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ABQ BioPark Aquarium, Albuquerque

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in New Mexico
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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. Take a look at our Albuquerque trip generator to schedule your visit to ABQ BioPark Aquarium and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • VERY clean aquarium! From fish to sharks and even a large sea turtle. When you visit here you see so very much. Make sure to catch their free movie.  more »
  • While visiting we saw that they are building a sea otter enclosure. They have a new touch pool, but the water is pretty deep, so you are unlikely to actually get to touch anything unless you stick you...  more »
  • They had a good variety of fish and other aquatic animals. There are couple of floor to ceiling enclosures and a walk through tunnel. I loved the shark room. There were some really big ones, as well a...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Small, but plenty to see and do. They have some really cool exhibits. Great for kids.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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