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Concerts at the BioPark

Zoo Music showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.

Go Wild! Benefit Concerts feature well-known artists. Past performers include Ziggy Marley, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Chris Isaak and Leon Russell.

Mother's Day Concert at the Zoo is included with regular admission and features the New Mexico Philharmonic.

Father's Day Fiesta at the Zoo includes Latin music, local businesses and prize giveaways.

Evening Events

Pre-registration is required.

Aquarium Overnights - Sleep next to the sharks on this special adventure.

Rock the Boat: Sustainable Seafood Festival - Sample eco-friendly seafood dishes prepared by some of Albuquerque’s premier restaurants.

Twilight Tours at the Zoo - Observe interesting animal behaviors on a guided tour.

Night Walks at the Botanic Garden - Find night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators on this guided tour.

Bosque Moonlight Hikes - Search the bosque wetlands for bats, owls, and other nocturnal animals on this guided tour.

Daily Activities

Winter

River of Lights Holiday Light Festival
Through January 5
Enjoy the magic of hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show. Free Park and Ride and extended hours available on select nights. Learn more

Holiday Nature Crafts
Most Wednesdays in December
Make beautiful gifts inspired by nature! All craft materials will be provided. Learn more

December Garden Holidays
Embrace the holiday spirit at the Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Zoo with decorations, evergreens and seasonal color. Learn more

Holiday Enrichment at the Zoo
Special enrichment keeps zoo animals active, alert and curious. Watch as they explore their holiday treats. Learn more

Kadomatsu in the Japanese Garden
Celebrate the new year with Japanese kadomatsu pine and bamboo arrangements. Learn More.

Valentine’s Day Adults-Only Tours
BioPark experts discuss exotic and curious romantic rituals of animals at the Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Zoo. Reservations required. Learn more.

Winter Wool Festival
Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many arts including spinning wool, making natural dyes and more at the Heritage Farm.

Kids’ Fishing Fair
A fun, free day of fishing for children ages 4-12. Learn all about fishing at interactive Discovery Stations. NM law requires that 12 year-olds have a fishing license.

Winter Fire Colors Flower Show
Warm up with the blaze of colors in the Mediterranean Conservatory.

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Spring

March Madness Flower Show
The Mediterranean Conservatory will be blooming, regardless of the mad weather outside, with colorful delphiniums, lilies and African streptocarpus.

National Quilting Day
Celebrate National Quilting Month with an exhibition of handmade quilts and antique sewing machines, along with demonstrations.

Backyard Garden Train Show
Learn how to bring backyard gardens to life with the motion and sounds of miniature, G-scale trains. Presented by the NM Garden Railroaders.

April Myths Discovery Day at the Zoo
Learn the truth about common animal myths and discover how animals use behavior, colors and patterns to fool each other.,

Spring Pastel Flower Show
Hydrangeas in the Mediterranean Conservatory herald spring’s arrival.

Free Fishing Derby
Cast your line and see what you can catch! Prizes for tagged fish. Fishing license required.

Spring Break Camp
For the week of Spring Break, come on an adventure at the BioPark with tours, games and fun activities. Open to children ages 9 – 11. Reservations required.

Earth Day Celebration
Learn how our actions matter when it comes to helping animals and plants around the world. Discovery stations and hands-on activities at the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

Children’s Seed Festival
Celebrate the connections between seeds, plants and humans with some "seed-happy" people during this annual event at the Children’s Fantasy Garden. Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.

Orchid Show and Sale
Hundreds of enchanting orchids fill the Mediterranean Conservatory and Garden Showroom. Presented by the New Mexico Orchid Guild.

Run for the Zoo
Run, walk or stroll in the New Mexico BioPark Society’s annual fundraiser. Half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 mile races. Tickets: Vary, pre-registration required.

Bonsai Show
Celebrate Mother’s Day with our final spring show. Miniature piñon, juniper and mahogany trees decorate the Showroom. Presented by the Albuquerque Bonsai Club.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo with music and special “Zoo Moms” discovery stations and a concert by the New Mexico Philharmonic. Lawn seating.

International Migratory Bird Day at the Garden
Find out how birds survive incredible migratory journeys. Discovery stations & hands-on activities.

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Summer

Camp BioPark
A summer of adventure awaits students, pre-K through grade 9 at the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. Pre-registration required.

World Oceans Day at Aquarium
We are all connected to the world's ocean.Discover how our actions affect its beautiful and diverse creatures.

Rock the Boat Sustainable Seafood Festival
Sample delicious and eco-friendly seafood prepared by Albuquerque’s finest restaurants. Enjoy music under the stars, cooking demos, wine sampling and education stations at this fundraiser that sells out every year!

National Fishing Day
NO LICENSE REQUIRED FOR THIS DAY ONLY! Enjoy special activities and discovery stations from 9 a.m. - noon. Fishing ponds open as usual from sunrise-sunset.

Roar and Snore at the Zoo
Girl Scouts learn about conservation efforts and have time to explore the Zoo, as they earn the Roar and Snore patch. Pre-registration required through Girl Scouts of Chaparral Council.

Father’sDay Fiesta
Bring Dad to listen to great Latin music and have a wildtime for Dia de los Padres! Tickets: Included withadmission.

Pollinator Festival
Learn about the fascinating jobs of bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and other important pollinators.

Dragonfly Festival
See dragonflies up-close at the Dragonfly Sanctuary Pond. Learn about the life cycle, habitat and favorite foods of these aerial acrobats. at dusk on these special docent-led tours! Reservations required.

Feast with the Beasts
A special thank you to BioPark Members. This fun evening features music, magicians and face painting. Members-only event.

Bosque Moonlight Hikes
Travel with us to Tingley’s ponds and the nearby wetlands to look for bats, hoot for owls and search for other nocturnal animals. Reservations required.

Summer Nights Concert Series
Enjoy music and entertainment at the Botanic Garden on Thursday evenings through the summer. Lawn seating. Aquarium also open. www.abqsummernights.com.

Zoo Music Concert Series
Enjoy music and visit animals at the Zoo on Friday nights through the summer. Lawn seating.

African Violet Show
Display and sale of African violets at the Botanic Garden’s Heritage Farm. Presented by the Albuquerque African Violet Club.

Garden Nightwalks
Escape the heat and enjoy a guided tour in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators at the Botanic Garden.Reservations required.

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Fall

Fall Fiesta of Flowers Show
Through first freeze. Enjoy the autumn colors of changing leaves and special floral displays before winter’s chills arrive. Displays at Botanic Garden, Zoo and Tingley Beach.

An Ikebana Autumn Show
View local artists’ arrangements and discover the subtle allure of this Japanese art at the Botanic Garden. Presented by Ikebana International Albuquerque Chapter #41.

Heritage Farm Cider Festival
Celebrate the fall harvest with fresh-pressed apple cider, wagon rides, barbeque, games, live music, demonstrations and more.

Zoo Boo
Safe trick-or-treating at our 26th Annual Zoo Boo. Games, candy, kid’s costume contests and more. Park & ride available from Aquarium/Botanic Garden. Co-sponsored by KISS-FM. Four children in costume free with one paying adult.

7th Annual Rio Grande Cup Regatta
Watch model boats race around the pond at Tingley Beach in this special race. Presented by the Duke City Model Yacht Club.

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