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City implements restrictions to visitors of BioPark, art and balloon museums

The ABQ BioPark Zoo is one of the places that is restricting its visitors to New Mexico residents only. Seen are polar bears Kiska and Koluk. (Jim Thompson/Journal)

The city of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department is putting restrictions in place for its institutions.

According to the department, the ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque Museum and Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum will begin to restrict ticket sales to New Mexico residents only.

This is an effort from the city to minimize the community spread of COVID-19.

“The State and Bernalillo County continue to see near-uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, and the City is responding with increased enforcement of the public health order as well as limitations, like this one, designed to keep the virus in check,” according to a news release.

Timed ticketing to the four venues has been in place to limit the number of guests at a venue at any given time and to ensure social distancing.

New Mexico guests can continue choosing the day and time of their visit at

Guests will be asked to verify that they are New Mexico residents.

Visitors to the city venues above may be required to show proof of residency, the city sad.

Acceptable documentation includes a New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, a New Mexico vehicle registration, a federal document attesting to residency, or a military ID. For new residents, an out of state driver’s license with proof of local address. An example such as a utility bill in resident’s name is acceptable.

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