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New Evening Event at the Botanic Garden Features Food, Fun, and Live Music

Family Picnic Night is on May 20.

May 10, 2022 - The ABQ BioPark's Family Picnic Night at the Botanic Garden will be the perfect place to spend an evening with family and friends surrounded by floral landscapes and live, local entertainment. Family Picnic Night is Friday, May 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic or preorder dinner from the Shark Reef Café.

Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy bands like The Cumberlands, Lone Piñon, Mumbojumbo Jazz Band, The Porter Draw, and Mondo Vibrations as they perform throughout the Botanic Garden. Activities for kids include free face painting and a 25-foot climbing wall. There will also be discovery stations were guests can learn about native plants and animals. The BUGarium will be open, however, the Butterfly Pavilion and Aquarium will be closed.

Tickets to the Botanic Garden are available at Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and $5 for youth. NMBPS members pay half price with valid ID. Book online in advance for expedited entry to the event.

Picnics for two are available for preorder from the Shark Reef Café. Options include Italian baguette sandwiches, caprese salad, cheese tortellini pasta salad, house-made lemon pepper chips, and tiramisu or fried chicken with hot sauce, summer squash and cucumber salad, fresh fruit salad, fresh baked biscuit with honey butter, and key lime pie. Kids options are available. Preorder at

Guests are welcome to bring chairs and coolers but glass containers, alcohol and canopies are prohibited. Pets are not allowed at the ABQ BioPark.