A stone’s throw from the legendary Rio Grande in Albuquerque, the ABQ BioPark invites you to explore the wonders of nature at our Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach fishing ponds and Aquarium.
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden opened in 1996. The 36-acre facility showcases plants of the Southwest and other arid climates and includes a state-of-the art 10,000 sq. ft. conservatory, formal theme gardens and demonstration gardens. One wing of the glass conservatory houses colorful plants native to Mediterranean climate zones. A second wing features xeric plants from North American deserts. Medicinal plants are highlighted in El Jardin de la Curandera. Children and adults love to visit the miniature trains and villages of the Railroad Garden and the enormous vegetables and insects of the Children’s Fantasy Garden. Each summer, the PNM Butterfly Pavilion offers visitors an intimate experience with hundreds of colorful North American butterflies.
The Rio Grande Heritage Farm represents farm life in the river valley in the 1920s and includes a cider barn, farm house, vegetable garden, vineyard, apple orchard and field crops. Sasebo Japanese Garden features a 16-foot waterfall that tumbles into a large pond, which is surrounded by winding paths and interesting plant combinations.
Visit www.abqbiopark.com to learn more about year-round programs, including the Summer Nights Concert Series on Thursday nights each summer and the River of Lights holiday light festival every December.
Walking distance through the Aquarium and Garden is 1.5 miles. We recommend scheduling one and a half to two hours for your visit.