Welcome to ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque’s premier environmental museum area containing four separate areas of study: the Albuquerque Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Zoo, and Tingley Beach. All four facilities combined make one seriously impressive and informational Biological Park, making this a very hard attraction to pass up while in town!
Start your BioPark visit at the Albuquerque Aquarium, the top aquatic information spot holding an impressive 285,000-gallon ocean tank full of some of the most colorful and interesting fish from both local and international waters. You will follow the journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico, encountering various reefs and species along the way. Enjoy such popular exhibits as Coral Reefs, Eels, Gulf Coast Gallery, Jellies: Aliens from the Sea, the Rio Grande, and Shark Tank. If you work up an appetite certainly do not pass up the chance to take in the delicious food and unbelievable views from Shark Reef Cafe before you go.
After you see all that you desire to see in the aquarium head over to the Albuquerque Zoo, one of the top spots in the city to see wildlife conservation efforts in play! See the over 900 different animals, over 250 species represented as you learn all about various conservation and breeding programs with your group. From lions and elephants to kangaroos and koalas, this zoo really has it all. One of the guest's favorites is the Zoo Babies section, a hard-to-pass-up mini animal addition to the park. There are also 4 different cafes to choose from here, as well.
If you have more time for this stop head to the Botanic Garden, with 32 acres of showcase plants, or Tingley Beach, with 3 different fishing, boating, and landscape ponds. It will be easy to see why the ABQ BioPark has attracted over 1.5 million visitors a year since opening!