501 San Pedro NE #110

Albuquerque, NM

For more information visit


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Win a FREE Jumper Rental!

Thinking of a great way to spend time with your family this weekend? Throw a party!

As a part of our customer appreciation, Loco Fun Jumps is doing a weekly giveaway sweepstakes! We will be giving away one FREE jumper rental every week until the end of April!

All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook to enter for a chance to win! If you already “Like” us on Facebook, then go to the sweepstakes entry form and fill out your information.

Every time you share the sweepstakes form with a friend, you get an extra entry, which doubles your chances of winning the free jumper rental. If you like our sponsors facebook pages, this will add your name to the list again and triple your chances! You can share the sweepstakes form as many times as you’d like, and each time enters you for the prize again.

Be one of the lucky winners in our WEEKLY JUMPER GIVEAWAY!

Promotion ends April 28th, 2012. For more information visit www.locojumps.com or check out our Loco Jumps Facebook Page.


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For love of the Opera!

Get your kids to appreciate the Opera! Take the family to Puccini & Popcorn: Create Songs for the Opera. Presented by Opera Southwest, this is a FREE program that will help kids from ages 5-12 and their families to learn about plot, characters, and arias involved in an opera. They will also get to create and star in their very own mini opera!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

The program is FREE, and by reservation only, so call soon!

Call 831-4221 or email juliusdkaplan@yahoo.com.

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

2000 Mountain Road NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

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The Sleeping Beauty

Enjoy the timeless classic fairy tale of a Beautiful Princess who fell asleep forever until true love’s kiss would awaken her, in a ballet! Take the whole family to watch The Sleeping Beauty at the Kimo Theater.



Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 PM


Sunday, February 26th 2:00 PM

Tickets: $5-$25


Kimo Theater

423 Central Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Shoot for the Stars!

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut? Join in the Challenger Learning Center New Mexico’s first public Micronauts missions!

Fly a simulated space shuttle mission and explore space with your family; plus enjoy a bunch of different fun and educational activities for kids.

Sign up today before the space shuttle fills up!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

9:00 AM

Ages 6-9 and parents welcome!

Call to sign up at 248-1776, ext 732 or register online at ChallengerNM.org

Price: $10 per person

Challenger Learning Center New Mexico
Located at the Unser Discovery Campus
1776 Montaño Road NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107


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A Play For Everyone!

Do you love Winnie the Pooh and his adorable friends? Take the family to watch The House at Pooh Corner, a fun theatrical version of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Join Christopher Robbin, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and all of their friends as they journey through the Hundred Acre Woods.

It’s fun for the whole family!


January 13th-22nd

Performance times:

Fri at 7pm

Sat at 2pm and 4:30pm

Sun at 2pm


$20 general admission

$15 Students/Seniors


N4th Theater

4904 Fourth Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Energy on the Move!

Looking for a fun activity to keep your kids busy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Bring your kids to the Energy on the Move Day Camp!

Kids will get to do hands-on science activities, including designing, building, and testing a rubber-band powered car. The camp runs from 8:30AM to 4:00PM on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Advanced registration is required, so be sure to call 505-938-7732 or visit http://www.challengernm.org/holiday-camp-programs.php as soon as possible!

The Day camp is $50 per child.

Challenger Learning Center New Mexico

1776 Montano NW

Albuquerque, NM

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Out of the Woods

Join all of your favorite children’s story characters this weekend as they journey through the woods and try to find their way home.

Out of the Woods is an eclectic dance performance which follows the adventures of Hansel and Gretel as they encounter fairy tale characters

such as Snow White, The Frog Prince, and Goldilocks, plus many more!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

7:00PM – 10:00PM


Sunday, December 4, 2011

2:00PM – 4:00PM


Adults – $10

Children – $5


South Broadway Cultural Center John Lewis Theatre
1025 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Jam out with your kids!

Do you love music?

Join in on the Explora Music Jam!

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15 to 2:45 PM

choose your favorite instrument and join in on the music jam.

Various instruments will be provided.

Fun for the whole family!


Adults (12-64): $8

Seniors (65+): $5

Children (1-11): $4

Babies (under 1): Free

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For more special events going on at Explora! click here.


1701 Mountain Road NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104


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