Architectural Feature: Albuquerque BioPark

The Albuquerque Biological Park (or Albuquerque BioPark) is an environmental museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It contains four separate facilities: The Albuquerque Aquarium contains a 285,000 gallon ocean tank containing Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from estuaries, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, and ocean. The Rio Grande Botanic Garden is a 36 acre facility that includes a 10,000-square-foot glass conservatory housing plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones. The Rio Grande Zoo is composed of 64 acres, with 2.5 miles of paths and more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. Tingley Beach is a fishing lake and also includes a model boating lake, picnic areas, narrow gauge railroad, and walking paths.

Project Name: Albuquerque BioPark
Construction Date: 1996
Architect: Van H. Gilbert Architect, P.C.
Address: 2601 Central Ave. NW 9at New York Ave. just east of the Central Ave. Bridge over the Rio Grande
Zone: Central Corridor

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