The ABQ BioPark Aquarium is selling its model ship collection so that construction can begin on the new river otter exhibit. The four remaining ships available for purchase range in price from the $250 Sultana to the $950 museum-quality USS Hartford. Most of the ships are scale replicas of historical vessels. Because the ships are very delicate, the BioPark Society requests that buyers pick up their purchases directly from the Aquarium. Shipping can be arranged at the buyer’s expense.
In addition, all of the nautical decor is available for sale, including flags, a mermaid, netting and more!
By purchasing these pieces of Aquarium history, you also fund educational components for the new otter exhibit. The area currently occupied by the model ships will be transformed to an underwater viewing area. Interactive screens and displays will reveal the behavior, natural history and conservation status of North American river otters.
Please call 505-764-6297 with questions.