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Afterschool Excursions

Ideal for afterschool programs - An excursion to the Balloon Museum!

Afterschool excursions to the Balloon Museum help students discover the exciting world of lighter-than-air aviation through museum tours and hands-on activities. Museum excursions are fun, educational opportunities for afterschool program participants to learn about STEM topics related to Ballooning and Weather. Excursions are free, and the museum will assist with transportation arrangement costs.

Balloon Museum Afterschool ExcursionAbout our Excursions

Afterschool Excursions to the Balloon Museum are offered on select Wednesdays during the school year. Educator-guided activities run for two hours; this includes a guided tour and hands-on activities. A two hour visit may be scheduled between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

Ballooning

Students will learn about the basics of ballooning, including the science, engineering, history, and amazing accomplishments of local and international balloonists. Each Ballooning excursion will include a combination of the following activities:

•    Guided tour of Early Ballooning and/or Balloon School exhibitions
•    Hands-on Activity: Hot Air Balloon Flight Simulator, Lighter-than-Air experiments, or Build a Balloon craft
•    Free Time: Snack (not provided by Museum), outdoor play, or museum exploration

Activities and schedule will vary based on age, group size, and time allotment of visiting group.

Weather

Students will learn about the science and study of weather including simple forecasting tools, how weather affects ballooning, our lives, and the world around us. Each Weather excursion will include a combination of the following activities:

•    Guided tour of The Weather Lab exhibition
•    Hands-on Activity: Hot Air Balloon Flight Simulator, Weather Tools, or Cloudy Day craft
•    Free Time: Snack (not provided by Museum), outdoor play, or museum exploration

Activities and schedule will vary based on age, group size, and time allotment of visiting group.

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