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Treat Mom to a Zoo Outing and Live Music on Mother's Day

Treats, discovery stations, kids activities, and more planned for May 14.

May 2, 2023 - The ABQ BioPark will celebrate all moms during Mother's Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 14 with live music throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to learn about mothers who call the Zoo home. Tickets are available in advance at Special brunch baskets can be purchased in advance at

A day of live music by local entertainers kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Flamingo Gazebo with cello music by Ryan Smith.


Other entertainment includes:

Flamingo Gazebo

11 a.m. - Flambeaux 9 (New Orleans jazz)

1 p.m. - Secret 7 Duo (blues)

3 p.m. - D'Santi (flamenco guitar)

Turquoise Trail

10 a.m. - Los Domingueros (ska/reggae)

12 p.m. - Watermelon Mountain Jug Band (folk/bluegrass)

2:30 p.m. - Dos Gatos (Southwestern blues/funk)

The Lounge (on the Bandshell)

10 a.m. - Trio Bravo (mariachi)

12 p.m. - Ryan Smith

2 p.m. - Flambeaux

African Marketplace

10 a.m. - The Real Matt Jones (alt-country)

12 p.m. - Mumbojumbo Jazz Band

2 p.m. - The Cumberlands (rockabilly/rock)

Raptor Roost

12 p.m. - Lasotras (New Mexican)

2 p.m. - Trio Bravo


Kids can enjoy free face painting. There will be a Loaded Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar 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.

Mother's Day at the Zoo is sponsored by iHeart Radio.