Albuquerque Aquarium and its collection

Albuquerque Aquarium

The ABQ BioPark Aquarium , located in Albuquerque, New Mexico , United States is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park and is located next door to the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden . The ABQ BioPark Aquarium exhibits Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific saltwater species from a variety of habitats, including surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean. The highlight of the aquarium is a 285,000 U.S. gal (1,080,000 l) shark tank with a 38-foot (12 m)-wide, 9-foot (2.7 m)-high, 8-inch (200 mm)-thick acrylic viewing window. Jellies: Aliens of the Sea , featuring moon jellies and Japanese sea nettles , and the Pacific Coral Reef Tunnel are popular with aquarium visitors. The South Pacific Gallery features seahorses , pipefishes , and colorfully patterned reef fish. The Rio Grande at Central Bridge exhibit in the aquarium lobby offers visitors an opportunity to compare the kinds of fish that lived in the Albuquerque reach of the Rio Grande 100 years ago and those found today. The Shark/Ray Encounter allows guests to have a guided, up-close experience with bamboo sharks and stingrays . The Albuquerque Biological Park is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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Albuquerque Aquarium
2601 Central Ave NW
NM 87104 Albuquerque
New Mexico

Visitor information Albuquerque Aquarium

Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00

Closed: Jan.1, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25


0 – 2Free
3 – 12$5.00
Seniors (from 65 years)$5.50

Active and non-active personnel with military ID
Adults: $2.00
Ages 3-12: $1.00

For non-residents, check website for details.


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2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque

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