Albuquerque Biological Park

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Albuquerque Biological Park

Albuquerque Biological Park
4.5
Zoos • Aquariums • Gardens
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo.
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William P
Edgewood, NM60 contributions
Apr 2019
If I've got this straight, the bio park includes the zoo, the botanical gardens, and I think some more. You can buy tickets to see part or all. (See website for details). If you see it all, it should take you all day, and you may be tired when you leave, but it's all interesting. It's a great place to bring out-of-town company to entertain them. I've been dragged to the place several times when we have family come to visit, and I enjoy it every time.
Written January 8, 2020
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777aaa
Edgewood, NM170 contributions
Mar 2020
This was our first visit to the zoo part of the park. We mostly enjoyed the experience. Several animal areas were the highlights of our visit: the penguins, the giraffes and the orangutans. Several areas were closed which we'd like to visit another time. We got lunch at a cafe on the grounds which, although expensive, was quite good. We'll go again, especially if we have family visiting with children.
Written March 22, 2020
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Adam P
Trowbridge, UK4,609 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Botanical gardens are very good, with many plant species, trees and Cacti. Small pond areas, a japanese garden with a large number of fish, a butterfly house, larve greenhouses and a fun model railway. The aquatic area with lots of rescued species including sharks, barracudas, river otters and turtles to name just a few.
Written October 2, 2019
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Up4laughs
Portland, OR26 contributions
Oct 2021
I love botanical gardens and try to go to as many as possible around the world. Found this one to be a bit underwhelming. I was hoping for a lot of southwestern/desert plants, but there was just a small area that had cacti, succulents, etc. The Japanese area was pretty nice. There is a kids area. At least the $14 fee also gets you in to the aquarium (which is also so-so).
Written October 30, 2021
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Passport21868987416
3 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited the Aquarium and the Gardens. The aquarium is small and okay. The botanical gardens are not very impressive. We did see the resident porcupine up in the arbor and that was cool. We went on a weekday and there were very few people there. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, but I wouldn't go back.
Written September 30, 2021
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MaryMacTree
United States68 contributions
Nov 2010
Rio Grande Botanic Garden and The Albuquerque Aquarium what a Fun, Beautiful, Amazing place for Family Friends.Located near the bosque off the Rio Grande River, it's just a short ways from the Albuquerque Zoo and Old Town. The Biopark has 2 glass-enclosed conservatories that house a desert and Mediterreanan Garden. Also a seasonal butterfly conservatory. Another innovative attraction is the Children's Garden, where all the vegetables and animals are Giant size. The Children just Love this..There is a Wonderful train that takes you from the Biopark to the Zoo about two miles away! A fantastic steam engine "reproduction" that travels along the Rio Grande & Tingley Beach Park. There is So much to do at The Rio Grande Botanic Garden and The Albuquerque Aquarium. A must see. All Seasons !!!
Written October 13, 2011
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Denise S
11 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
I spent the afternoon exploring the botanical gardens and the aquarium here. If you are purchasing a ticket for the gardens the aquarium ticket is automatically included. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about native flora from the educational material and from the knowledgeable grounds keepers who were willing to discuss the plants and habitats in their specific areas. Make sure you take your camera as you will encounter many photo opportunities. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Take water as well. The aquarium is small but informative and interesting. Currently they are constructing a river otter exhibit that will be a delightful addition to the aquarium.
Written October 12, 2017
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ColoMama33
Colorado441 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
I suggest getting the combination ticket for the zoo, aquarium and botanic gardens (includes the trains also). Get there when the zoo opens and take the first train over to the aquarium to avoid the lines. The aquarium was small, but nice, and the botanic gardens seem to offer a great variety of flowers year round. Once you've seen those, make your way back to the zoo and finish seeing the animals. This will help you minimize the crowds and see the most. Everything is outdoors, so plan accordingly, and pick a day when it won't rain, that wouldn't be much fun.
Written March 27, 2016
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Frank N
Raleigh, NC48 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
One of the least interesting Botanic parks we ever visited. Even the few animals there seemed sad. Maybe March is not good time to go. Many exhibits were even closed. Please refund my fee!
Written March 10, 2015
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Tabitha K
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States91 contributions
Dec 2012
I love this place. I go quite often. It's clean. On a few occasions I've seen people reach into the trout display and try to catch the fish (GROWN ADULTS with kids watching). Several times I've flagged down workers who did nothing to stop this from happening. I've seen the same thing happen with the stingrays. When I talked to staff about this, they offer a weak apology. It's not about apologizing to me. It's about taking better care of your animals.
Written January 23, 2013
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