ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden


V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

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The Other Rio Grande

Thursday, Dec 1: River of Lights

[ Wed Nov 30 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show.
V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

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Beast Mode

Saturday, Sep 10: Beastly Bash

Giant beer pong, pin ball, pedal boats, a rock climbing wall, corn hole and more with a special performance by the Red Light Cameras.
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

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Float On

Thursday, Aug 18: Obon Festival

Make floating lanterns in the Japanese Garden during one of the Garden's Summer Night music performances.
V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

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Float Like a Butterfly

Sunday, May 22: Butterfly Pavilion Opening

Enjoy hundreds of butterflies in this immersive seasonal exhibit.
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Buggin' Out!

Friday, Oct 30: BUGarium Opening

The new 3,500 square foot building features insect and arthropod species from around the world, including Malaysian walking sticks, giant bird-eating tarantulas and southwest velvet ants.
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Light the Way: River of Lights Returns

Experience millions of sparkling lights at New Mexico's largest walk-through holiday production.
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Halfsies at the Bio Park this weekend!

Ah, the joys of the BioPark. Cuddly animals, scary critters, fuzzy plants, cool flowers, squishy fishies, massive sharks. The sights, sounds and smells of the Zoo, the Aquarium and the Botanic Gardens are enough to keep one busy for days. And what better way to fill your senses without emptying your pocket than at the July Half-Price Weekend? Oh yeah, that's right, admission to all three world-class parks is just $4.50 for adults, $2.25 for seniors and $2 for kiddos on July 20 and 21 for New Mexico residents. Discounted tickets can be purchased from any BioPark cashier from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. And don't forget to stop by the Dragonfly Festival at the Botanic Gardens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about this interesting, ancient insect and hang out by the U.S.'s first Dragonfly Sanctuary Pond. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden • Saturday and Sunday • Jul 20-21 • 9 am-5 pm

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Bulbs in Bloom Show at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens

Ah, March in New Mexico. Warmer weather, budding trees, chirping birdies and, of course, a ridiculous amount of wind. For those who prefer to admire the beauties of the season without a 25-mile-an-hour sand-slap to the face, the fine folks at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens have the perfect solution. They invite you to enjoy the views of bright yellow daffodils and vibrant pink tulips in bloom at the (indoor!) Mediterranean Conservatory. See nearly 400 picturesque plants at the Bulbs in Bloom show and experience the first splashes of spring color. As March progresses (and hopefully so does the weather), visitors can enjoy crocuses and other bulbs as they emerge in the outdoor gardens. The show is open every day starting tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and flower enthusiasts can gain access to the conservatory with the price of admission to the park. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden • Sat Mar 2 • 9 am-5 pm • $4-$12.50 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Luces Bonitas

River of Lights

In 1997, the New Mexico BioPark Society started the River of Lights as a fundraiser for expanding exhibits and attractions. Today, this celebrated event continues to sustain those efforts. Every November and December, Burqueños flock to the Botanic Garden to see millions of glowing bulbs bring to life more than 150 sculptures. Visitors can snap photos as giant gingerbread men and walk through the belly of a massive pumpkin. Stop for a moment to rest numb toes while enjoying live entertainment, or pop a squat on the G-scale model train. Each year's show features new pieces by Albuquerque BioPark artists and craftsmen (check tinyurl.com/riveroflights throughout the season for more on what's new this winter). Be sure to bundle up before you head out into the brisk night air to enjoy this illuminated spectacle. And don't accidentally pull down an entire dragonfly-themed display like I did one year. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden • Sat Nov 24 • 6-9 pm • $5-$10 • ALL-AGES! • Runs thru Dec 24 • View on Alibi calendar

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Freaky Fauna

Creeping, Crawling and Carnivorous Show

Slithery, squirmy, sticky, scary. The alliterations are endless when it comes to creatures that send shivers up our spines and goosebumps down our legs. This weekend, the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden reveals its Creeping, Crawling and Carnivorous Show, featuring bugs and reptiles from around the world. Discover how these critters are a vital part of our natural environment, from venomous snakes and scorpions to slick lizards and the hairiest of tarantulas. This is the perfect opportunity to come down with a good case of the willies this Halloween season and learn at the same time. The show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily tomorrow through November 4. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden • FREE with park admission • ALL-AGES! • cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark