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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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Small but a good time

The BIOPark Aquarium is absolutely beautiful. There are sharks, alligators, large and small jellyfish, turtles, stingrays--so many beautiful species of fish. When I made it to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
rosie313
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Warren, MI
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Warren, MI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The BIOPark Aquarium is absolutely beautiful. There are sharks, alligators, large and small jellyfish, turtles, stingrays--so many beautiful species of fish. When I made it to the shark tank, I thought there was more to see, but that was the end of the exhibit. I'd highly recommend spending a few hours here.

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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144 reviews 144 reviews
70 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This may be a bit smaller than what you would expect if you have gone to a big city aquarium, but they have done a nice job presenting the different environments and aquatic life. I really liked that you could stand at the side and watch all the creatures swim by you. Even while you eat your lunch in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a rather small aquarium with some nice fish to see. The tropical exhibits are nice and the shark and ray tank is giant which was a nice surprise considering how small the actual aquarium is. Feeding time is something to see, some of these rays are massive and act like puppy dogs in the feeders hands.They have a... More 

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Langhorne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Another snowy day in Albuquerque, so looked for an indoor attraction and we were not disappointed in the BioPark Aquarium. Small but well laid out, it was a hit with my grand-daughter who absolutely LOVED the Manta Rays and Sea Stars. We can't wait to go back and walk the outdoor attractions in the BioPark. The gift shop is well... More 

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Troy, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The aquarium had some nice exhibits but I was very surprised by how small it is. The gift shop is really expensive too given that going through the aquarium took a little over an hour.

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed the park.It was a little smaller than I anticipated but we enjoyed it just the same. A little confusing at times when you are trying to navigate through the various attractions. We enjoyed the gardens the most. Definitely worth a try!

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Okay, it's New Mexico. It is not on a body of water, so one should not expect an aquarium such as there is in San Diego. But, the Aquarium at ABQ BioPark is attractively well laid out and has a good small fish collection with a few larger sea creatures. The walk-through tunnel is creative, and the facility introduces citizens... More 

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place was neat, a little confusing to get around. The shark area is spectacular everything else is okay. Overall it's okay for the price.

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

Thank you so much for checking in and leaving us a review of our facility!!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully in the near future we can have you back again! Have a great spring/summer! More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First off i am used to bigger aquariums. The shark exhibit is great i saw the divers cleaning and feeding them. The aquarium is very small.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment as well as for visiting our facility. We are glad you enjoyed looking at our shark exhibit. We hope to have you back sometime very soon. As we do plan in the very near future to have new exhibits, such as the otter exhibit. More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every inch is packed with beautiful lights! We almost got lost there was so much to see and explore. Absolute must!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment as well as for visiting our facility. We are glad you had such a great time at our BioPark Botanic Garden River of Lights! We hope to have you back sometime very soon. As we do plan in the very near future to have new exhibits, such as the... More 

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