Alibi V.27 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2018 

Best of Burque 2018

Kids

Best Place to Take Kids

ABQ BioPark

The ABQ BioPark comprises four major attractions in the city: the zoo, aquarium, botanic gardens and Tingley Beach. Take the kiddos to see the giraffes and polar bears at the zoo. Perhaps they'd like to see the sharks and jellyfish at the aquarium. Maybe you want to take them to explore over 1.5 miles of different gardens including the children’s fantasy garden. You could always take them fishing at Tingley Beach. There's truly something for everyone at the ABQ BioPark, kids and adults alike.

2) New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

3) A Park Above

Best Museum to Take Kids

¡Explora!

The colored dome in Old Town is a landmark with a tender place in anyone's heart who grew up here, having surely spent countless hours wandering the halls of Explora, the museum that encourages exploration and challenges thinking for all of us, but especially for children. Since the '80s the innovative enclave on Mountain has championed science, creativity and the magic of discovery. That is well worth celebrating and makes Explora more than deserving of a spot at number one in this category. Thanks for opening our eyes to the wonders of the world, Explora!

2) New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Best Toy Store

Astro-Zombies

In the wake of Toys “R” Us’ Bankruptcy and liquidation of nearly 200 locations, toy stores are something of a vanishing industry. At least the corporate ones. But we’ve still got some fine local stores, starting with this comic book-centric space. G.I. Joe, Batman, Doctor Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, Dragonball Z, Spawn: Astro-Zombies has pretty much got the pop culture market locked down. Basically, if you’re looking to round out your Avengers: Infinity War Funko Pop figure collection, this is the place to start.

2) Out of the Blue

3) Color Wheel Toys LLC