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BioPark Celebrates Earth Day on April 26

Bicyclists Receive a Special Discount.

April 15, 2014

The ABQ BioPark will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Guests who bike to the BioPark can enjoy an additional $2 off any regular admission and a complimentary bicycle valet service from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This year’s event--Celebrate the World!--will highlight dozens of species across the globe and connect to simple local actions that can help conserve the animals, plants and their habitats. Activities, demonstrations and specialists will be stationed throughout the Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium.

“We hope our ‘Bike to the BioPark’ discount will encourage people to get active in conservation before they even arrive,” said Kathryn Venzor, BioPark Education Curator. “Our actions matter, and it’s those everyday decisions to conserve that have a real global impact.”

ABQ Ride volunteers will provide the bike valet service and share information about their Clear the Air Challenge.

Other BioPark Earth Day Highlights

  • Discovery Stations and BioPark Expert Talks: Hands-on learning stations located throughout the facilities and talks by keepers, aquarists and gardeners scheduled throughout the day.
  • Children’s Seed Festival: Follow a seed’s life story, make art and plant a seed to take home in the Children’s Fantasy Garden. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.
  • World Animal Encounters: The Zoo’s live show begins its season with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Stars include free-flight birds, mammals and even reptiles!
  • Demonstrations, Info Booths, Games and Live Music: Fun for all ages on the Botanic Garden Festival Green and Zoo Park.

All activities are included with admission.