School Field Trips

The ABQ BioPark is a fun and dynamic place for students to have field experiences and learn outside the classroom.

Field Trip Links

Reserve online

Mail or fax your reservation

Note: If your group plans to visit both the Zoo and the Aquarium/ Botanic Garden, please complete a separate form for each location.

Order lunch

Make your visit great

School Group Discounts

School group discounts are available on weekdays during the school year from Labor Day through Memorial Day.  For summer, please see Recreation Group Discounts.

Eligible Groups

  • Public and private schools in session
  • Day care centers following a preschool curriculum
  • Home schools and home school co-ops

    Please note that each home school will need to submit your Notification of Establishment of a Home School by fax to (505) 764-6222.

  • University classes

    Complete an Adult Education Group Request

  • Groups must consist of at least 10 students and 2 adults.

Ineligible Groups

No discounts are available during the school year for community or senior centers, scouts, summer recreation groups, churches, group homes, large families, companies, YMCAs or after-school groups. Recreation Group Discounts are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (If your group visits often, consider a BioPark membership for potential savings.)

School Group Admission Fees

Tickets are for Zoo or Aquarium & Garden.

  • Student (preK- 12): $1.50
  • Adult: $3

Camp BioPark watching Seals

We accept cash, check, purchase orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payment may be made up to a week before the visit.

Cancellations

To cancel a field trip, call (505) 764-6272 at least 72 hours before your scheduled visit.

Reservations Required

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance to receive the group discount.  School field trips are scheduled only on weekdays.

  • Complete our online Group Visit application
  • Telephone:
    • BioPark Reservation Clerk at (505) 764-6272
  • Mail or Fax:
    • Send your completed form to:
      Field Trip Reservations
      903 Tenth St. SW
      Albuquerque, NM 87102
      Fax (505) 764-6222

Accomodations

Logo Rio Grande Inn

Schools can find group-friendly accommodation rates at nearby Old Town hotels.  The Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, a sponsor of the BioPark, is conveniently located and offers discounted rates for school groups visiting Albuquerque for a trip to the Zoo, Aquarium or Botanic Garden.