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Spring Break Camps

Children in grades 2-6 can go wild with the BioPark this Spring Break.

Our in-person camps are sold out for 2021. Check out our virtual spring break camps. Read below for descriptions of all our offerings.

Virtual Camps

One of the education staffers giving a virtual camp.

Children ages 2+ can participate in fun online classes with the ABQ BioPark during spring break.

Virtual camps let you join us from the comfort of your home. Check each camp description for date, time and prices.

Pre-K - Kindergarten

Animal Movement — Swimmers 

Come explore with us! Prepare to swim along with the animals in this fun, interactive program designed for ages 2+. We suggest that a parent attend with their child. 30 minutes, $25, Monday, 3/22 at 9 a.m.

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Animal Movement — Climbers

Come explore with us! Prepare to climb along with the animals in this fun, interactive program designed for ages 2+. We suggest that a parent attend with their child. 30 minutes, $25, Friday, 3/26 at 9 a.m.

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Elementary

Can’t Touch This (Venomous Animals)

It’s not always the biggest or the scariest animals that you need to watch out for—some animals can kill with a single bite! Come along as we meet and learn about some of the most venomous animals in the world. 60 minutes, $30, Monday, 3/22 at 10 a.m.

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Birds of a Feather

It’s nature’s matching game! Learn about how the shape and size of different bird’s beaks match the food that they eat. After you learn about their favorite foods, we will make an all-natural bird feeder for your backyard bird residents. 60 minutes, $30, Monday, 3/22 at 10:30 a.m.

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How to Train Your (Komodo) Dragon

Being a zookeeper involves training all the zoo animals—big and small, predator and prey. We will follow along as keepers train the Komodo dragon to walk on a leash around the zoo. We will also investigate the reasons for training and how to train the wide variety of animals here at the Zoo. 60 minutes, $30, Tuesday, 3/23 at 10 a.m.

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Extreme Speed

Let’s explore the world of the fastest; from the ocean to the plains of Africa to the skies of North America. Learn how speed ensures their survival in the race of life. 60 minutes, $30, Tuesday 3/23 at 11 a.m.

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Jr Aquarist

Have you ever wondered what an aquarist does during a typical day? Join us at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium to find out! 60 minutes, $30, Thursday, 3/24 at 1 p.m.

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Extreme Habitats

Dive into the dark depths of the ocean then climb the steepest mountain sides to discover the secrets of extreme animal habitats and some of the animals that call these places home. 60 minutes, $30, Friday, 3/26 at 10 a.m.

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Creepy Crawlers

Crawl into the world of insects and spiders. Discover the roles they play in the environment and why some are so creepy! 60 minutes, $30, Thursday, 3/25 at 10 a.m.

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Family

Family programs are designed for kids of all ages, with multiple kids attending from the same computer. Parents are welcome to attend but it is not required.

How to Run a Zoo

It takes a lot to run a Zoo! It’s not just zookeepers—learn about all the jobs that go in to keeping the BioPark running, from vets and zookeepers to educators and botanists. 60 minutes, $30, Wednesday, 3/24 at 2:30 p.m.

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In-Person Camps

Camp BioPark Class Summer 2020

Children in grades 2-6 can go wild with the ABQ BioPark this Spring Break

All camps are full week. Camps are limited to five campers and one instructor. The groups will stay together the entire week at the chosen facility. (In previous years campers changed daily and rotated through various facilities.)

Prices and Registration

  • General Public: $230 for the full week
  • New Mexico BioPark Society Members: $207 for the full week

What you need to know

  • Open to children grades 2-6. Camps are separated by grades 2-3 and grades 4-6.
  • An informational e-mail will be sent one week prior to your camp.
  • Please arrive by 8:15 a.m. Pick up is at 4 p.m.
  • Camps take place rain or shine, and some activities are outdoors. Wear layers of clothing.
  • Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle.
  • One camp t-shirt will be provided for each camp participant.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds will be given if requested at least two weeks prior to the start of the first day of class, minus a $25 processing fee per class per child. No refunds or transfer of classes will be given if requested within the two weeks prior to the first day of class or once classes begin.

Spring Wildlife Safari

When: March 22 -26, 2021

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Zoo

Go on a safari at the Zoo! Join us for a full week where you will learn about wildlife in New Mexico and around the world. Discover hippo habits, listen to elephants rumble and search for camouflaged critters. Zoo camps include up-close encounters with education animal ambassadors, zookeeper chats and special guided tours.

Two camps are available per grade level.

Grades 2-3

Class 1 

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Class 2

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Grades 4-6

Class 1

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Class 2

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Spring Rio Grande Adventure 

When: March 22 -26, 2021

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Aquarium and Botanic Garden

Dive into this adventure! Join us for a full week as you follow the course of the Rio Grande from Colorado to the ocean. Explore the Aquarium to learn about sharks, jellies, corals, fish and sea turtles. Explore the Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach to discover New Mexico plant and animal connections to the Rio Grande.

Camps include up-close animal encounters at our touchpools, BUGarium and Heritage Farm along with special tours.

Grades 2-3

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Grades 4-6

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