ABQ BioPark Zoo
Located along the Rio Grande River near downtown Albuquerque, the ABQ BioPark consists of four areas: The ABQ BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Tingley Beach. Welcoming more than 1.3 million visitors per year, the ABQ BioPark is the top tourist destination in the state of New Mexico. -ABQ BioPark Zoo- Established in 1927, the Zoo is home to more than 900 animals from around the world, including many threatened and endangered species. Many of these animals have been part of rescue efforts, successful conservation plans, and captive breeding programs. -Botanic Garden- Opening in 1996, the Botanic Garden has grown to 32 acres of exhibits, showcasing plants of the American Southwest and other climates around the world. With a BUGarium, the Botanic Garden also has one of the most elaborate exhibits dedicated to Bugs and Arthropods in the country. -Aquarium- Since its opening in 1996 alongside the Aquarium, the ABQ BioPark Aquarium has showcased a kaleidoscope of colorful fish from Rocky Mountain streams to the Gulf Coast, including species representing the Pacific Ocean and tropical seas. Large species like sharks, stingrays, seahorses, and jellyfish can be seen. The popular Shark Reef Café allows spectacular views into the 285,000-gallon ocean tank, providing an unforgettable dining experience. -Tingley Beach- Tingley Beach is the gateway to the Bosque. Three fishing ponds and a model boat pond offer a respite from the city. A one-mile walking trail loops around the ponds, and the nearby bike path provides access to the Rio Grande. Pedal boat rentals are available during the summer. -ABQ BioPark Master Plan- The ABQ BioPark is creating a master plan for the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and Aquarium. The ABQ BioPark Master Plan will set the direction for growth and development of the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and Aquarium over the next 20 years.
What makes this business unique? Close encounters with exotic and native animals