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Darth and Yoda Awaken

A special event featuring the Darth Vader and Yoda hot air balloons.


This event has already happened.
Sep 30, 2016
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


The enormously popular Darth Vader and Yoda hot air balloons “awaken” at this special inflation event at the Balloon Museum (weather permitting).

All are invited to attend, even droids and nerf herders. No advance reservations required, except for school groups and tour groups. Click Here to Register your school or group.

In addition to encountering Darth and Yoda up close, visitors will also be able to meet the pilots and crew members. The event also includes entry to:

  • The Balloon Museum’s exhibitions
  • Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts in the museum’s Sky Lounge)
  • Balloon Explorium, hands-on hot air balloon experiments and simulators
  • Radio-Controlled Hot Air Balloon Demonstrations
  • The New Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and
  • A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Reality Experience Presented by the ARVUS Roadshow and the Albuquerque Film Office.

Upon arrival at the Balloon Museum for the event, visitors should proceed to the box office to gain admittance and to receive their Imperial Access Permit, which will help guide them through their “Darth and Yoda Awaken” experience.

Since visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader’s own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison, costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event.

Admission to the event is FREE. Donations to the Balloon Museum's science and education programs are welcomed.