The Albuquerque Aquarium Albuquerque
Where are we going today?
There are so many magical creatures that live in our waters, it's always so fun to discover and explore what they are. It really is like a whole different world!
That's were the Albuquerque Aquarium comes in! This ABQ BioPark Aquarium is right next to the Rio Grande in New Mexico's capital city, and is part of the ABQ BioPark.
Here, you can take a fascinating journey down the might Rio Grande river, from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico, and uncovering all the amazing creatures that live there along the way!
The aquarium is filled with exhibits that showcase the wonders of the waters. Kids can explore the coral reefs - the ocean's most colorful land diverse ecosystem.
Families can explore why shipwrecks make great homes for marine organisms - and you can learn some history, too!
Of course, what would an aquarium be without a shark tank! Here, you can see those super predators up close, as well as discover sea turtles, eels, rays, and other amazing creatures.
Kids can see the stunning animals that live in the South Pacific, or be mesmerized by the strange and graceful jellyfish - often known as the Aliens from the Sea!
For that hands on fun, kids always get a SPLASH out of the touch pool, where rays, fish, invertebrates are all there to be explored, met up close, and stroked! Exciting!
It's a day of exploring under the ocean, without even getting wet!
Oh I like to be....under the sea.....
How much does it cost?
- Children$4 (Ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
Gates 9am - 4:30pm daily. Shuts at 5pm
Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving and Dec 25
There are evening programs, spring break camps, overnight stays, preschool programs and other great ways the kids can learn!.
It's not just the sharks that need feeding! The Shark Reef Cafe is a full-service restaurant with breakfast and lunch, including burgers, burritos, pancakes and more!.
There are salads and sandwiches in the cafe. No outside food or drink to be brought in.
Any Top Tips?
You can pick up a combo ticket which gives you admission to the aquarium, as well as the zoo, botanic gardens and unlimited train rides. With single admission, the trains are $3, and other activities have their own admission cost.
Doing our bit
ABC BioPark worth with conservation committees, coral protection programs, worldwide conservation and more to ensure our planet is looked after!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have a disability and require special assistance when you visit the BioPark, please call (505) 768-2000 or 311 (Relay NM or 711).
Can I get one of those?
There of course is a gift shop that has gifts, film garden tools, souvenirs and other fun items!.
Why not have a birthday party at the aquarium! It's a great way to celebrate with friends!.