Single admission tickets are $5 for adults and $2.25 for seniors and youth.
October 17, 2012
The ABQ BioPark holds its first Half-Price Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21. Tickets to the Zoo and tickets to the Aquarium/Botanic Garden are $5 for adults and $2.25 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Babies (2 and under) are always free. The facilities are open daily from 9 a.m - 5 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m.
Weekend guests can enjoy a wide variety of events with admission:
- Fall Fiesta of Flowers across the BioPark from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Zoo hosts Wolf Awareness Days from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Polar Bear Feeding at 2:30 p.m. and Seal & Sea Lion Feeding at 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
- Aquarium divers feed in the Coral Reef Tank at 11:30 a.m. and in the Shark Tank at 2 p.m.
- Botanic Garden hosts the Train Tracks in Your Garden Show from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the Creeping, Crawling and Carnivorous Show from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Healer's Garden, a special event celebrating the book Bless Me, Ultima, is on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
"We feel fortunate to be a part of Albuquerque and truly appreciate the support our community gives us," said BioPark Director Rick Janser. "The new Half-Price Weekends are one way for us to be sure that everyone, no matter what their income level or family size, can enjoy the engaging and inspiring experiences the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden offer."
Half-Price Weekend will happen once each quarter for a total of eight half-price days each year. The discount days were initiated in September 2012 when BioPark admission fees increased to raise revenue needed for maintenance and repairs.
Half-price admission prices are available from any BioPark cashier from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 21. BioPark combo tickets, which include entrance to all three facilities and unlimited train rides, remain regularly priced. Online tickets also remain regularly priced. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).