Plan a Visit

The reopening of Albuquerque Balloon Museum comes with changes to our admission processes. Like other cultural facilities, we will operate at a limited capacity. In order to serve our visitors, timed tickets must be booked, IN ADVANCE AND ONLINE, through Hold My Ticket. All visitors, including children and Museum Foundation Members, must secure a timed ticket prior to their visit. No tickets will be sold at the Museum. Staff and Museum visitors are asked to follow the State health order requiring face masks or other face coverings to be worn. Exception: Children 2 years and under are not required to wear face coverings.

Temporarily, due to COVID-19, free days, free passes, and discounts will not be honored.


Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Timed Ticketing Sessions:
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closed for cleaning 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Museum Shoppe is OPEN!
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Museum Limits: We will be operating at a reduced capacity and will stagger entry to minimize the number of people in each gallery space at a time.

View Museum Map

On arrival, we ask that visitors wait in their cars until their scheduled time slot.

COVID Entry Protocol

 For Health and Safety

  • Advanced ticket purchase required
  • Masks are required for entry
  • Directional arrows will lead visitors through galleries
  • Touch screens & interactives will not be accessible
  • Hands-on areas will be closed
  • Free admission days will not apply during this phase of reopening


City of Albuquerque - Coronavirus FAQs

(Information below is museum operating on a regular schedule.)

The Box

Balloon Museum: Open Year-Round

Our regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. We are closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and during City holidays that fall on Mondays. Admission may be purchased Please note, hours of operation are subject to change due to public health order updates.


The Balloon Museum is a City facility. If the City of Albuquerque declares a delayed opening or closure due to weather conditions, the Balloon Museum will follow these directives. Please look for announcements about the City's operating status on local media stations and/or this website,

Balloon Museum Admission Prices

Stay in Touch

Sign up for eNews from the Balloon Museum!