Membership and Donations

New Mexico BioPark Society members enjoy several benefits, including unlimited general admission to the Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Zoo.

Members also receive the quarterly BioScape magazine, invitations to members-only events and discounts to the gift shop, education classes and many special events. We also have reciprocal agreements for discounted admission to many other gardens, aquariums and zoos across the U.S.

New Mexico BioPark Society

Membership is managed by the New Mexico BioPark Society, the non-profit support group for the ABQ BioPark. New Mexico BioPark Society raises funds to promote development, capital improvements, and related conservation, education and recreation programs. Contact New Mexico BioPark Society at (505) 764-6280 or www.bioparksociety.org.

You can support the BioPark in many other ways through New Mexico BioPark Society:

New Mexico BioPark Society membership supports the Albuquerque BioPark.

Become a Member

Purchase your membership online or from any BioPark cashier.

Reciprocal Agreements

Half-price admission to the Zoo, Aquarium & Botanic Garden is offered to members of certain other gardens, aquarium, and zoos across the United States. These institutions also offer discounts to New Mexico BioPark Society members. For information about discounts, please contact the specific institution prior to visiting.

All facilities offer 50 percent off regular admission, unless otherwise noted. Please contact a zoo or aquarium prior to your visit to find out their admission requirements.

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BioPark Membership Card

Please remember to bring your New Mexico BioPark Society membership card with you when you visit in order to receive your member benefits.

Note: Participation in the reciprocal program with the New Mexico BioPark Society is voluntary. Occasionally, zoos and aquariums decide they wish to change their participation. If you plan to visit any of these facilities, please contact them first to determine their participation and reciprocity rules and regulations.

Free facilities are listed if they offer alternative discounts to New Mexico BioPark Society members. Membership cards and picture ID is required when visiting these facilities.

Participating Locations

  • Alabama
    Birmingham Zoo
    Harmony Park Safari Wild
    Animal Preserve (Huntsville)
    Montgomery Zoo
  • Arizona
    Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (Prescott)
    Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde)
    The Phoenix Zoo
    Reid Park Zoo (Tucson)
  • Arkansas
    Little Rock Zoo
  • California
    Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco)
    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro) **
    California Living Museum (Bakersfield) **
    Charles Paddock Zoo (Atascadero)
    Coyote Point Museum (San Mateo)
    Exotic Feline Breeding Compound/Conservation Center (Rosamond)*
    Fresno Chaffe Zoo (Fresno)
    Gibbon Conservation Center
    Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (San Jose)
    Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden
    Micke Grove Zoo
    Moonridge Animal Park (Big Bear City)
    Oakland Zoo
    Sacramento Zoo
    San Francisco Zoo
    Santa Ana Zoo @ Prentice Park
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    Sequoia Park Zoo (Eureka)
    The Living Desert (Palm Desert)
    Note: The San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and Sea World do not reciprocate.
  • Colorado
    Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center (Divide)
    Pueblo Zoo
  • Connecticut
    Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
  • District of Columbia
    Smithsonian National Zoo**
  • Delaware
    Brandywine Zoo (Wilmington)
  • Florida
    Brevard Zoo (Melbourne)
    Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Sanford)
    Flamingo Gardens (Davie)
    Florida Aquarium (Tampa)
    Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
    Miami Metro Zoo
    Mote Marine Laboratory &
    Aquarium (Sarasota)
    Palm Beach Zoo (West Palm Beach)
    St Augustine Alligator Farm
    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
  • Georgia
    Chehaw Park (Albany)
    Zoo Atlanta
  • Hawaii
    Honolulu Zoo
    Waikiki Aquarium (Honolulu)
  • Idaho
    Pocatello Zoo
    Tautphaus Park Zoo (Idaho Falls)
    Zoo Boise
  • Illinoise
    Cosley Zoo (Wheaton) **
    Henson Robinson Zoo (Springfield)
    Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago) **
    Miller Park Zoo (Bloomington)
    Niabi Zoo (Coal Valley)
    Peoria Zoo
    Scovill Zoo (Decatur)
  • Indiana
    Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
    Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden (Evansville)
    Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend)
    Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City)
  • Iowa
    Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines)
    National Mississippi Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque)
  • Kansas
    David Traylor Zoo of Emporia **
    Hutchinson Zoo **
    Lee Richardson Zoo (Garden City) **
    Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure (Salina)
    Sedgwick County Zoo (Wichita)
    Sunset Zoo (Manhattan)
    Topeka Zoological Park **
  • Kentucky
    Louisville Zoo
  • Louisiana
    Alexandria Zoological Park
    Brec’s Baton Rouge Zoo (Baker)
    Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo (Monroe)
    Zoo of Acadiana (Broussard)
  • Maryland
    Catocin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo (Thurmont)
    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
    Salisbury Zoo **
  • Massachusetts
    Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford)
    Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro)
    Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)
    Museum of Science (Boston)
    Stone Zoo (Stoneham)
  • Michigan
    Binder Park Zoo (Battle Creek)
    Children’s Zoo @ Celebration Square (Saginaw)
    John Ball Zoological Gardens
    Potter Park Zoo (Lansing)
    The Detroit Zoo/Belle Isle Zoo (Royal Oak)
  • Minnesota
    Como Park Zoo (ST Paul) **
    Lake Superior Zoo (Duluth)
    Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley)
    Pine Grove Zoo (Little Falls)
  • Mississippi
    Hattiesburg Zoo
    Jackson Zoological Park
  • Missouri
    Dickerson Park Zoo (Springfield)
    Endangered Wolf Center –formerly Wild Canid Survival & Research Center (Eureka)
    Kansas City Zoo
    St. Louis Zoo**
  • Montana
    Zoo Montana (Billings)
  • Nebraska
    Lincoln Children’s Zoo
    Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
    Riverside Zoo (Scottsbluff)
  • New Hampshire
    Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (Holderness)
  • New Jersey
    Bergen County Zoological Park (Paramus)
    Cape May County Park & Zoo **
    Cohanzick (Bridgeton) **
    Turtleback Zoo (West Orange)
  • New Mexico
    Alameda Park Zoo (Alamogordo)
    Living Desert Zoo & Garden State Park (Carlsbad)
  • New York
    Binghamton Zoo @ Ross Park
    Buffalo Zoo
    NYS Zoo @ Thompson Park (Watertown)
    Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse)
    Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester)
    Staten Island Zoo
    Trevor Zoo (Millbrook)
    Utica Zoo*
  • North Carolina
    NC Aquarium @ Fort Fisher (Kure Beach)
    NC Aquarium @ Pine Knoll Shores (Atlantic Beach)
    NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island (Manteo)
    North Carolina Zoological Park (Asheboro)
    Western North Carolina Nature Center (Asheville)
  • North Dakota
    Chahinkapa Zoo (Wahpeton)
    Dakota Zoo (Bismarck)
    Red River Zoo (Fargo)
    Roosevelt Park Zoo (Minot)
  • Ohio
    African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton)
    Akron Zoo
    Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton)
    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (Powell)
    The Toledo Zoo
    The Wilds (Cumberland)
  • Oklahoma
    Oklahoma City Zoo
    Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
  • Oregon
    Oregon Zoo (Portland)
    Wildlife Safari (Winston)
  • Pennsylvania
    Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown)
    Erie Zoo
    Leigh Valley Zoo (Schnecksville)
    National Aviary (Pittsburgh)
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
    Zoo America (Hershey)
  • Rhode Island
    Roger Williams Park & Zoo (Providence)
  • South Carolina
    Greenville Zoo
    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • South Dakota
    Bramble Park Zoo
    Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum (Sioux Falls)
  • Tennessee
    Chattanooga Zoo @ Warner Park
    Dixon Gallery & Garden (Memphis)
    Knoxville Zoo
    Memphis Zoo
    Nashville Zoo @ Grassmere
  • Texas
    Abilene Zoo
    Caldwell Zoo (Tyler)
    Cameron Park Zoo (Waco)
    Dallas Zoo/Aquarium
    El Paso Zoo
    Ellen Trout Zoo (Lufkin)
    Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)
    Houston Zoo
    International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (Boyd) ** Donation
    San Antonio Zoo
    Texas State Aquarium
    Texas Zoo
  • Utah
    Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)
    Utah’s Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City)
    Willow Park Zoo (Logan) **
  • Virginia
    Mill Mountain Zoo (Roanoke)
    Virginia Zoological Park (Norfolk)
  • Washington
    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma)
    Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
  • West Virginia
    Oglebay’s Good Zoo (Wheeling)
  • Wisconsin
    Henry Vilas Park (Madison) **
    International Crane Foundation (Baraboo)
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    New Zoo (Green Bay)
    Racine Zoo
  • Canada
    Toronto Zoo (Scarborough)
    Zoo Granby (Quebec)
    Jungle Cat World (Ontario) **10 percent discount admissions only
  • Mexico
    Parque Zoologico de Leon

*free admission

**free and/or discounts for stores, attractions, and/or parking