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BioPark BackStage

Your up-close adventure awaits! Check out the links to the left for tour details.

In order to protect the health and wellness of our human and animal community, BioPark Behind-the-Scenes Tours are paused. We hope you’ll join us later this year to learn about these fascinating animals and the care they receive at the ABQ BioPark.


Behind-the-Scenes Tours General Information

Come face to face with some of the BioPark’s most curious and endearing animals on these keeper-guided adventures. BioPark staff will share insights and fun stories about our residents and discuss how Our Actions Matter in conserving the natural world. (Touching meet-and-greet animals is at the keeper’s discretion and should not be expected.)

  • Times and prices vary. Prices include admission to the Zoo or Aquarium/Garden.
  • Tours are limited to 4 to 10 guests.
  • Please note age requirements by tour.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 2 and under may attend at no cost (for tours specifying “all ages”). Strollers are generally discouraged.
  • If you require handicap accessibility, please inform us when you book your tour; some variations may need to be made to the promoted tour.
  • Tours are rain or shine; please dress accordingly for the weather.
  • Photos are allowed with the zookeeper’s permission.
  • Bring water and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Please no high heels on the Aquarium tour.

Situations may arise when a listed animal is not available to be seen or greeted. Keepers will do their best to ensure a quality tour, and the opportunity to meet another animal should this happen.

Tours also included with select Club Memberships

Giving a Gift?

You can give a ticket for a specific tour and date or a certificate good for any tour we offer in the next 12 months. Email manager@bioparksociety.org or call 505-764-6297 to arrange for a custom print-at-home gift certificate.

Exclusive VIP Experience

Want to experience a tour on a date and time of your choice? Looking for something a bit more private? Contact manager@bioparksociety.org or call 505-764-6297. Prices start at $500.00.

Please be aware that if you suffer from any auto-immune diseases, these tours may expose you to different environmental elements such as nuts, hay, dust, etc. Peanuts and other allergy-causing products are used in many areas. Please check before scheduling the tour.