Sweat-Free Summer Events Guide
Cool activities to cool you down
Outpost Ice Arena, 9530 Tramway NE, 856-7594
Cost: $10 adults; $2 children; $3 all skate rental
Just as ice skating is a great way to freeze during the winter, it’s a great way to cool down during the summer. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience on a Coolloop session, when there are two sheets of ice open and two ice tunnels connecting them.
Lockhead Martin Dyna Theater at the Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800
Open daily, showings at 10 a.m., noon, 1, 2, 4, and 5 p.m.
Cost: $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 children
Venture under the sea to witness the epic underwater struggle for survival between giant whales, rabid sharks and herding dolphins. Then join the more peaceful migration of billions of fish up the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast.
Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240
May through August, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.
Cost: $3 parking
Take a walk through the Bosque and have an experienced tour guide interpret the wildlife around you. Keep your eye out for beautiful birds and the other forms of life that come out in the cool morning air.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255
Runs May 15 through August 8
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; closed Monday
Cost: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $8 teens; $6 children
View masterpieces by world-renowned artists such as Monet (nothing cools you down like impressionist water lilies) and van Gogh from the collection at the National Museum Wales.
Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500
Saturday, May 29, through Monday. May 31, noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 (includes souvenir glass for tasting), 21-and-older only
Browse through art, listen to music, and sample delectable New Mexico wines and foods.
Rio Bravo and Second Street, abqmuddvolleyball.org
Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m.
Cost: $500 for a team of 12 (about $42 per person), must be 18 or older to play
Cool off in the “mudd” at the the Mudd Volleyball Tournament. Hosted by The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, it is a charity event to raise money for special needs kids.