Featured Events Spotlight

May 28, 2017
Enjoy dozens of great breweries, unlimited sampling & 3 great blues bands during Memorial Day weekend. Listen to great blues music and enjoy some of the greatest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. General admission includes entrance to festival, unlimited sampling, souvenir glass, music, vendors, games, event program, and o...
May 27-29, 2017
Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association (NMWGA) will b...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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BioPark Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Apes

While the apes remain on exhibit, take a rare visit into the night quarters of the gorillas and orangutans. Meet the keepers and find out how they care for the apes, including diets, enrichment and training. You will also learn about gorillas and orangutans in the wild. After you have explored the building, keepers will invite an animal inside for a training session. See how these extremely intelligent animals work together with zookeepers to build a trusting relationship and stay healthy. The tour will also include the opportunity to make some enrichment items to be given to the apes at a later date. Next, your guide will take you to the public side of the exhibit to talk about the animals’ behaviors and share stories of some memorable ape moments at the BioPark. All proceeds directly benefit the animals seen on the tour.