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Published: 05/30/2013
Carol McClenin, Zoo Horticulturalist and Duty Curator Phone: 505-366-4239 Email:

Summer Activities Kick-Off at the BioPark

Animal Feedings, Shows and Education Stations Make for Fun and Memorable Visits
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--From Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors to the ABQ BioPark can enjoy extended hours and special summer activities, including Giraffe Feeding, Lorikeet Feeding, the Animal Encounters Show, Nature Guide Stations, Story Time, Pedal Boats and more!

"Summer is our busiest season, and thanks to our Education Volunteers and the NM BioPark Society, we're able to offer lots of extras for visitors," said Rick Janser, ABQ BioPark Director. "It's fun to see families interacting with each other during these special experiences. We think that Giraffe Feeding will be especially popular since Abiquiu, the new calf, is out with the herd-although, she's not quite tall enough to reach the feeding station yet."

Throughout the BioPark
  • Extended weekend hours start Monday, May 27. The Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden stay open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day).
  • Visit hands-on Nature Guide Discovery Stations where teen and adult volunteers feature items like feathers, skulls, shark teeth and tadpoles (Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., June 3 - 28 and July 8 - 26, included with admission).
At the Zoo
  • See just how long a giraffe's tongue is during Giraffe Feeding (Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 1:30 p.m., May 25 - Sept. 2, $2).
  • During Lorikeet Feedings, you can feed these colorful birds nectar (Wednesdays - Sunday, 10 - 11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., May 25 - Sept. 2, $2).
  • Meet free-flying birds, talented reptiles and celebrity mammals at the Animal Encounters Show (Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., May 25 - Sept. 2, included with admission).
  • Young visitors can enjoy Story Time at the Zoo in Africa (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., included with admission).
At the Botanic Garden
At the Aquarium
At Tingley Beach
  • Take a trip on a pedal boat! (Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May 25 - Aug. 11, and Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., May 25 - Sept. 2, $10-14.)
Other Notable Summer Events
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