Free Zoo Admission June 30 Open House

June 29, 2014 by  
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We’ve just had word that admission to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo will be free to visitors on June 30, 2014.

The ABQ BioPark Zoo will be free to enter on Monday June 30 from 9 am to 5 pm. The Zoo Open House is for the final public information session of the master planning process for the ABQ BioPark.

You’ll be able to see a display of plans and ideas all day in the gazebo just inside the zoo’s main entrance. You’ll also be able to chat with the folks from the planning team and ask any questions between 11 am and 1 pm.  Everyone is encouraged to go to the zoo, see the new ideas, and give your input on the master plan.

Note that the BioPark Aquarium and Botanic Garden is NOT part of the free admission offer. You’ll still have to pay regular admission to those facilities on Monday.

Thanks to Phil for passing on the word to us!

–Tania


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Free Zoo Entry With Free Summer Fun Roadshow

June 23, 2014 by  
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Here’s a fun free morning at the Zoo courtesy of the free summer fun roadshow from our friends Jackie, Tony & Donnie in the Morning at 100.3 The Peak.

You can get free admission to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Thursday July 3, 2014, between
6 am
and 10 am, for the Free Summer Fun Roadshow by Jackie, Tony & Donnie of 100.3 The Peak.

Jackie, Tony & Donnie will be broadcasting live from a tent at the Zoo, and talking with the zookeepers about their animals.

The ABQ BioPark Zoo is firm about the timing in their free summer fun roadshow event details, and if you turn up later you’ll have to pay regular admission. So get there early and allow time to park as it’ll probably be busy.

It’s a great way to get into the zoo for free, and we all know that Jackie, Tony and Donnie are just a super-fun bunch to hang out with.  At the zoo entrance, 100.3 The Peak will be collecting donations to the Roadrunner Food Bank to help feed children in New Mexico. Although zoo admission is free, visitors are asked to take a donation of canned goods or non-perishables.

Albuquerque BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) is located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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Albuquerque Zoo Boo: Kids Go Free

October 24, 2013 by  
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Albuquerque Zoo Boo

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Albuquerque BioPark celebrates Halloween with the annual Albuquerque Zoo Boo on October 26, 2013, and kids get free admission!

The 25th annual Albuquerque Zoo Boo haunts the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Saturday October 26, from 11 am to 4 pm. Four costumed children get free admission to the event with a paying adult, and adult admission is $9 for New Mexico residents with ID. (Adult admission is $12.50 for non-residents.)

If you want to do the math another way, if one New Mexico resident grown-up takes four not-yet-grown-ups, you all enjoy Zoo Boo for less than $2 per person!  ABQ BioPark defines a child as aged 3-12 for its regular tickets. Make sure the small humans go in costume though! (As if you could stop them.)

Expect to spook it up at the Albuquerque Zoo Boo with:

  • Games and Haunted Habitats
  • Trick-or-treating with candy from local sponsors
  • Backyard Boo for tiny tots
  • A costume parade and judging for children aged 12 and under. There are three different contests at various times. Baby Boo & Cutest is at 11:30 am, then Best Boy Costume & Best Girl Costume at 1:30 pm, followed by Scariest & Funniest at 3:30 pm.
  • A screaming contest with the first round starting at 12:30 pm. Boy, I should enter that. Especially if they have any of those creepy-crawlies on the loose at the zoo!
  • A Jack-o-lanterns display from the BioPark’s staff pumpkin carving contest.
  • Entertainment from KISS-FM.

Halloween is such a special occasion for kids and the Albuquerque Zoo Boo at the ABQ BioPark provides a fun alternative to trick-or-treating.  Zoo Boo has been the zoo’s busiest day of the year in past years, and it gives the parents a price break! It’s great that the event is celebrating its quarter century.

A free Park and ride will be available from the Aquarium and Botanic Garden parking lot from 10 am – 5 pm.

New Mexico BioPark Society members get free admission (as they always do to all ABQ BioPark facilities).

Go scare yourself at Albuquerque Zoo Boo:

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • Time: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: ABQ BioPark Zoo
  • Admission: 4 costumed children get free admission with a paying adult.

The ABQ BioPark Zoo, formerly the Rio Grande Zoo, is located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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Free Zoo Entry Morning of July 3 With Free Summer Fun Roadshow Pass

June 27, 2013 by  
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Here’s a fun free morning at the Zoo courtesy of the free summer fun roadshow pass from our friends Jackie, Tony & Donnie in the Morning at 100.3 The Peak.

You can get a free admission pass to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Wednesday July 3, 2013, between
6 am
and 10 am, for the Free Summer Fun Roadshow by Jackie, Tony & Donnie of 100.3 The Peak.

Jackie, Tony & Donnie will be broadcasting live from a tent at the Zoo, and talking with the zookeepers about their animals.

You need to either print out the free ABQ BioPark Zoo Pass and take it with you, or show it on your iPhone or other smartphone or iPad or other tablet. The pass is valid for up to 4 people, and it’s only any good to you on July 3 from 6 – 10 am. Not a minute after 10 am! The ABQ BioPark Zoo is firm about the timing in their free summer fun roadshow event details, and if you turn up later you’ll have to pay regular admission. So get there early and allow time to park as it’ll probably be busy.

It’s a great way to get into the zoo for free, and we all know that Jackie, Tony and Donnie are just a super-fun bunch to hang out with.

Albuquerque BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) is located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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Free Admission to Albuquerque BioPark for Kids

May 30, 2013 by  
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Free admission to Albuquerque Bio Park for kids this summer

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Update 5/31: Cancelled! Sorry guys, it turns out that although this information was still showing on the ABQ BioPark website on May 30 when I posted this deal, I’ve learned from the press office people that they’ve discontinued the “Summer Mondays” discount that has been running for several years. They will NOT be offering free admission to kids on Mondays.

The BioPark has now removed that info from their FAQ page. I’ll leave this post up for a couple of days as a correction before removing it from ABQ on the Cheap.

Here’s a great way for children to enjoy free admission to Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Garden without breaking the bank this summer 2013!

Every Monday starting Monday June 3 through Monday August 26, 2013 , one paying adult can bring up to FOUR children into the ABQ BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) or to the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden with FREE admission to Albuqurque BioPark   for the kids.  The admission for the paying adult is $9 for New Mexico residents with ID, and $12.50 for out-of-state visitors. If you bring four kids with you, that adds up to a saving of $16. What a bargain!

This is a great summer deal for a family outing. Or use it for a playdate for the young ones. Or just turn up on the Mondays if you’d like to take advantage of an affordable option for visiting the zoo or aquarium. Note that the deal only applies to the admission price, and a child admission is for ages 3 to 12.

The offer (which is tucked away in the BioPark’s FAQ under “School Field Trips and Group Scheduling”!) begins the Monday after Memorial Day and ends the Monday before Labor Day.

Children aged under 3 always get free admission to Albuquerque BioPark, and of course the BioPark’s Tingley Beach is also always free for everyone.

Mama’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow, the zoo tomorrow, the zoo tomorrow… Let’s all sing along and enjoy this great summer deal that gives parents and others offering child care a price break this summer!

–Tania

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ABQ BioPark Zoo Boo: Kids Go Free

October 26, 2012 by  
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Photo courtesy of ABQ BioPark ZooAlbuquerque BioPark celebrates Halloween with Zoo Boo on October 27, 2012, and kids get free admission!

The 24th annual Albuquerque Zoo Boo haunts the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Saturday October 27, from 11 am to 4 pm. Four costumed children get free admission to the event with a paying adult, and adult admission is $10. If you want to do the math another way, if one grown-up takes four not-yet-grown-ups, you all enjoy Zoo Boo for $2 per person! (ABQ BioPark defines a child as aged 3-12 for its regular tickets.)

Expect to spook it up at ABQ Zoo Boo with:

  • Games and Haunted Habitats.
  • Backyard Boo for tiny tots.
  • A costume parade and judging for children aged 12 and under. There are three different contests at various times. Baby Boo & Cutest is at 11:30 am, then Best Boy Costume & Best Girl Costume at 1:30 pm, followed by Scariest & Funniest at 3:30 pm.
  • I Scream for Funky Monkey Ice Cream Contests at 12:30 and 2:30 pm.
  • A Jack-o-lanterns display from the BioPark’s staff pumpkin carving contest.
  • Entertainment from KISS-FM.
  • PLUS they promise “sweet treats” from local sponsors handing out candy throughout the zoo.

Halloween is such a special occasion for kids, and the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo Boo provides a fun alternative to trick or treating.  Zoo Boo is the zoo’s busiest day of the year, and it gives the parents a price break!

A free Park and ride will be available from the Aquarium and Botanic Garden parking lot from 10 am – 5 pm.

New Mexico BioPark Society members get free admission (as they always do to all ABQ BioPark facilities).

Go scare yourself at Zoo Boo:

  • When: Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: ABQ BioPark Zoo
  • Admission: 4 costumed children get free admission with a paying ($10) adult.  Taking more kids? It’s an additional $4.50 per child.

The ABQ BioPark Zoo, formerly the Rio Grande Zoo, is located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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Take Kids Free to Albuquerque BioPark

August 11, 2012 by  
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I mentioned this Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Garden deal earlier this summer, but if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, you have just three Mondays left. The final day is Monday August 27, 2012.

On Mondays until August 27, one paying adult ($7) can take up to FOUR children into the ABQ BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) or to the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden with FREE admission for the kids! That’s a savings of $12. What a bargain!

This is a great summer deal for a family outing, playdate, or for anyone who would like to take advantage of an affordable option for visiting the zoo or aquarium. Note that the deal only applies to the admission price, and a child admission is for ages 3 to 12.

The offer (which is tucked away in the BioPark’s FAQ under “School Field Trips and Group Scheduling”!) begins each summer on the Monday after Memorial Day (not Memorial Day itself) and ends the Monday before Labor Day.

Albuquerque BioPark admission is always free for children aged under 3, and of course the BioPark’s Tingley Beach is also always free for everyone.

–Tania

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Free Zoo Entry Morning of July 3 With The Pass

June 28, 2012 by  
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Here’s a fun free morning at the Zoo courtesy of our friends Jackie, Tony & Donnie in the Morning at 100.3 The Peak.

You can get a free admission pass to the ABQ BioPark Zoo on Tuesday July 3, 2012, between 6 am and 10 am, for the Free Summer Fun Roadshow by Jackie, Tony & Donnie of 100.3 The Peak.

Jackie, Tony & Donnie will be broadcasting live from a tent at the Zoo, and talking with the zookeepers about their animals.

You need to print out one free ABQ BioPark Zoo Pass per person, and it’s only valid on July 3 from 6 – 10 am. Not a minute after 10 am! They’re being firm about that, and if you turn up later you’ll have to pay regular admission. So get there early and allow time to park as it’ll probably be busy.

It’s a great way to get into the zoo for free, and we all know that Jackie, Tony and Donnie are just a super-fun bunch to hang out with.

Albuquerque BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) is located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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Free Kids’ Admission to Albuquerque BioPark

May 22, 2012 by  
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Here’s a great way to enjoy Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Garden without breaking the bank this summer! We’re giving you the heads-up now so you can plan ahead.

Every Monday starting Monday June 4 through Monday August 27, 2012 , one paying adult ($7) can bring up to FOUR children into the ABQ BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) or to the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden with FREE admission for the kids! That’s a savings of $12. What a bargain!

This is a great summer deal for a family outing, playdate, or for anyone who would like to take advantage of an affordable option for visiting the zoo or aquarium. Note that the deal only applies to the admission price, and a child admission is for ages 3 to 12.

The offer (which is tucked away in the BioPark’s FAQ under “School Field Trips and Group Scheduling”!) begins the Monday after Memorial Day (not Memorial Day itself) and ends the Monday before Labor Day.

Albuquerque BioPark admission is always free for children aged under 3, and of course the BioPark’s Tingley Beach is also always free for everyone.

All together now:  Mama’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow, the zoo tomorrow, the zoo tomorrow…

–Tania

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ABQ BioPark Zoo Boo: Kids Go Free

October 21, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque BioPark celebrates Halloween with Zoo Boo on October 29, 2011, and kids get free admission!

The 23rd annual Albuquerque Zoo Boo haunts the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Saturday October 29, from 11 am to 4 pm. Four costumed children get free admission to the event with a paying adult, and adult admission is $7. If you want to do the math another way, if one grown-up takes four not-yet-grown-ups, you all enjoy Zoo Boo for $1.40 a piece! (ABQ BioPark defines a child as aged 3-12 for its regular tickets.)

Expect to spook it up at ABQ Zoo Boo with:

  • Games
  • Haunted Habitats
  • A costume parade and judging
  • PLUS they promise “sweet treats” from local sponsors

They usually have some kind of entertainment, but no word on that yet. Halloween is such a special occasion for kids, and the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo Boo provides a fun alternative to trick or treating.  They reckon the 2011 Zoo Boo will be bigger than ever before, and it gives the parents a price break!

Park and ride will be available from the Aquarium and Botanic Garden parking lot between 10 am – 5 pm.

New Mexico BioPark Society members get free admission (as they always do to all ABQ BioPark facilities).

Go scare yourself at Zoo Boo:

  • When: Saturday, October 29
  • Time: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: ABQ BioPark Zoo
  • Admission: 4 costumed children get free admission with a paying ($7) adult.

Visitors to Albuquerque – see the map for the ABQ BioPark Zoo, formerly the Rio Grande Zoo, located at 903 10th St. SW.

–Tania

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