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ABQ BioPark Aquarium

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Neighbourhood: West Old Town
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Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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+1 505-764-6200
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This aquarium was amazingly good! Many different tanks with sea creatures and crustaceans. Great for kids and adults of all ages. We spent about two hours there, but I could have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
Kris E
Salida, Colorado
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Clovis, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not as big as i wish it were. They are sting rays, sharks and a variety of other fish. It is very small and i wish they had more displays with more fish.

Thank arkisteph
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For an aquarium that is nowhere near the ocean, it is a super introduction to sea animals and underwater wildlife for the whole family. It includes the touching pool where people of all ages can pet some sea creatures and a cafe where you can observe the divers feeding the large scale fish. In a year they will have a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something you don't expect in New Mexico and is a great treat for kids. You can watch sharks and rays swimming as you catch lunch in the cafe (I recommend the green chili burger). There are some hands on displays for kids. You can sneak in some kids education when they least expect it!

Thank MarineAir10
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86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combo ticket with the Garden. The Aquarium is a waste of time. Various areas not well marked. This was a waste of time and money. Very few exhibits and very few fish. It has a lot of positive reviews but not sure why. Time and money better spent visiting the zoo or the other attractions in Albuquerque.

Thank NotABuckeye
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium is nice, but to me it always seems small. The real attraction in my opinion is the actual surrounding park. It is gorgeous year round. Lots of walking but it feels easy because of the surrounding beauty. Very well maintained.

Thank katethegreat961
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place to visit anytime if year. The fish and jellyfish are all memorizing, My grandson (who is not even 2 years of age) tries to tell me everything about the exhibits. He loves this place!

Thank John F
Pitman, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots to see and do. I did not expect to see the variety of Atlantic and pacific fish I saw. It was very well presented.

Thank willpfeiff
Roswell, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Aquarium is a family favorite! The kids love the sharks and fish, mom Loves the jelly fish! We always have a wonderful time

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Salida, Colorado
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This aquarium was amazingly good! Many different tanks with sea creatures and crustaceans. Great for kids and adults of all ages. We spent about two hours there, but I could have stayed longer, I Particularly enjoyed the jellyfish tank and the stingray tanks,

Thank Kris E
Clemmons, North Carolina
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335 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The Albuquerque Aquarium, located in the Biopark, is a fun and educational spot to visit year-round. The entrance fee goes to support a number of great conservation and educational projects, and the aquarium itself is interesting and has a variety of exhibits. I always enjoy learning about native water life in whatever area I happen to be visiting, so I... More 

Thank Andrei S

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