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Aquarium Gift Shop

The Aquarium Gift Shop carries film, gifts, garden tools and souvenirs. No personal food or lunches may be brought into the buildings. Additional services are available. School groups may order gift grab bags to be picked up when they visit the Aquarium. Groups renting the Garden may request the Aquarium Shop stay open during their event.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Aquarium Gift Shop: 505-848-7188.

Hours extended to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

Shark Reef Cafe

The Shark Reef Cafe will be temporarily closed for remodeling, starting on October 3, 2016. The ABQ BioPark plans to reopen the facility around November 22. The Wildflower Café in front of the Botanic Garden will expand their menu during the remodel, and will serve breakfast burritos and coffee in the morning.

The Shark Reef Cafe is a full-service restaurant serving both breakfast and lunch. The menu includes breakfast burritos, pancakes, salads, burgers and sandwiches.

Enjoy spectacular views of the Shark Tank while you dine.

Preview the Shark Reef Cafe Menu.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Hours extended to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

Phone: (505) 848-7182