ABQ BioPark Zoo Albuquerque
Where are we going today?
We LOVE a zoo, and ABQ BioPark Zoo is no different!
Part of the Albuquerque Biological Park, this zoo spans 64 acres which is home to over 250 species of animals - from the exotic to the native. Pretty impressive! Kids will love seeing all the weird and wonderful animals from across the world - can you guess what kinds of animals you'll see there?
Let us tell you!
From the often very loud sea lions, to the cheeky chimps, to the mighty gorillas and the mysterious polar bears....all of the animals can be found in state-of-the-art exhibits where the design is not only lovely to look at as a family visiting, but also great for the animals so you know they have naturalistic habitats with grasses, trees, rockwork and water features.
Did we tell you about the rhinos, zebras and jaguars that can be found there too? What about the koalas, tamatins and Mexican wolves? Excited yet?
The walking distance through the zoo is about 2.5 miles, so it's a lovely day to get out in the fresh air and spend some time enjoying some of the amazing animals we have on this planet.
ABQ BioPark Zoo has some fun events and activities to get the kids really interested in the animals - and a great way for them to learn all about them.
From feeding sessions where they can get up close to the animals and learn all about their dietary habits, to "meet and touch" sessions with animals like alpacas and llamas, as well as world animal encounter shows, there is so much to see and do for the family day out at ABQ BioPark Zoo!
So all animal lovers - we have for you a super animal-tastic experience just for you!
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How much does it cost?
- Adults$12.50 (Over 13)
- Children$4 (Ages 3 - 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily
All year round. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
They offer reduced rates for schools so why wouldn't you bring them to the zoo! Make sure you book two weeks in advance. .
There are plenty of cafes and snack bars for you to enjoy a lovely meal - and there is an ice cream parlor too! .
There are lots of healthy options like sandwiches and salads at the cafes so you can enjoy a nice healthy meal.
Any Top Tips?
Check the times of the shows and feedings when you first arrive, so you can plan your day around what you want to see! .
Doing our bit
The zoo make sure the animals welfare is paramount so all of their enclosures are well looked after, and as natural as possible so they are happy and healthy! .
Need a little extra help?
If you have a disability and require special assistance when you visit the BioPark, give them a call ahead of time and they can help! There are also wheelchairs to rent. .
The rental shop has strollers for rent if you need them! .
Can I get one of those?
From gift shops, jungle shops to critter outfitters, there is plenty to spend that pocket money on! There are even fun stuffed animals to remind you of your visit! .
You can buy combo tickets which include the zoo, botanic garden, aquarium and unlimited train rides! .
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