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ABQ BioPark Aquarium

Neighborhood: West Old Town
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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-764-6200
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Small, but good exhibits

The aquarium is really small but the exhibits are cool. It is definitely worth a visit in combination with the botanical gardens (both are included with admission ). Some days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been to a number of fine aquariums and this was as good as any! The young staffers at tables helped to educate us further as they were experts on their assignment. Toddlers can easily enjoy the short windows into the aquariums. The shark cafe had tasty lemonade, a fruit plate, and French fries while providing a huge window... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking for an big aquarium to spend several hours this is not the aquarium to go to. The exhibits were nice but small. The shark exhibit was fun. The kids seemed to enjoy it. In my opinion this aquarium was average but small.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The aquarium is really small but the exhibits are cool. It is definitely worth a visit in combination with the botanical gardens (both are included with admission ). Some days they will have a touch tank setup so that you can touch a stingray and shark. It's pretty neat.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In town visiting family. This was a fun place to take the family Was good for about 2-3 hours Had a senior discount for my mom

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It makes for a nice little field trip...and the kids love it! You can see the entire aquarium in about an hour if you don't linger too long...two hours, if you take your time. But, it's nice to have it near home and visitors love it. The bonus is that it's right next to the Bio Park, so you can... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of the smaller aquariums we've visited, but nice. It is included in the price of admission to the botanical gardens.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Coming from CA and being to Monterey, CA to the best Aquarium, ever, I was pleasantly surprised by the one in Albq. Not quite as big, but some great views of fish, jelly fish, a lot of stingrays, etc. It was easy to get around and our grandkids, ages 1 & 3 enjoyed it.

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Although in comparison to other cities, this is a small aquarium, the city did an amazing job with the exhibits and made it a treat for people of all ages. My two daughters loved it and my wife and I loved it.

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Middletown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Considering where it is, there is an interesting display of sea life. The best part was the abundance of educational displays, manned by young volunteers. This enhanced our visit and would be really great for a visit with young children. The attached restaurant was really terrific! Shark Reef Cafe was some of the best food we've ever had at this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you have been to any of the large aquariums (Atlanta, Tampa, Charleston) you will no doubt be somewhat disappointed. The big shark tank is impressive though. Some of the small tanks were fun (jellyfish, seahorses).

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Additional Information about ABQ BioPark Aquarium

Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-764-6200
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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