10 Best Things to Do with Kids in the 505!

Albuquerque, NM has a wealth of activities geared towards families and kids.  One of the city's main attractions and pride and joy is its BioPark.  The ABQ BioPark encompasses the Zoo, the Aquarium, Tingley Beach with its duck ponds and train depot and the botanical gardens, all connected by a cute open air train that stops at each attraction.  The Zoo and the Botanical Gardens play host to many outdoor concerts, having amphitheatre stages. 

For sports enthusiasts, take your little baseball fans to see our local minor league team play at Isotopes Park, a beautiful stadium with a big city feel.

For the gamers and thrill seekers, it will be hard to pull you and your kids away from Hinkle Famiy Fun Center or Cliff's Amusement Park.  Plan to spend a whole afternoon.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science provides lots of inspiring educational wonder and an IMAX theatre and planetarium, with shows playing on the hour.  The older child will appreciate the aviation history at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the flight history behind Albuquerque's claim to fame - ballooning, at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

There are wonderful outdoor things to do in Albuquerque, like spending an afternoon at the duck pond or experiencing the beautiful splendor of the Sandia Mountains.  Albuquerque, NM is a family's playground, so get out and enjoy!

East Mountains


Residents of Albuquerque have the benefit of an incredible mountain range right in their own backyard, the Sandias. Albuquerque has so much nature to explore with your kids. The Sandia Peak Ski Area offers a way to do that in a most thrilling...  Read More

University Area


The UNM Duck Pond is such a wonderful escape right in the heart of the city, and best part of all - it's free! The only small trouble is parking, but the parking garage near the Fine Arts Center is not too far, and your best option. Kids love...  Read More

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
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At the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, adults will appreciate learning of the Atomic Age, from the discovery of atomic energy to the Manhattan Project, which occurred just up the road in Los Alamos, to its future. Kids will...  Read More



What better way to experience the nature and habitat of the Rio Grande River and wildlife than to go to the beautiful Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, where you can see hands on displays, meet friendly staff and enroll your child in a nature...  Read More



Fascinate your kids with the Jurassic Period and beyond at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. Besides the large fossil exhibits (don't miss the T Rex skull), enjoy walking through a "volcano," seeing New Mexico...  Read More



Hinkle Family Fun Center is more than just a gaming arcade. There are lots of things to enjoy as a family. Take a ride on the Bumper Boats or play one of the two 18 hole Miniature Golf courses, beautifully landscaped too, with a large...  Read More



There's nothing like good old fashioned Americana and taking your kids to the baseball game. Albuquerque has a beautiful stadium in Isotopes Park and the baseball games are fun for all ages, but kids will especially like the in between inning...  Read More



Take your kids for some screams and thrills at Cliff's Amusement Park, located in the Northeast Heights in Albuquerque. The CliffHanger, whose tower can be seen lighting up the night sky, plummets down, leaving your stomach at the top. The...  Read More



The ABQ BioPark is comprised of these great attractions: The Zoo, the Aquarium, the Botanic Gardens and Tingley Beach, with its fishing lakes and cute Train Depot. The narrow gauge Rio Line conveniently takes passengers to all these...  Read More

Gravity Park
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The newly opened Gravity Park in Albuquerque is a huge 18,000 square facility offering gaming and indoor recreation in the form of trampolines, including angled wall trampolines, an Olympic foam pit and a Trampoline Dodgeball cage. "Flight...  Read More


Meet Jennifer Boren

A native of Oklahoma, by way of New Mexico and now Utah, Jennifer Boren makes her home in Salt Lake City.  A total lover of Park City, she spends many weekends there, especially in the...  More About Jennifer