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For many of New Mexico’s children, the School Days Program offers them their only opportunity to attend the State Fair; where they can experience a taste of New Mexico and all its culture in a safe and nurturing environment. From an educational standpoint, the State Fair is a unique creature that offers a veritable plethora of learning opportunities for New Mexico students of all ages and levels. Indeed, the State Fair is New Mexico’s Largest Classroom, featuring New Mexico history, science and technology, arts and culture, livestock and agriculture. Add to that the nearly endless array of street concerts, magicians, jugglers, face painters, demonstrators and other performers and you’ve got more than enough learning and fun to map out a well-rounded day for your entire class.

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Read to Me Corner

Take some quiet time and have your students read to by local community volunteers. This is a project of the Albuquerque Business Education Compact’s Read by Third Grade Committee.

The Read to Me Corner is everyday 10am-6pm

Read to Me Corner: KOB News Team
If you plan to bring a class to the fair on September 7th or 13th, we are looking to match classes with special celebrity guests from the KOB news team who will be reading to kids at specific times.
If you’d like to learn more about this (first come, first serve) opportunity check the indicated box on your application!
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innovation station

A Whole New World of Exploration

Innovation Station
is a fun-filled, awe-inspiring attraction that has been developed specifically for fairs, festivals, amusement parks, community events and similar venues

Innovation Station features hands-on, immersive experiences that take visitors of all ages on an epic journey through the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

Through hair-raising demonstrations, high-speed challenges and interactive exhibits, visitors will not only become inspired to innovate and create, but they will walk away ready to experience and explore this wonderful world of ours in a whole new way.

2019 School Days Registration

School Days students enjoy visits to art, animal, agriculture, and STEAM exhibits, and the Read to Me Corner!

Please register early!
Send us your completed registration form no later than
Wednesday, September 5th 2018.

Gates open between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
You must select a time that you will be arriving.
One day per school only

Type of Vehicle(s)

Pick Your Day

Please only select one
Fax: (505) 266-7784
Mailing Address: Attention: School Days P.O. Box 8546
Albuquerque, NM 87198

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