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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. 
  • Aquarium: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Botanic Garden: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Last entry to each park 1/2 hour before closing.
  • Tingley Beach: Daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Winter hours: Closed Mondays between Veteran's Day and President's day
  • 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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Welcome to the ABQ BioPark

The ABQ BioPark is a living environmental park that protects the natural world and connects communities with nature. It is a refuge for thousands of animals and plants cared for by zoological, marine and botanical experts who lead significant science-based conservation work in New Mexico and around the world.

The BioPark consists of four distinct areas: ABQ BioPark Aquarium, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, ABQ BioPark Zoo, and Tingley Beach. It is an accredited, accessible facility that has earned the American Humane Certified™ seal of approval for its excellent treatment of animals and commitment to conservation. 

Welcoming more than 1.5 million visitors per year, we are the top tourist destination in the state of New Mexico.

Visitors Are Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

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

In addition to guaranteed entry, guests with online tickets will enjoy faster entry at the gate and first choice for the very popular Combo Tickets. Combo tickets include access to the Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium. Combo tickets are limited and also allow complimentary transportation on the shuttle between facilities, when available. (Note: the ABQ BioPark Shuttle is not operating Mondays or Tuesdays at this time.)

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. Enter your promo code before selecting your arrival hour or tickets.

Our timed-entry tickets are available online, up to two weeks in advance. The ABQ Biopark accepts cash, major credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay at the admissions counters. 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.

Guests are encouraged 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.

The animals in our care always have the choice to be outside or inside their habitats. Some animals may not be visible if they choose to be inside.

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) - Free
  • Member Shuttle tickets - $3
    • Combo tickets include admission to Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium, as well as the option for Shuttle transportation, when available.
    • The shuttle is not available on Mondays or Tuesdays.
    • *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, River of Lights, et al.
  • 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 is available at the Shark Reef Café and Cottonwood Café.

Do your part to reduce plastic waste. Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles.

Field Trips

View information about school field trips.

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 details on all annual events