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Recreation Group Visits

Each summer, recreation groups enjoy the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden with their students.

Recreation Group Discount

Recreation group discounts are available Tuesday-Friday each summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Reservations are required and can be requested online by filling out a Reservation Request Form.

Eligible Groups

  • Summer day care programs
  • Community center groups
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • YMCA groups
  • Parks & Recreation groups
  • Home schools and home school co-ops

    Please note that each home school will need to submit your Notification of Establishment of a Home School by fax to 505-764-6222.

If you would like to find out about your group's eligiblity, please call 505-764-6272.

Recreation Group Admission Fees

Tickets are for Zoo or Aquarium & Garden.

  • Children (3-12):  $3
  • Adults: One free with every 10 paying children.  Up to 10 additional adult chaperones are $3 each.

We accept cash, check, purchase orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Reservations Required

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance to receive the group discount. Please call the BioPark Reservation Clerk at 505-764-6272 or fill out an online Reservation Request.


If your group decides to eat lunch at the BioPark, you are welcome to bring in bag lunches or you can order boxed lunches for children and adults from the cafe.