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Driving Directions

To the Zoo:

From I-25, take Exit 226B to merge onto I-40 W toward Gallup.

From I-40, take Exit 157A for Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn left at Rio Grande Blvd. Turn left at Central Avenue. Turn right at 10th Street. Go about 8 blocks and the Zoo will be on your right.

 

To the Aquarium and Botanic Garden:

From I-25, take Exit 226B to merge onto I-40 W toward Gallup.

From I-40, take Exit 157A for Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn left at Rio Grande Blvd. Turn right at Central Avenue. Turn right into the Aquarium & Garden at New York Avenue or Tingley Drive.

 

To Tingley Beach:

From I-25, take Exit 226B to merge onto I-40 W toward Gallup.

From I-40, take Exit 157A for Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn left at Rio Grande Blvd. Turn right at Central Ave. Turn left at Tingley Drive. Turn right into the main parking lot.

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Travel Between Facilities

Take the Rio Line train. (Tuesday-Sunday only. Requires a combo ticket.)

Drive:

  • From the Zoo to the Aquarium & Garden: Exit the parking lot and turn left at Atlantic Avenue (in front of elementary school). Turn left at 8th Street. Turn left at Central Avenue.  Turn right into the Aquarium/Garden at New York Avenue or Tingley Drive.
  • From the Aquarium & Garden to Zoo. Exit the parking lot and turn left at Central Avenue. Turn right at 10th Street. Go about 8 blocks and the Zoo will be on your right.

Public Transit to the BioPark

From the Downtown stations (bus and train), you have several options:

  • Walk through downtown to the Zoo--just over 1 mile.
  • Bus 66 or 766 stops at Central & Tingley Drive, just outside the Aquarium & Garden.
  • Bus 66 stops at Central and 10th -- about 8 blocks (1/2 mile) from the Zoo entrance.
  • Bus 53 stops one block from the Zoo entrance.

Get detailed bus schedules >>

Bike to the BioPark

You can enter the Aquarium and Botanic Garden from the Paseo del Bosque Trail just north of the Central Bridge. To access the Zoo from the trail, we recommend taking Alcalde Place. Then turn east on Iron and south on 10th.

Parking

Parking is free at all facilities.

For special events, please check the event listing for park-and-ride opportunities and other parking details.

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