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Tours highlight the love lives of birds, beasts, bugs, and even fish.

Valentine Fun for Adults, Families at BioPark

Flamingos at the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

Celebrate love on Saturday, Feb. 9, with your darling dearest or a whole family of valentines at the BioPark.

On Saturday, visitors can take unique adults-only tours at the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. The Shark Reef Café will offer a Valentine's Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10.

"Celebrate Valentine's Day at the BioPark to learn about curious romantic rituals," said BioPark Education Curator Kathryn Venzor. "Our afternoon Adults-Only tours are more interesting and more revealing than ever."

Adults-only Tours

The action starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Visitors can purchase tickets at the BioPark the day of the event; please call (505) 848-7180. Tickets are $5 for each tour and include Zoo or Aquarium/Botanic Garden admission.

Sorry kids, these affairs are for adults only (18 and older).

The Birds and the Beasts at the Zoo

Our resident experts will divulge the details of the exotic and often curious romantic rituals of animals. Learn about the life-long romances of condors and cranes, intriguing mating habits of primates, and what goes on in the breeding world of reptiles.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Zoo entrance.

That's A Moray at the Aquarium

Experience fish singing love songs. Discover how male seahorses get pregnant. Learn why in some species, the girls turn into boys, and the boys turn into supermales. Join the Aquarium's Curator of Fishes, Rich Learner, to find out why everything is hotter under the water!

Meet at 12:00 p.m. at Aquarium entrance.

Love Bugs at the Botanic Garden

Enter the bizarre world of arthropod affections in this behind-the-scenes tour of the BUGarium Rearing Laboratory at the Garden. Entomologist Dr. Ralph Charlton will expose the surprising reproductive tactics of insects and arachnids. Learn about the nuptial gifts given by scorpion flies, the jealous nature of damselflies and the dangerous liaisons of tarantulas and mantids-males are fortunate to find a mate and survive.

Meet at 2:00 p.m. at Botanic Garden entrance.

Shark Reef Cafe Brunch

Treat your sweetheart to a special brunch at the Aquarium on Saturday or Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. With Shark Tank views and an amazing menu, this Valentine's Day brunch is a great start to an unforgettable date!

To make your reservations, please call (505) 848-7182.

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