ABQ BioPark Zoo

Zoo and General Entertainment · Barelas
903 10th St SW (Lead), Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The ABQ BioPark Zoo is located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1927, the 64-acre facility offers guests close encounters with exotic and native animals. The other BioPark facilities include the Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.


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    Kevin F.
    "Great polar bear exhibit."(5 Tips)
    Michelle M.
    "Flamingos the first attraction as you walk in the gates, beautiful!"(2 Tips)
    Rylee A.
    "Zoo boo isn't quite great."(2 Tips)
    Mercedes T.
    "Saw the baby hippo born this morning!"(2 Tips)
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  • Juni X.

    I've been to a lot of zoos and this one noticeably is home to the cutest animals--most of all the tas devils, prairie dogs (v. small and fluffy), and koala that latches onto a teddy bear in its sleep.

    Juni Xu · 1 week ago
  • Rylee A.

    Zoo boo isn't quite great. You wait in line at booths for 5 minutes just for one piece of candy. Parking is impossible to find, and the zoo is crowded. But, good exercise.

    Rylee Angelina · November 1
  • Jonathan E.

    Great layout, lots to see and do. Kept my little kids ingested all day.

    Jonathan Eyestone · October 8
  • Estevan T.

    When they have their concerts here it is an awesome time to hit the zoo then catch some live tunes on a summer evening!

    Estevan Tafoya · June 21
  • Elizabeth

    Baby Hippo is adorable! Lots of construction and continued to hit dead ends, but we had a lovely time. We were able to dick in and out of indoor exhibits between rain storms.

    Elizabeth · April 25
  • Mercedes T.

    Saw the baby hippo born this morning!

    Mercedes Touchine · April 14
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    Joseph L · April 11
  • Kate A.

    Great concerts and family events.

    Kate Aldrich · April 10
  • Joe P.

    Amazing selection of animals! Great price for entry. Nice pavilion and lawn for picnics. Parking lot not so great and streets leading to Zoo are confusing. Worth a stop while in Albuquerque!

    Joe Page · January 11
  • Ti

    Nice zoo. I was surprised to see polar bears!

    Ti · November 7, 2014
  • Renee G.

    $20 ticket gets you entry into this awesome zoo! ($15 if you are a NM resident!) check out the polar bear feeding around 2:00 it's awesome to see them dive into the water for food!

    Renee G · August 17, 2014
  • Kevin F.

    Great polar bear exhibit.

    Kevin F. · August 13, 2014
  • Matthew A.

    Getting a Bio Park membership is an amazing deal. Nothing like unlimited zoo (and aquarium/garden) access!

    Matthew Ayoub · August 7, 2014
  • Wayne T.

    Really cool zoo.

    Wayne Thorpe · April 21, 2014
  • Michelle M.

    Flamingos the first attraction as you walk in the gates, beautiful!

    Michelle Mills · April 9, 2014
  • Tim L.

    Beautiful Zoo It takes more time then their literature recommends to see everything

    Tim Litwiller · March 25, 2014
  • Kevin B.

    Remember to bring water and a hat because it's hot out!

    Kevin Begay · August 24, 2013
  • Deborah D.

    Don't forget to bring quarters to buy food so the kids (big & small) can feed the ducks and fish. Lots of fun!

    Deborah Dorff · August 17, 2013
  • Russell C.

    Lots of fun today.

    Russell Cowder · July 14, 2013
  • Lindsey D.

    Flamingos stink. Literally.

    Lindsey Dominguez · July 12, 2013
  • Melissa M.

    Photobooth by front entrance.

    Melissa M · April 3, 2013
  • Sarah C.

    The polar bears are fun to watch

    Sarah Call · March 7, 2013
  • Taylor S.

    See the polar bears!

    Taylor Sandy · March 2, 2013
  • Donnie E.

    A safe place to fart.

    Donnie Edwards · February 26, 2013
  • L D.

    Twinkle light parking lot ... Free park and ride. Get here early. It's insane.

    L D · December 23, 2012
  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the monkeys in Albuquerque.

    Michael B. · September 3, 2012
  • Marie J.

    The reptile exhibit is closed, boo!

    Marie Jiron · May 29, 2012
  • Anna P.

    A great way to spend Mothers Day!

    Anna Pell · May 14, 2012
  • Deanna F.

    One of my favorite zoos so far and I've been to over 20! Very nice. Got amazing giraffe pictures

    Deanna FLood · April 25, 2012
  • Wes B.

    Great zoo, especially for the price. Even though some animals were off exhibit or docile, it was worth the price.

    Wes Brawner · January 31, 2012
  • Jackie S.

    Zoo Boo today from 11am to 4pm. Come out and help Raise Money to feed the animals and get your picture taken with a Star Wars character or other Super hero character...

    Jackie Sandoval · October 29, 2011
  • Michael S.

    Great zoo and a fantastic open grass area to let the kids run wild. Great exhibits too. Go in the Morning to miss the crowds and heat

    Michael Smith · October 15, 2011
  • Katie C.

    Don't miss the seals and sea lions. Great display and it's a nice shady spot to get out of the heat.

    Katie Cameron · August 5, 2011
  • Nick A.

    Run in a zig-zag pattern if the crocodiles escape!

    Nick Antonio · May 15, 2011
  • Robert

    Zoo music gets crazy. Get here early for good parking or you'll have a walk.

    Robert · May 14, 2011
  • Mike R.

    It's freezing!!!!

    Mike Roberts · May 1, 2011
  • Michelle

    Go early: parking lot was pretty full at 11:30am, but crazy packed at 1:00pm, incl the neighborhood streets.

    Michelle · March 19, 2011
  • Donna S.

    Go to the zoo when the weather is nicer

    Donna Siegwart · February 1, 2010

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