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Evening Tours Return at the ABQ BioPark

Attendees will learn about the fascinating nighttime behaviors of pollinators, night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and more during evening tours at the Zoo and Botanic Garden.

June 8, 2021 - The ABQ BioPark announces the return of a summer tradition. Evening tours at the Zoo and the Botanic Garden resume on June 15.

During these special small-group tours led by ABQ BioPark volunteers, attendees will learn about the fascinating nighttime behaviors of pollinators, night-blooming plants, zoo animals and more.
 
As the sun goes down, some animals, like the great horned owl, are just waking up. In the darkness of night, these raptors can silently sneak up on their prey with feathers specially adapted to help them fly without making a sound. This is one animal that visitors can learn about and perhaps even spot during an evening tour.
 
"Evening tours are a great chance to learn about animals and plants of the BioPark after the crowds have left for the day and temperatures have cooled down," said Jessica Washburn, Zoo education coordinator. "Every animal’s evening routine is a little different, but this is the best time to see nocturnal animals like owls." 
 
Zoo dates are:
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 13, 2021
  • July 27, 2021
Garden dates are:
  • June 15, 2021
  • June 29, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
Tours start at 6:30 p.m. and last about two hours. Cost is $15 for adults, and $10 for youth and seniors. New Mexico BioPark Society Members receive a 10 percent discount. 
 
Advanced registration is required and tickets can be purchased at Hold My Ticket. Ticket links and more information can be found here.