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 ABO 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. There are lot of things to do with kids in Albuquerque, below are some of those things.


Sandia Peak Ski Area 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 way in the summer and fall months, aboard the chair lift. It’s a spectacular way to take in the scenery and all the gorgeous tall pines. Once at the top, have your kids walk up to the ridge and see Albuquerque and beyond to the west. There are hiking trails here to enjoy along with indoor facilities showcasing history and memorabilia. The biking trails are also open through Labor Day and rentals are available.

Hlnkle Family Fun Center 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 waterfall. Play some Lazer Tag, or for the more adventurous, hit the Paintball court (extra charge for the equipment). There’s Bumper Cars and even a Go Kart track. It’s definitely a whole afternoon of fun at Hinkle. Eats and Treats are available and Hinkle will host your birthday or holiday party. Check their web site for coupons and specials.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science 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 marine life from 75 million years ago and the Cave Experience. On site are the Planetarium (featuring a cool fractals movie) and the IMAX theatre (movies on the hour)