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Balloon Museum

Welcome to the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, a Gateway to Exploration, Discovery, & Achievement.

Explore the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight.

Discover how human aviation began with ballooning in 1783 and the many advancements 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 over one million visitors from Albuquerque and many other communities in New Mexico, as well as from across the country and around the world.

Balloon Museum Mission

The mission of the museum is to inspire a spirit of exploration, discovery, and achievement through experiences that engage our visitors in the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight.

Vision Statement

Create a vibrant, accredited museum, one that enriches people’s lives and brings people together - whether from across town or from around the world - to learn, grow, share, and celebrate.

Institutional Values and Principles

  • Demonstrate respect and the highest standards of professionalism in our work and interactions with colleagues and the public
  • Be authentic, accurate, and fair in the interpretation of our subject matter
  • Serve our audiences in unique, meaningful ways in order to sustain the relevance, popularity, and permanence of the museum
  • Ensure the public trust through proper stewardship of the collection and our resources
  • Recognize and fulfill the responsibilities that come from serving diverse audiences
  • Encourage learners to be critical thinkers in order to unlock knowledge and understanding now and in the future
  • Build institutional success through innovation, efficiency, collaboration, and accountability

New Exhibit

New immersive science exhibition now open at the Balloon Museum

Tim Anderson 4-D Theater

Entry to the theater is included with your admission to the museum.

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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