BioPark Visitor Info & Tickets

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


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

Timed-Entry Tickets

Single site timed-entry 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 To order tickets by phone and for all other ticket issues, call for the 311 Community Contact Center at 505-768-2000.

Credit Cards Only

We are only accepting credit cards at this time. No cash.

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.

Mask Policy


Multi-layered masks are required for all ABQ BioPark guests while indoors. This includes the Aquarium; Penguin Chill, reptile building and Life on a Limb at the Zoo; and the BUGarium and conservatories at the Botanic Garden. 

If you are in need of an ADA modification to policy or procedure, please, contact 505-764-6211 Monday-Friday and at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. All walk in accommodation requests will be honored to the extent possible considering legal, health, safety and administrative limitations.


Masks are optional for fully vaccinated ABQ BioPark guests. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times during your visit to the ABQ BioPark.

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

  • 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

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.