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BioPark Visitor Info & Tickets

We look forward to seeing you soon at the ABQ BioPark.


  • Zoo: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
  • Aquarium: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
  • Botanic Garden: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Tingley Beach: Daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25.


Parks frequently sell out. To guarantee access, purchase tickets before your visit! Tickets are available up to two weeks in advance. 

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Visitors Are Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

There are a limited number of tickets available each day, and we frequently sell out. The ABQ BioPark encourages all guests to get their tickets online in advance of their visit. 

In addition to guaranteed entry, guests who already have secured their tickets before arrival will enjoy faster entry at the gate and first choice for the very popular aquarium entry and Combo Tickets. Combo tickets include access to the zoo, botanic garden and aquarium as well as transportation on the all new electric shuttle and are limited.

Guests can reserve a date and an arrival time online and are welcome to stay as long as they like.

New Mexico BioPark Society members will continue to receive complimentary admission to the BioPark, but to guarantee entry, members are encouraged to reserve a “ticket” online in advance of their visit.

Our timed-entry tickets are available online, up to two weeks in advance, at For ticket help, please call 311 Community Contact Center at 505-768-2000.

Rain Checks and Refunds

The ABQ BioPark does not offer refunds for guests who cannot attend their allotted time. No rain checks or refunds. We encourage guests to check the weather forecast before purchasing tickets as there are NO refunds or rain checks for inclement weather unless the ABQ BioPark and the City of Albuquerque makes the decision to temporarily close for safety.

BioPark Connections

Photos and visitor and staff interactions

BioPark Connections are quick, special moments you won't want to miss! You can attend daily demonstrations, keeper chats, training sessions, tours, storytimes and more, led by BioPark staff and volunteers. All activities are included with regular admission. Check the schedule.



Prices for Aquarium/Botanic Garden ticket OR Zoo ticket

Adults - $10 (New Mexico Residents*), $14.50 (Non-Residents)

Seniors (65+) - $5.50 (New Mexico Residents*), $7.50 (Non-Residents)

Youth (3-12) - $5 (New Mexico Residents*), $6 (Non-Residents)

Children (2 and under) and Members - Free

Prices for Aquarium/Botanic Garden AND Zoo ticket (Combo Ticket)

Adults - $16 (New Mexico Residents*), $22 (Non-Residents)

Seniors (65+) - $9 (New Mexico Residents*), $12(Non-Residents)

Youth (3-12) - $7 (New Mexico Residents*), $8 (Non-Residents)

Children (2 and under) and Members - Free


  • Combo tickets include admission to Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium, as well as the option for Shuttle transportation, when available.
  • Combo tickets and the Shuttle are not available on Mondays.
  • The ABQ BioPark does not offer refunds.
  • Rain checks are not given due to weather. Be sure to check the weather and plan your trip accordingly
  • *The following qualifies as current proof of residency: current New Mexico driver's license or current utility bill in your name showing New Mexico address and a photo I.D.

Military Discount

Available to active and non-active personnel with military ID.

  • $2 off general admission tickets for adults
  • $1 off general admission tickets for youth ages 3-12

SNAP EBT Discount

Available to guests enrolled in New Mexico’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To be eligible for the discount, guests must show their SNAP EBT card and a photo ID at the gate.

Adults - $3

Seniors (65+) and Youth (3-12) - $1

  • Discount valid for up to six guests.
  • SNAP EBT cards are used for identification purposes only. Tickets can be paid for with cash or credit/debit cards.
  • Only New Mexico SNAP enrollees receive the discount at this time.
  • Discount applies only during regular business hours and does not apply for admission to special events like Harvest Festival, Mother’s Day and River of Lights.
  • This offer is not applicable to pandemic EBT cards.

Reciprocal Membership Discounts

We do offer reciprocal discounts of 50 percent off regular admission. To receive the discount, present your membership card with a valid ID. A list of participating parks can be found here. 


Dining and Shopping

Indoor dining at a limited capacity is available at the Shark Reef Café and Cottonwood Café.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles.


Field Trips

Information about school field trips can be found here.

BioPark Music & Other Events

The ABQ BioPark is the perfect place to spend quality time with family while enjoying music, food, plants, animals and fun. Get tickets to all annual events here