Albuquerque Maize Maze 2012

September 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Attractions, Kids

The Albuquerque Maize Maze is dubbed Leap n’ Maze this year, with a whole froggy theme going on. It opens on September 15 and continues to October 31, 2012.

The Rio Grande Community Farm 7-acre corn maze leaps frog-like into life this Saturday September 15, with a grand opening from 9 am.  As you may be deducing, they’ve cut the corn maze into a frog shape this year and they’ve also teamed up with the ABQ BioPark to create amphibian games and educational activities for visitors. Hence the Leap n’ Maze name, although the apostrophe placement really doesn’t make sense to me, whether it’s a contraction of ‘leaping’, or ‘leap and’. But hey, that’s what they’re calling it so I’ll get off my punctuation high horse.

The difference in 2012 is that the maze is not open every day to the public, just from Friday to Sunday. Other weekdays are for groups who schedule in advance, such as school groups, family reunions, or club and company outings.

On this opening weekend they’ll have a baby churro ewe at the site with her mom, Annabelle, and they’re inviting input on what to name the baby.  Other activities over the 2012 maze season include a Hay Bale City with tunnels and a 20 foot slide. Update 9/17: The slide is not happening after all. The Pumpkin Patch returns in October, and on some dates they’ll open late for the evening Moonlight Maze and (around Halloween) for the Haunted Maze.

Admission to the Albuquerque Maize Maze 2012 is $7 for adults (aged 12+), $5 for kids aged 3-11, and it’s free for kids aged 2 and under.

Right now they just need to get the maze open but I’m hoping to get there this weekend so I’ll gather more details and update! 

Albuquerque Maize Maze 2012

  • When: September 15 to October 31
  • Time:  Fridays from 3 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 9 pm. Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm
  • Where: Rio Grande Community Farm, access at Los Poblanos Fields Open Space, 1701 Montano Road NW. (1.1 miles west of 4th Street.)
  • Admission: $7 adults (aged 12+), $5 kids aged 3-11, and free for kids aged 2 and under.

Rio Grande Community Farm is a non profit partnered with the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division.

–Tania


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