Top 5 Family-Friendly Attractions in Albuquerque New Mexico

With a range of museums, parks, and natural attractions, visitors will find that there’s no shortage of things for a family to do in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Explora Science Center

Explora is located near Albuquerque’s Old Town, offering a myriad of interactive exhibits that help people of all ages learn through science, math, and art. With over 250 displays and exhibits, Explora is an immersive experience for the whole family. You’ll be able to learn about technology and science, and explore through the museum’s “touch and feel” presentations.

ABQ Trolley Company

The ABQ Trolley Co. provides tours through Albuquerque on a custom open-air trolley. Tours are presented by Mike Silva and Jesse Herron, who operate the company, in which they teach about Albuquerque’s history while sharing unique facts about the city’s heritage. With the “Best of ABQ City Tour,” you’ll wend your way along the 18-mile route, which is not only a fun way soak up the history of the town, but it’s a great way to figure out which sights you want to see most, all in one 85-minute tour.

Hinkle Family Fun Center

If you want to balance educational fun with family-time-fun, head to Hinkle Family Fun Center, where you can go crazy on the bumper boats, race go-karts, play Lazer Tag, have a paintball shoot-out, and play lots of video and coin games.

If that’s not enough variety for you, there’s also two 18-hole mini golf courses, a rock-climbing wall, and the virtual reality pods of Battletech Firestorm. Even a grumpy teen will have trouble finding something to complain about here!

Cliff’s Amusement Park

If you’re looking for even more thrills, Cliff’s Amusement Park offers the famous “New Mexico Rattler” wooden roller coaster and the “Super Fire Ball” coaster which makes 13 rotations in one minute. There’s also the “Wind Rider” and the “Cliff Hanger,” as well as “Water Mania” for summer visitors. There are a variety of cafés, restaurants, and snack shacks to satisfy your amusement park cravings, as well.

Albuquerque Biological Park

This place has it all. The Albuquerque Biological Park is comprised of four major local attractions: the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Zoo, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach.

These attractions are only a few of the popular choices for family-friendly activities in Albuquerque New Mexico. Visitors of all ages will enjoy these, plus the many museums, restaurants, and historical attractions throughout the city.