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Full Day of Live Music During Mother's Day at the Zoo

Treats for moms, discovery stations, kids activities, and more planned for May 8

May 4, 2022 - The ABQ BioPark will celebrate all moms during Mother's Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 8 with live music throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to learn about soon-to-be and veteran mothers who call the Zoo home. Tickets, with a special Mother's Day brunch option, are available in advance at

A day of live music by local entertainers kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Flamingo Gazebo with Celtic harp and vocals by Michele Buchanan.

Other entertainment includes:

Flamingo Gazebo:
12-1:30 p.m. – Ryan Smith Cello Music (variety)
2-3:30 p.m. – Kyle Martin (country/rock)

Nature Theatre
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – El Brujo Trio (acoustic nuevo flamenco)
1-2:30 p.m. – Dos Gatos (southwestern gypsy/polka/waltz/Tejano blues)
3-4 p.m. - MumboJumbo Jazz Band (jazz)

Penguin Chill Deck
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – The Real Matt Jones (alt-country)
1-2:30 p.m. – MumboJumbo Jazz Band
3-4 p.m. – Dos Gatos

Elephant Overlook
10-11:30 a.m. – Trio Bravo (norteño/mariachi)
12-2 p.m. – Hooks & The Huckleberries (country/rock)
2:30-4 p.m. – Sol De La Noche (Latin world music)

Africa Marketplace
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico (Mexican/Latin American)
12:30-2:30 p.m. – Los Metamorfos (world fusion)
3-4 p.m. – Eli Del Puerto (Latin Americana)

Africa Amphitheater
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Los Metamorfos
1-2:30 p.m. – Eli del Puerto
3-4 p.m. - Hooks & the Huckleberries

Discovery Stations will educate guests about Zoo motherhood, including how it's decided who will become a mother, how the staff prepares for births, and how they support new moms, as well as family dynamics, maternal care, birth statistics, conservation, and more. Kids activities include free face painting and a 25-foot rock climbing wall.

There will be a Bloody Mary bar set up in the Nature Theatre for those 21+. The Cottonwood Café and a variety of snack bars will be open, but picnics are always welcome. Glass containers, alcohol, canopies, and sports equipment are prohibited. Pets are not allowed at the ABQ BioPark.