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Construction Projects

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

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.

Penguin Chill Updates: Opening date set for July 23!

The much anticipated Penguin Chill exhibit will open its doors to the public July 23. Mayor Tim Keller and ABQ BioPark Director Baird Fleming will lead a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

Learn more here. View time lapse videos of the building construction:

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Penguin Chill Timeline - Updated Fall 2018

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:

  • Parrots (Zoo)
  • Raptor Roost (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)
  • Butterflies and Bees (Botanic Garden)

Current Projects