Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to enjoy the rich palette of landscape,
art and culture that embodies our dynamic city. Get away this spring or
summer to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out our spring and summer deals and specials. The city is blessed with a mild, dry climate, which makes spring and summertime very comfortable. Enjoy an array of summer concerts, festivals and markets.
visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and
native animals in naturalistic habitats. Popular species include seals
and sea lions, chimpanzees, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos,
koalas, Mexican wolves, monkeys, jaguars, Komodo dragons and zebras.
visitors on a journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to its mouth
in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water riverine, estuarine, surf zone,
shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean species are
represented along the way. Other highlights include an eel tunnel, seahorses, luminous jellies and a 285,000 gallon ocean tank where brown, sandtiger, blacktip and nurse sharks swim alongside brilliantly colored reef fish, eels, sea turtles and open ocean species.
An oasis in the desert that encompasses 36 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native and exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones, the Fantastic
World of Bugs, the whimsical Children's Fantasy Garden, the
award-winning Rio Grande Heritage Farm, the all new Sasebo Japanese
Garden and the seasonal PNM Butterfly Pavilion featuring hundreds of
free-flying North American butterflies and moths.
Features three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a
train station with gift shop and food service. During the summer only,
visitors can rent pedal boats and bicycles. Open from sunrise to sunset
every day of the year and free to the public.
International and national exhibits showcasing lighter-than-air
flight. The exhibits help the visitor see and understand how hot air and
gas balloons have been used for adventure, scientific experiments,
arts, warfare and the exploration of space.
Shop, feast and unwind in Historic Old Town plaza. A hub of activity
with unique adobe architecture and picturesque patios as well as more
than 100 unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy entertainment
from folk art to Flamenco dance to Mariachi music and more.