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Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark

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  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W.
    Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Type: Zoos & Nature Centers
  • Phone: (505) 768-2000
  • Alt: (505) 764-6236
  • Fax: (505) 848-7192
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Explore over one and a half miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses. Exhibits include Mediterranean and Desert Conservatories, 1920's farm, Japanese and formal gardens.

Each summer, familiar orange and black monarch adults float through the Botanic Garden and flutter inside the PNM Butterfly Pavilion.  A colorful array of butterflies fills the Butterfly Pavilion.  Observe more than thirty butterfly species from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (hours extended until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day). The exhibit is open late May through early October, weather permitting. 

Amenities
  • Admission: See our website for ticket prices
  • Concessions: Yes
  • Credit Cards: Accepted
  • Days Open: Daily
  • Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Restaurant: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Full

  • Through December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Included with admission: $4-$12.50

Take a break from the seasonal hustle and bustle to come down, relax and enjoy the great December weather at the Botanic Garden and Aquarium. Enjoy the sights of the season throughout the month with D...

  • February 17, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-848-7180
  • Admission: Free, but pre-registration required.

Grab your binoculars and head to the Botanic Garden for the second day of the nation-wide Great Backyard Bird Count. Volunteer with other citizen scientists around the country for this annual snapshot...

  • December 14, 2016
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Free

Bring your whole family to River of Lights and visit the Education Building to make beautiful gifts inspired by nature! All craft materials will be provided. No admission is required.

  • December 16, 2016
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Free

Bring your whole family to River of Lights and visit the Education Building to make beautiful gifts inspired by nature! All craft materials will be provided. No admission is required.

  • December 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Included with regular admission, $4-$12.50

Kadomatsu are a Japanese New Year's tradition of pine and bamboo arrangements. These arrangements flank the gates of the BioPark's Japanese Garden. Kadomatsu are said to attract beneficial spirits an...

  • February 11, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: $30-$45

Join us at the BUGarium for a special "Love Bugs" adults-only event! We'll enjoy appetizers from 6-7 p.m., along with bug encounters and keeper talks about "bug love." Extend your ...

  • February 25, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Included with admission. Adults $12.50, Children $4, Seniors $5.50

Watch artisans at work, learn about natural dyes made from plants and follow the process used to turn Navajo Churro sheep wool into sweaters and blankets. Meet the Navajo Churro ram and ewes that liv...

Featured Event

  • Through December 30, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday produc...

  • January 21, 2017 - February 19, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Included with admission. Adults $12.50, Children $4, Seniors $5.50

Join us each day for the annual Winter Fire Colors Flower Show. Warm up with flowers in hot colors from the Mediterranean climates. These fiery hues provide welcome relief from winter's chill. For the...