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Construction Projects

Stay updated on closures and progress of improvement projects at the ABQ BioPark.

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Click on the artist rendering for a closer look at what to expect at the upcoming Penguin Chill exhibit. 

The ABQ BioPark is creating an enhanced experience for both our residents and human guests. You will notice some construction fences and perhaps small detours around the Zoo. The Zoo remains open and most habitats are available to enjoy.

Habitat Closures at the BioPark

Your Albuquerque tax dollars are at work creating new homes for many of our residents. The following habitats are closed until further notice:

  • Nightwatch (Zoo)
  • Parrots (Zoo)
  • Raptor Roost (Zoo)
  • Butterfly Pavilion (Botanic Garden)
  • Seals (Zoo)

Recently Updated/Added Habitats

  • Malayan tiger (Zoo)
  • Jaguar (Zoo)
  • The Colores Kid's Playground (Zoo)
  • Bird Annex (Behind the Scenes, Zoo)
  • Elephant Barn expansion (Zoo)
  • Otters (Aquarium)

Current Projects

  • Penguin Chill (Zoo) - Goal is to open in late fall 2018.
  • Parrots (Zoo)
  • Raptor Roost (Zoo)

Watch the progress of select construction projects!

Penguin Chill

View time lapse videos of the building construction:

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Camera 2 

Click on the images to view full screen versions:

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