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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.


Albuquerque Bio Park
Aquarium, Botanic Gardens, and Zoo

(505) 768-2000
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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 and History

2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 243-7255 or 311
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Southwestern art & Albuquerque history, traveling exhibitions, sculpture garden, gallery store, and  cafe. Open Tues-Sun; free 1st Wed of month & Sun 9am-1pm.


Casa Flamenca

401 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 247-0622

Experience World Class Flamenco performaces.  Join us for our Fall/Spring concerts and for our Summer Tablao Servied.


Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe

404 San Felipe St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 944-5533
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Welcome to this very unique & sacred place, a sanctuary for all.


EXPLORA

1701 Mountain Road NW<
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 224-8300
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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.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 843-7270

Featuring the art, food, dance & history of the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico through year-round Native Dances, exhibitions, live music & events.


New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 841-2800
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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 Portal Vendors

San Felipe Street NW
Under the La Placita portal
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Historic Old Town hosts the Portal Market located on the east side of the Old Town Plaza. The Market serves as an outlet for local artisans to sell their handmade jewelry. Turquoise, a popular New Mexican gem, along with other precious minerals can be found incorporated in bracelets, earrings, and necklaces alike. If you're looking to purchase authentic, handcrafted jewelry of the Southwest, the Old Town Portal Market is the place to be.