When you’re putting together an itinerary for your family’s summer vacation in Albuquerque, one attraction you won’t want to skip is the Albuquerque Zoo. As part of the ABQ BioPark, the zoo attracts visitors of all ages and is an expansive, 64-acre facility that gives guests an up-close encounter with all types of animals.
If you’re looking for an activity that will be great for your entire family, a visit to the zoo fits the bill perfectly. Not only are there educational and interesting exhibits, but there are plenty of amenities so that your entire day can be spent within the park without issue—things like stroller access and bicycle storage as well as onsite restaurants.
Learn more about the zoo, and be sure to add it to your list of “must-sees” in New Mexico.
Permanent Exhibits at the Zoo
The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo is home to a variety of exhibits of animals from all over the world as well as animals native to the Southwestern U.S. When you visit, you’ll be able to check out the Africa and Australia exhibits, as well as one titled “Amphibians: Life on a Limb.” You’ll also be able to see animal exhibits including:
- Birds of the Americas
- Big cats
- Mexican Gray Wolves
- Polar bears
- The Reptile House
- Seals and sea lions
- Tropical American animals
- Zoo babies
Special Events and Activities
In addition to permanent exhibits, the Albuquerque Zoo also offers special events and activities that your whole family can enjoy.
For a once in a lifetime experience, check out the animal feeding activities, where you can get up close and personal and either watch animal handlers feed the zoo animals, or even feed them yourselves—the giraffe and lorikeet exhibits allow this, but as you might imagine, the crocodile exhibit, not so much!
You can also check out the Zoo Zipline experience, which allows guests to fly through the zoo from a 44-foot tall tower, spanning 320 feet of zipline. This is offered from May 20 to September 6, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone for the year.
Check the zoo’s calendar for special events, too—for instance, a twilight tour in the evening, live music at the zoo, and half-price weekends. The zoo offers plenty of accommodations and amenities that ensure your visit will be perfect.
For instance, there’s a stroller rental station, bicycle racks, wheelchairs and of course, wheelchair access, and a lost-and-found onsite. There are also a few zoo restaurants and shops to peruse while you’re at the zoo, including the Jungle Shop, which offers film, books, souvenirs, and unique stuffed animals.
Perfect for spending the entire day out with your family, the Albuquerque Zoo and its affiliate BioPark facilities offer all-ages fun for everyone in your group. For group rates or more information about the zoo, visit them online.
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