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The ABQ Biopark Aquarium, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park and is located next door to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. The ABQ Biopark Aquarium exhibits Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific saltwater species from a variety of habitats, including surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean. The highlight of the aquarium is a shark tank with a -wide, -high, -thick acrylic viewing window. Jellies: Aliens of the Sea, featuring moon jellies and Japanese sea nettles, and the Pacific Coral Reef Tunnel are popular with aquarium visitors. The South Pacific Gallery features seahorses, pipefishes, and colorfully patterned reef fish. The Rio Grande at Central Bridge exhibit in the aquarium lobby offers visitors an opportunity to compare the kinds of fish that lived in the Albuquerque reach of the Rio Grande 100 years ago and those found today. The Shark/Ray Encounter allows guests to have a guided, up-close experience with bamboo sharks and stingrays. The Albuquerque Biological Park is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Purchasing a ticket to the ABQ BioPark Aquarium also gives you entrance to the botanical gardens which was pretty cool. The aquarium was a little on the small side. The kids had a good time. They... Read more
Can't believe I haven't written a review of the aquarium yet... it's a nice little place to come for kids of all ages, for concerts, picnics, see the butterflies, have lunch at the Shark Reef... Read more
They had some huge tanks with tone os fish and sharks. The kids loved the otters and the birds as well. It was a bit smaller than I expected, but was well worth the price (which was... Read more
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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