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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

Come face to antennae with some of the world’s most misunderstood (and most fascinating!) animals. Your adventure, led by a BioPark entomologist, takes place in the BUGarium’s Rearing Lab....

  • August 26, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: $55-$70

Come face to antennae with some of the world’s most misunderstood (and most fascinating!) animals. Your adventure, led by a BioPark entomologist, takes place in the BUGarium’s Rearing Lab....

  • September 30, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: $55-$70

Come face to antennae with some of the world’s most misunderstood (and most fascinating!) animals. Your adventure, led by a BioPark entomologist, takes place in the BUGarium’s Rearing Lab....

Explore the Garden under the light of the moon! Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal ani...

Explore the Garden under the light of the moon! Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal ani...

  • August 29, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: $6-$10

Explore the Garden under the light of the moon! Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal ani...

  • June 29, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

Baracutanga is an African voicing that means "people dancing". Because of its onomatopoeic sound, it's a reminder of the percussive instruments that were dispersed throughout the Americas by...

  • August 10, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

Baskery is a swedish sibling trio, formed in 2007, labeling their music banjo-punk, mud-country, nordicana and kill-billy. Baskery is: Greta Bondesson - banjitar, guitars, beats & vocals, Stella B...

  • July 27, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

Higher Ground was established in early 1998 when a group of talented New Mexico musicians found they shared a common interest in Bluegrass music. Performing original material penned by members of the ...

  • July 6, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

Lucy Kaplansky is an American folk musician based in New York City. She has sung with Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and many more. She has also released 8 hit solo records. During the concert, stroll ...

  • July 13, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The cla...

  • July 20, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

The Recollective are a dynamic four-piece band that play a mixture of traditional and original material primarily from Ireland and Scotland but also from other folk traditions. They combine songs and ...

  • August 3, 2017
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Children (3-12) $3, Children 2 and younger free.

Wagog is an eclectic group of musicians that make a rhythmic cocktail out of their Chicano influences, Northern Mexico folk songs, warm calypso island grooves, and the captivating spirit music of Zimb...

  • Through August 10, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Thursday
  • Location: Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
  • Admission: $3-$10

Summer Nights musical concerts are performed by local and regional talent in the beautiful setting of the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on Thursday nights at 7pm. During the concerts, stroll the gr...