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Balloon Museum

Welcome to the Anderson - Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, a Gateway to History, Science & Technology.

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.

About the Museum


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.

Breaking News: Balloon Museum Opens Major New Special Exhibition, Arctic Air: The Bold Flight of S.A. Andrée

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.

Community Events

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.

Upcoming Events

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