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Biopark Visitor Info & Tickets

We look forward to seeing you soon at the ABQ BioPark.


  • Zoo and Botanic Garden: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays.
  • Tingley Beach: Daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Aquarium: Currently closed.
  • Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25.

Timed-Entry Tickets

Single site timed-entry tickets now required. 
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  • Carousel, pedal boats and trains are closed until further notice

What's New

Online and Timed Ticketing

Safety Measures

Dining and Shopping Options

Aquarium and Indoor Areas

Botanic Garden Details

Zoo Details

Tingley Beach Details

Pricing, Discounts, Group Ticket Sales and Field Trips

What's New?

The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Zoo and Tingley Beach are now open. The Aquarium remains closed until further notice. The Zoo and Botanic Garden are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday-Sunday.

Visitors Must Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

To minimize face-to-face contact, tickets for the Botanic Garden and Zoo must be purchased online in advance. 

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Timed Ticketing

To ensure social distancing between guests, we are limiting the number of timed tickets available each day. Guests will choose a time and date when they purchase tickets online and must arrive within a half-hour of that time.

New Mexico BioPark Society members will continue to receive complimentary admission to the BioPark, but must now reserve a “ticket” online in order to visit.

Our timed-entry tickets are available online through For ticketing assistance over the phone, please call Hold My Ticket at 1-877-466-3404.

Safety Measures

  • Restrooms are available and will be cleaned and sanitized frequently.
  • All ABQ BioPark staff members are required to wear face masks.
  • All guests are also required to wear face masks per the executive order of the Governor of New Mexico. Wearing masks also helps protect our animals and staff.

Dining and Shopping

The garden and zoo shops are open. 

Outdoor food and beverage options and outdoor kiosks for merchandise purchases are also being offered.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, as public water fountains are off.

Aquarium and Indoor Areas Remain Closed

The ABQ BioPark Aquarium and any indoor habitats at the Garden and Zoo will remain closed during our initial reopening. These areas will reopen when it is safe to do so.

Areas that will remain closed during our first phase of reopening include: the Aquarium; indoor areas of the Botanic Garden including the Mediterranean and Desert Conservatories, Curandera Garden loop, BUGarium, Pollinator Pavilion and Children’s Fantasy Garden; and indoor areas of the Zoo including Penguin chill, reptile building, crocodile building and Life on a Limb. 

Botanic Garden Details

Yellow flowersEnjoy the most beautiful areas of the Botanic Garden, including the Festival Green, High Desert Rose Garden, Japanese Gardens, Heritage Farm, and walled gardens. Please note that the Fantasy Garden, Bugarium, Butterfly Pavillion, conservatories, and farm buildings remain closed until further notice. View a map of the Botanic Garden.

Zoo Details

An image of a Mexican gray wolf at the ABQ BioPark.

Zoo visitors will encounter the Zoo Trek, a 1.3-mile one-way path through outdoor areas including the new Birds of the Islands exhibit, newly renovated Raptor Roost, the Cat Walk, elephants, Africa exhibits including gorillas, hippos and giraffes and more. View a map of Zoo Trek.

Aquarium Details

Shark Tank at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.The Aquarium is not yet open.


Tingley Beach Details

A Day at the Beach category winner. Photo courtesy of Twyla Kolb.Tingley Beach is now open at limited capacity. The catch and release pond remains closed at this time.


More Details

More details about facility openings, closures and general information can be found here.

Botanic Garden and Zoo Pricing and Discount Information

Single Site Ticket Prices


Adults - $10 (New Mexico Residents*), $14.50 (Non-Residents)

Seniors (65+) - $5.50 (New Mexico Residents*), $7.50 (Non-Residents)

Youth (3-12) - $5 (New Mexico Residents*), $6 (Non-Residents)

Children (2 and under) and Members - Free

  • The ABQ BioPark does not offer refunds.
  • Rain checks are not given due to weather. Be sure to check the weather and plan your trip accordingly
  • *The following qualifies as current proof of residency: current New Mexico driver's license or current utility bill in your name showing New Mexico address and a photo I.D.

Military Discount

Available to active and non-active personnel with military ID.

  • $2 off general admission tickets for adults
  • $1 off general admission tickets for youth ages 3-12

Field Trips, Group Ticket Sales, and Reciprocal Membership Discounts

Due to our reduced capacity and other health-related directives, we are currently unable to schedule Field Trips or offer reciprocal membership discounts and group ticket sales. These opportunities are planned to resume in the coming weeks and this site will be updated when they become available.

For more information, e-mail [email protected].