What’s open and closed in New Mexico on Labor Day?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you’re getting the itch to kill some time, be productive or just have some fun this Labor Day, here’s a look at what’s open and closed.

What’s open?

Places of interest for nature lovers are open:

  • ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Rio Grande Nature Center

Indoor swimming pools and golf courses are open, as well as a few museums:

  • Explora
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

The New Mexico Harvest Wine Festival is celebrating its final day from noon to 6 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park.

The festival features unlimited wine tastings from New Mexico’s top wineries, a dueling piano show, a vendor marketplace and food truck dining. Tickets can be purchased on their website and provide you access to everything at the festival plus a Viva Vino wine glass.

Tickets are $25 at the gate. You have to be over 21 to attend and, sadly, pets aren’t allowed in.

Power Ford is also hosting a Labor Day car show. There will be food trucks, music, bounce houses, face painting and games. Organizers expect over 200 cars and trucks there.

The best part? It’s free.

What’s closed?

Libraries, community centers and senior centers are all closed for Labor Day. Plus, these places of interest:

  • Albuquerque Museum
  • Balloon Museum
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

Schools and government institutions are enjoying a day off, including:

  • Albuquerque and Rio Rancho public schools
  • All city, county, state and federal offices
  • Congressional offices
  • Federal, state, district and metro courts
  • Postal service, no mail delivery or post office hours
  • Department of Workforce Solutions
  • Albuquerque Animal Welfare; only intake desk and reclaims open at East and West Side shelters

And many forms of public transportation are also unavailable:

  • ABQ Ride
  • Rail Runner Express