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 occasionally sell out. To ensure access, advance tickets are encouraged.

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Visitors Are Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

We encourage our visitors to purchase tickets for the Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium online in advance.

Timed Ticketing

A limited number of timed tickets are available each day. Guests can reserve a date and an arrival time online. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they like.

New Mexico BioPark Society members will continue to receive complimentary admission to the BioPark, but must now reserve a “ticket” online in order to visit. The ABQ BioPark does not offer refunds for guests who cannot attend their allotted time.

Our timed-entry tickets are available online through For ticket help, please call 311 Community Contact Center at 505-768-2000.

Rain Checks and Refunds

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.

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, as public water fountains are off.


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.
  • 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. 

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