ABQ BioPark Aquarium, Albuquerque

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in New Mexico
Watch the ultimate predator at ABQ BioPark Aquarium while standing safely behind a giant viewing window. The shark tank is the centerpiece of the aquarium, which showcases five different kinds of sharks. For another view of the sea, visit the Pacific coral reef tunnel where you walk through an alleyway surrounded by water teeming with life. Consider a guided tour of the shark/ray encounter, where you can get up close to rays and bamboo sharks. You'll also have the chance to see divers in the water feeding the inhabitants. Round out your day with a film at the aquarium theater. Using our custom trip planner, Albuquerque attractions like ABQ BioPark Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    There we were--two grandparents with three young grandchildren (ages 4 1/2, 3, 1 1/2) in tow. Our mission: to provide Momma & Daddy with a getaway and ourselves with a Grandkids getaway. The ABQ BioPa...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I am from the west coast and never thought I would see a nice aquarium over 1000 miles from the nearest ocean. I was wrong. Great aquarium with lots of sea life and adequate viewing and touch tank. Ni...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We try to visit every Aquarium we are near. All so different, depending on the state some times. This is a nice one, not one of the largest we've been to, but most enjoyable.  more »
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  • March 28, 2017
    The ABQ Aquarium is a great place to stay cool and comfortable on a hot summer day! It is not a very large aquarium, however it is still a lot of fun. An average group of 4 can get through the entire facility in about an hour so you don't need to plan an entire day to see everything. They do have daily "petting" of sharks and stingrays, but those times change so call ahead! Overall, GREAT place to take family and friends!
  • July 4, 2017
    Small, but plenty to see and do. They have some really cool exhibits. Great for kids.
  • May 11, 2017
    Decent size. The train connect the zoo to the aquarium which is very nice. And the shark cafe I. The aquarium is a lol pricey but we'll worth the money it very fresh and delicious. Plus from the cafe you can view a giant fish tank that has lots of fish, turles, sharks and sting rays all mixed together. So can watch them as your eating. Would be a good spot for a date or family gathering.
  • March 15, 2017
    As a diver I love the ocean and all it's creatures and the aquarium is my oasis in the desert. The facility is nice and the staff you can tell do a good job of maintaining the fish. I love the shark tank and the cuttlefish. I was upset because I saw a parent watching their kid bang on the cuttlefish tank making it ink. I hate when people endanger a fish's health just to see it use it's defenses. I had to tel another girl not to try to make the pufferfish blowup because it stresses them out and it bad for their health. Just like the gardens this place would get a 5 star if the city hasn't been so neglectful and not put more money into this facility. I is obvious it hasn't got an upgrade since it was built and the wear and tear are showing.
  • June 25, 2017
    A very small aquarium but included some interesting sea creatures. A river otter exhibition is coming soon which should enhance the venue.

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