Family Friendly Spring Break in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico is a terrific place for families to spend spring break. Below are some top activities and attractions for family fun in this enchanting city. Learn about Albuquerque’s history this year as the city celebrates its 310th birthday. Hosted by Mayor Richard J. Berry, the city invites visitors from all over to enjoy a day of family fun in the city’s historic Old Town. Featuring great shopping opportunities, local food, artist demonstrations, live music, free children’s activities, and the celebrated procession through Old Town, few festivals can compete with Albuquerque’s Spring Birthday Festival.

Albuquerque Aquarium

Virtually any family will be pleased with what they find at the Albuquerque Aquarium. Because Albuquerque is situated along the Rio Grande, the exhibits found in the aquarium showcase the life-giving journey of the river. From its Colorado headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico, the river is home to a broad range of creatures and plants. The aquarium allows visitors to observe barracudas, bamboo sharks and have an up close and personal experience with stingrays. Featuring both saltwater and freshwater tanks, children can watch lobsters, turtles, sharks, eels, and luminous jellyfish in their natural habitats.

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum is a must-see for essentially any family spending spring break in Albuquerque. The festival highlights the history of ballooning, and children can learn about the science behind the hobby. Kids can enjoy a virtual ride in a balloon gondola, and about all types of balloon instruments. Many families who visit the Museum return to Albuquerque in the fall for its annual Balloon Festival.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Families with an interest in Native American history should definitely place the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The Center presents a colorful exhibition of 19 Indian Pueblos that allow families to learn how each Pueblo tribe emerged and enjoy an unforgettable glimpse of the past. Additionally, families can watch Native American dance performances, drumming concerts and examine the many different arts and crafts that are constantly on display.

Rio Grande Botanic Fantasy Garden

The Rio Grande Botanic Fantasy Garden is another Albuquerque attraction that no spring break visitor will ever forget. Pumpkins carved into play houses, bees that are larger than life, child sized birds’ nests from which youngsters can exit on a curving slide, and watering cans large enough to play hide and seek in, all await families this spring. Additionally, beautiful gardens situated around a landscaped pond are available for some relaxation in the shade. A petting zoo is located adjacent to the Gardens, where children can meet their favorite animals. Model railroads and an endless number of seasonal flower displays can also be enjoyed at the Rio Grande Botanic Fantasy Garden.

Albuquerque is home to several activities perfect for your family getaway. If you’re looking for a place to stay during your Albuquerque vacation, Bottger Mansion is a┬ábed and breakfast that serves as a home base for Albuquerque activities.

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