ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Albuquerque

#4 of 22 in Parks in Albuquerque
Garden · Nature / Park
Stroll through the Japanese garden, showcasing a waterfall leading into a pond with koi fish, at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. The site features an aquarium, rose garden, butterfly house, demonstration garden, medicinal plants, and a conservatory. The conservatory houses a wing designated for plants native to Mediterranean climates and one for plants native to North American deserts. Miniature trains run through a mock village at the Railroad Hill area, and the gigantic vegetable and insect structures make a statement in the Children's Fantasy Garden. If you visit in the spring or summer, the flowers and shrubbery explode in full bloom. Make ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden part of your personalized Albuquerque itinerary using our Albuquerque day trip planner.
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  • My wife and I were able to combine our visit to the BioPark with a scheduled Harvest Fest. We had a wonderful morning walking the meandering paths of the BioPark never caring where they might lead...  more »
  • We have been to botanical gardens all over the US as well as some in other countries. The one in Albuquerque is one of the best Simply lovely and well maintained gardens of various descriptions...  more »
  • Sadly to say , I didn’t have much of a fun time. I am able to feel the energy of the animals and I was completely sad and felt bad for them. As it was completely hot and the little ponds they have for water , had none. ( it was just dry ) I feel like if the ponds (the ponds in each cage/exhibit) had water for each animal , they would have more fun at least , they would want to be up and actually see people. Play in the water and splash each other maybe even the humans . Then go back to the shade to cool down. Due to it being hot and the lack of shade , all they did was stay in a little spot in the corner wherever shade was and they were all asleep. The birds had little metal rings around their legs. I wonder if it’s to track them or what. The zebras where completely dirty , more of a black and brown shade rather than black and white . Our animals need better care. They need positive loving people who aren’t afraid of them. They need compassion. If we keep locking these beautiful creatures away then something will need to happen, something crazy will end up happening. (Just like with the Wales , that were in captivity for so long the ended up turning on people.) if your not showing real love , if we keep using them as if they don’t have feelings they will act out and show you . They will hurt someone due to the fact that we treat them as if their feelings don’t matter. We can only take so much , until we end up lashing out . & when they do you will all call them different things , but you lacked to understand that everything LOVES , LOVE & compassion. It’s like the are jailed for just being themselves. I rather sit at home and watch videos of animals, than to ever come back or even recommend anyone to the zoo. They need to be in their own habitat, where they naturally grow and learn . And here I feel like we keep them prisoners for our own entertainment. If I worked there I would do anything in my power to give them the best! They deserve it ! We lock them up in cages at night. When do you think they will break free and show humans how cruel they are being to them (animals) ?? Sooner or later ??? We got to do better NOW ! We got to LOVE them NOW! Treat them how you would treat your dog or cat or hamster. I say we let them free but I know the mind of the ego. We feel like the only way to learn them to to catch them & put them in cages. Ask yourself how would you feel if this was you ? Or your family members? Being caught for just being majestic , for being beautiful & just for being that., your now in a cage locked away for entertainment for people who could give no care in the world for your life. All they care about is that they got to see a lion. Smh. Ask yourself!
  • The zoo is always a beautiful place to visit. Most of the exhibits are open now, but there will be a line to see the penguin exhibit and the lizards. But they are well worth the wait in the lines. The penguin exhibit is beautiful and I cannot wait for it to fully open. This zoo is truly a great place for kids.

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