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ABQ BioPark Aquarium

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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-764-6200
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The BioPark - A Nice Surprise

The BioPark is a wonderful place to spend the entire afternoon. There are a few places to eat in the courtyard at the entrance. The prices were not as high as I expected for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Durango, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The zoo is great the aquarium however leaves you thinking, What aquarium? There just isn't much to it other then stingrays and jellyfish. Just stick to the zoo it is large enough that it takes all day anyways.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The BioPark is a wonderful place to spend the entire afternoon. There are a few places to eat in the courtyard at the entrance. The prices were not as high as I expected for the food. Then, there is the Botanical garden in the same area. We had a wonderful day. There is a lot of shade, good in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

To get your money's worth, you definitely want to buy the combo pass for the BioPark (zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, etc.). They are all connected to each other and you can ride the train (which is included with the pass) to each of them. The aquarium is small, but definitely worth a visit. A ray pool, a tunnel, various aquariums... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been here in the past and enjoyed it, but this time it took maybe thirty minutes to walk thru it all. My kid enjoyed herself, but I think they have closed down some exhibits. It used to be bigger and better. I don't know but I might not go again. My husband said should have went to the... More 

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Mission, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Kids loved the turtles, but I didn't feel we got much value for the price. Some areas weren't open because mid-March is considered 'winter' by the management; none of the hands-on experiences were available, although still being promoted on their website. If we visit the area again, I would definitely look for other activities, and would phone first to find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took the train from the Zoo to enjoy the Botanical gardens and the Aquarium at the same stop. It was a great family day trip. Although we enjoyed the Aquarium, it is too small with not much to see. It probably took less than an hour to see it all. The best part was when we got to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's definitely small for the price. There's no hands on tanks either for their rays. We enjoyed the experience but I most likely wouldn't return

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had a good time at the aquarium it was the perfect time to go because there wasn't a crowd. I enjoyed the exhibits offered and this is a good place to spend family or leisure time. I went to the aquarium and the botanic gardens in the same day so it was the perfect outing.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have a membership to the ABQ Biopark and it includes this aquarium. It isn't a bad place but it is smaller than we expected and there were a lot of visitors for such a small space.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a combo ticket, which made the visit worth it. We rode the train over from the zoo. We had lunch in the restaurant, which I cannot say enough nice things about! The food was good, decent price, and the kids (and us adults) loved watching the animals in the large aquarium wall while we ate. The aquarium itself... More 

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Tierna R, Public Relations Manager at ABQ BioPark Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback and a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us at the ABQ BioPark. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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