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After-Hours Fun

Night tours at the Botanic Garden, Bosque and Zoo show visitors a different side of their favorite ABQ BioPark attractions.

It was a crisp, cool June evening—perfect for guided night tour through ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Our tour guide Karl led us through a 2-hour walk through the entire garden, including the Cottonwood Gallery.

Among sights we saw were a night heron, a night-blooming cactus, several secretive bunnies, bats and an array of beautiful and aromatic flowers that seemed even more beautiful in the light of an Albuquerque sunset.  Karl gave us information about everything we were seeing, injecting personal stories as he engaged us into asking our own questions.

Night tours at the Bosque, Botanic Garden and Zoo offer a whole different perspective of the ABQ BioPark’s facilities. The tours take place at a different facility on Tuesdays and last until August 29.

“Each tour brings its own new perspective on the BioPark," said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark curator of education. "We have nocturnal animals in the Zoo and the Bosque that showcase different behaviors at night. In the Garden, we have flowers that specialize in blooming at night.”

The fun is for all ages. Tour groups are small and guides will adapt to the ages and characters in your group.

Bosque Moonlight Hikes

During this guided tour, you'll travel to the Bosque wetlands to look for bats, hoot for owls and search for other nocturnal animals. Bring your flashlight and your sense of adventures as we hike through the woods.

  • July 18, 2017 - 7-9 p.m.
  • August 22, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Night Walks at the Botanic Garden

Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Botanic Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators.

  • July 25, 2017 - 7-9 p.m.
  • August 29, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Twilight Tours at the Zoo

Nighttime brings interesting animal behavior that you can see on a guided tour through the Zoo. (Please note that not all animals are out at night.)

  • July 11, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • August 8, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost is just $15 for adults, and $10 youth and seniors. New Mexico BioPark Society Members receive a 10 percent discount. Learn more and register for a tour here.

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