Preschool Programs

Enroll your child in one of our fun preschool programs today!

BioPark Beginnings Hippo

Camp BioPark for Preschoolers

Come leap with the lions, giggle like the jellies and polka like a poppy. Trek the trails with kindness with BioPark Beginnings. Find the spaces, the special wonderful places kids see that adults don’t. Notice a friendly flower in the zoo or a critter in the clouds at the garden. Lie on your back and look at the doodling silhouette of trees or an adventurous tunnel in the aquarium, shimmering like coral. Look for spaces that are special and a bubble that is beautiful and bouncy in the ocean.

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BioPark Beginnings

Year-round opportunities to explore nature at the BioPark with your child. 


Weekly classes alternate between the Zoo, Aquarium, Tingley Beach and Botanic Garden.

Spring 2023 Times

Fridays 10-11 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Classes occur every other week for 6 weeks

Come to one session or all 6

Spring 2023 Dates

January 20: Zig-Zagging at the Zoo

February: Aquarium Aquatics        

February 17: Growing, Gargling and Galloping at the Garden

March 3: Zipping around the Zoo

March 17: Applauding at the Aquarium  

March 31: Garden Gifts

We will rotate between the Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium each week. See the schedule above for dates and locations.


3-6 (children must be accompanied by adult)


  • $90 for one child and one adult for all 6 weeks
    Add $80 to include up to two additional children
    10 percent discount for NMBPS members

Member Discount: NM BioPark Society members receive a 10-percent discount. Must provide membership information at time of registration.


Group size is limited. Pre-registration is required, and participation is reserved only upon receipt of payment. 

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BioPark Beginnings FAQs

What to Wear and Bring

Clothes to move and make a mess in, water and a snack if you get hungry. BioPark doodling journal (paper and markers or a pencil).

Refund Policy

Refunds are given if requested at least two weeks prior to the start of the first day of class, minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given if requested within the two weeks prior to the first day of class or once classes begin.