The Albuquerque Biological Park, often referred to as the BioPark, is made up of four separate facilities: an aquarium, botanical garden, Tingley Beach, and the Rio Grande Zoo. A small train system connects the four sections of the BioPark providing a fun and easy way to travel between attractions.
A few tips for your visit:
- Plan ahead by downloading a map of the Albuquerque BioPark attractions.
- If you plan on visiting more than one of the four attractions at the Albuquerque BioPark, be sure to consider the combo admission.
- If you have a zoo membership, like the Kansas City Zoo’s Friends of the Zoo program, be sure to ask about any discounts at the ticket office. We received 50% off our tickets through this program paying only $10/adult and $3/child for combo tickets.
- Allow about three hours to visit the zoo, two hours to explore the botanical garden, and an hour to tour the aquarium. I would also prioritize the attractions in that order. If you run out of time to visit the aquarium, it wouldn’t be as devastating as missing the zoo or the botanical garden!
- The Travel Channel recently called the Albuquerque BioPark’s Botanical Garden the fifth best in the country, and I highly recommend trying to fit it into your visit to the ABQ BioPark!
- Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the zoo’s Central Parq.
By Shutterbug Sage, U.S. travel blogger.
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The Albuquerque BioPark consists of the Rio Grande Zoo, the Botanic Gardens, the Aquarium, and Tingley Beach. If you want to visit all the stops in one day, your best option is to purchase the BioPark combo ticket, which is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-12. For a ticket to just the zoo, or just the Aquarium and Botanic Gardens, the cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3-12.