ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Temperatures are starting to heat up and so are the activities happening all over the ABQ BioPark. Below are some activities to check out starting next month.

Great Ape-ril: Celebrating the great apes at the Zoo

  • April 8, Chimpanzees from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 15, Orangutans from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 22, Gorillas from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

People visiting the zoo will be able to chat with zoo staff to learn about great apes and what they can do to help them. There’s also a chance to see new zoo babies; Bulan the orangutan, and Mashika the gorilla.

Tickets available.

NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development

April 15 from 8 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Educators of grades 6-12 are invited to join a NOAA Ocean Exploration facilitator on Saturday, April 15 at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden for a half-day, in-person professional development workshop.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration link:

36th Annual Run for the Zoo

Run for the Zoo has events for all ages and fitness levels including 10k, 15k &, 5k, and 1-mile run/walk that travels through the back of the Zoo.

The event is May 7 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for registration information.

Garden Music at the Botanic Garden

Guests can bring chairs, coolers, and picnic blankets. Glass containers, alcohol, sports equipment, a tent, and canopies are prohibited. Pets are not allowed. Gates open at 6 p.m.

  • Adult $14
  • Senior $7
  • Youth $7 (age 3-12)
  • Child under 2 is free
  • NMBPS members 50% off with a valid ID.


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