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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 nice attractions

The Albuquerque aquarium is small well layed out and has nice attractions. We really loved the jelly fish area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jon C
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Fountain, Colorado
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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The aquarium has a beautiful shark tank with lots to see. It is fun for all ages. One of the smaller aquariums but very nice. The aquarium is also apart of the BioPark garden and that was nice to see. They have a really cool model train mountain that kids can interact with and control trains. The newly opened Bugarium... More 

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Fountain, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Albuquerque aquarium is small well layed out and has nice attractions. We really loved the jelly fish area.

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Thank Jon C
Saskatoon, Canada
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137 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the back room parts were the best, where there is a glass wall (like in "Dr. No") and a hall with a glass ceiling.

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Thank RESK2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandchildren here and they loved it. There are a number of places inside were old people like me can sit down and rest, which is handy.

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Thank 641bix
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was nice enough, yet way too short as the aquarium is very small. It looks nicer in the pictures we saw on the web. It looks well kept, yet really could use some remodeling. For it being so small at least it could be cheaper (we paid 25 for two).

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Thank Sharon C
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

we live in Albuquerque and have a annual pass to the bio parks. This is a great little aquarium. You can walk thru it in about 30 minutes. The jelly fish display and large aquarium with sharks is our favorite attraction. Great place to take the kids when the weather is not great outside.

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Thank Michael P
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It was something to see all the different types of Sea Live. I say sea life that I have one read about and during my visit I was able to see the living sea life. It was truly an out standing part of my visit and you are able to stroll at your own pace and follow the different paths... More 

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Thank 777h2014
Edmonton
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Aquarium ticket is bundled with the Botanic Garden. It is an interesting aquarium, including a small section of model ships and a small shrimp boat moored outside in an area set up to look like a harbour. There is an open pool and various small and large aquaria. The tunnel aquarium is particularly exciting for children, rays and sharks... More 

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Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Santa Cruz, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I stopped here while visiting the BioPark and gardens. It's a nice day wandering through these places, seeing the various exhibits they have. I've been to a lot of aquariums, and many seem to have a lot of the same exhibits, but they're still fun to be in. The animals they have all seem well cared for, and the place... More 

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Thank Jason K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The aquarium was well organized, had wonderful exhibits, and the staff was knowledgeable and more than willing to answer questions. Our favorites were the polar bear (he throws a ball in the air and plays with it) and the feeding of the manta rays (which are about 6-8 feet across).

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