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Museums / Cultural Activities

Institutions devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value.

ABQ BIO PARK - AQUARIUM, BOTANIC GARDENS, ZOO

903 10th Street
(505) 768-2000
www.cabq.gov/biopark

Aquarium - 2601 Central Avenue - Reef fish • invertebrates • reef fish • sandbar • sandtiger • blacktip • nurse sharks • Thurs concerts June-July.

Botanic Gardens - 2601 Central Avenue - Two glass conservatories • formal • children’s fantasy • butterfly & Japanese gardens • Heritage Farm • summer concerts.

Zoo - 903 10th Street - Elephants • rhinos • giraffes • gorillas • birds • wolves • bears • seals • tigers • koalas • herps. • Zoo Music June-July.

Tingley Beach open sunrise-sunset.


ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY

2000 Mountain Road NW
(505) 243-7255 or 311 (city info line)
www.cabq.gov/museum

Southwestern art & Albuquerque history, traveling exhibitions, sculpture garden, gallery store, and  cafe. Open Tues-Sun 9am-5pm - free 1st Wed of month & Sun 9am-1pm.


CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

404 San Felipe St NW
(505) 944-5533

www.chapelguadalupe.com

Welcome to this very unique & sacred place, a sanctuary for all.


EXPLORA

1701 Mountain Road NW
(505) 224-8300
www.explora.us

M-Sa 10am-6pm; Su 12-6pm • 250 hands-on exhibits in science, technology & art for all ages. Great for families. Cool gift shop. Entertain your brain and exercise your imagination!

 

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE

1801 Mountain Road NW
(505) 841-2800
www.NMnaturalhistory.org

The ancient past comes back to life at this interactive, high-tech museum, including lots of dinosaurs! Planetarium • Giant screen theater • Gift store • M Café • Open daily 9-5.

 

OLD TOWN VENDORS

200 Block of San Felipe Street NW- Under the La Placita portal

By 1706, Spanish settlers established outdoor vending.Multi-cultural artists continue this historic tradition. They must make the crafts they sell.

 

TURQUOISE MUSEUM

2107 Central Ave NW
(505) 247-8650
www.turquoisemuseum.com

Daily tours 11AM & 1PM •Over 80 mines represented in collection •Specimens & artifacts from 6 continents Lapidary demo & hands-on •Learn about imitations.