Explore the history, science, and technology of ballooning and lighter-than-air aviation.
Discover how human aviation began with ballooning in 1783 and the many innovations that have followed.
Achieve new heights by gaining knowledge and inspiration from visiting our interactive exhibitions or participating in our many educational programs.
Tim Anderson 4-D Theater Now Open!
Entry to the theater is included with your admission to the museum. Screenings are held every 30 minutes. Learn more about our current film offerings.
About the Museum
Museum Mission: To be the leading educational institution of engaging exhibitions and informative programs on the history, art, culture, science and sport of ballooning and lighter-than-air craft.
Since it opened in 2005, the Museum has welcomed nearly one million visitors from Albuquerque and many other communities in New Mexico, as well as from across the country and around the world.
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Through its extensive collection of artifacts, interactive special exhibitions, Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and engaging educational programs, the Museum is a gateway to science, exploration, and discovery.
The Museum is open year round and hosts many community-oriented special events, features unique art and architecture, and offers distinctive rental spaces for meetings, weddings and receptions, and other celebrations.
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The Museum is supported by the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation.