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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice facility, fish/animals all seemed healthy and stress-free. Good flow, but easily overwhelmed when at capacity of visitors. I recall being surprised when we reached the end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2015
Ivy M
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

The shark tank, sting ray exhibit, and jelly fish are fun to see. However, I'm sad to see they got rid of the moray eels. A couple tanks didn't have water in them. Seems to have gone down hill a little over the last few years. It would be easy to combine this with the Botanical gardens.

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Thank Brian D
Lovington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Not a large aquarium, but a great size for families with young children - enough to hold their interests with an overhead walk-through tunnel, and LARGE viewing walls. Very well maintained with some nice displays. It isn't big, but great for all ages. I have taken my young children multiple times (5 and 1) and they enjoy it without it... More 

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Thank Danielle C
Vicksburg, United States
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Surprised to find such a nice aquarium in a city like Albuquerque. Quite a variety of displays and organisms. We were able to watch the keepers feed the fish. At 2pm the divers feed the fish in the shark tank(the same tank you can view from the Shark Reef Cafe).

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Thank Nancy S
Huntersville
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303 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

This little aquarium is a good value as it is attached to the Gardens. It has a varied specimen range with a large tank containing some very large sharks. The coral reef is especially attractive. It also shows a giant clam and jellyfish attractively displayed. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Latta
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Nice facility, fish/animals all seemed healthy and stress-free. Good flow, but easily overwhelmed when at capacity of visitors. I recall being surprised when we reached the end, as it seemed a bit short, but that's not a complaint - I just wanted it to keep on going.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My nephew, his wife and two toddlers came to visit. They were "blown away" by our aquarium and have absolutely nothing like it in the whole Detroit area. The kids ran from one huge tank to another and were delighted with everything. It wore them out and they slept all afternoon.

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Thank Leona R
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I love aquariums, and as aquariums go, this is actually pretty good. It is of course not the Boston Aquarium, or Monterey Bay Aquarium, but seriously, at one point, I thought I WAS at Monterey Bay. Check out the downstairs with jellys and the large tank with the tuna and other large fish.

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Thank Eamonn O
Sedona, Arizona
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425 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

What a great surprise to discover such a FANTASTIC Aquarium in a small city! The displays are creative and captivating throughout! There are both open and enclosed viewing tanks. The most amazing to us was the open pool of manta rays and the submarine viewing ports below where you could look directly at the underbelly of huge manta's and other... More 

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Thank WorldSprinter18
Tucson, Arizona
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217 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This venue has become one of our favorites to visit several times each year, and we're never disappointed. The design of the facility allows guests to literally get eye to eye with the aquatic creatures while separated by only a sturdy piece of glass. Put the aquarium on your list of "must dos" before the end of this year, you'll... More 

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Thank umakethecall
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a nice educational experience for children and a pleasant place for adults. There are many informative signs and features both salt and fresh water fish -- pretty good for a town in the desert. There is also a botanical garden which draws plant and butterfly lovers

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