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Preschool Programs

Enroll your child in one of our fun preschool programs today!

Preschool Programs

Camp BioPark for Preschoolers

Camp BioPark offers summer adventures for children from preschool through grade 9. Learn more about Camps for preschoolers and accompanying adults.

BioPark Beginnings

Explore nature at the BioPark with your child every Tuesday or Wednesday!

BioPark Beginnings offers children an early introduction to wildlife education.

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  • Where: Alternates between Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and Aquarium.
  • When: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 3, 2014
    • Tuesday Sessions: 1-2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday Sessions: 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Ages: 3-6 (children must be accompanied by adult)
  • Cost: $175 for entire 12-week session. Cost includes one child and one adult. The fee for additional children is $80 per child; this also includes children not participating in the class, regardless of age. Maximum three children per adult. Refunds are not available.
  • Member Discount: NM BioPark Society Members receive a 10% discount.
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required, and participation is reserved only upon receipt of payment. Register online


Join preschool teacher Ms. Ann as you explore the wonders of Asia and the BioPark to learn about siamangs, seahorses, Chinese alligators, flower beetles and more.  At Tingley Beach, explore the Rio Grande and Bosque to discover what lives in, on and around this stretch of wilderness in the city.  Each weekly class includes songs, games, crafts and visits to exhibits.

Activities are designed for ages 3-6 and are facilitated with active parent participation.

Registration for summer/fall classes is now open. If you have questions, call BioPark Education at 505-848-7180.

BioPark Beginnings FAQs

About Ms. Ann

Preschool Teacher Ann Gallegos brings more than thirty years of experience in elementary and early childhood education to the program. Her curriculum is specially designed to teach about each continent, plant and animal. Ms. Ann is a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher who sparks imaginations and excites the senses of young students.

Parent Feedback

Parents from previous BioPark Beginnings classes have some great things to say about their experiences! Here are some of their comments:

  • “We loved the structure of the class, the songs, the animal facts, the crafts, and especially Ms. Ann!”
  • “I loved the interaction with the kids while learning. The hands on really helped.”
  • “It’s educational for adults, too.”
  • "Ms. Ann created a great learning environment!  We really enjoyed how prepared Ms. Ann was for each class.”
  • "(We loved) everything! We loved the structure of the class, the songs, the animal facts, the crafts, and especially Ms. Ann!"
  • "We enjoy the variety of animals; the organization is wonderful."
  • "Ms. Ann! She taught to every child using a variety of modalities (e.g., music, movement, story, rhyming, pictures, etc.). Being a speech-language pathologist, I was extremely impressed...Ms. Ann's energy and enthusiasm is hard to find."
  • "Every activity Ms. Ann prepared was considerately related to each other so that kids could get chances to think about the theme deeply."
  • "Fun and educational"
  • "Ms. Ann consistently enjoying the children in each class activity -- she nurtures learning with the children."
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