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School Year Field Trips

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

Field trips to the Balloon Museum help students discover the exciting world of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight through tours and learning activities. We strive to offer a rewarding and meaningful experience to teachers, chaperones, and students. 

Please Note: The Balloon Museum does not accept field trips during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Balloon Museum Field Trips Offer:

  • Learning activities that utilize our exhibitions, which include artifacts, personal stories, and interactive technology
  • Independent or guided museum exploration that allows students to view items of special interest and to make connections between history, science, society, and the natural world
  • Unique perspectives on what it means to innovate and achieve
  • Activities for students that add to their knowledge, abilities, and confidence in order to apply what they learn to the world around them

Field Trip Point-of-Contact

For questions about planning and scheduling a field trip to the Balloon Museum, please contact Senior Museum Educator Roxanne Tuong, 505-768-6035, [email protected].

Scheduling Your Field Trip

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Field Trips during the school year are conducted Tuesday through Friday, and usually begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:30. We always welcome groups interested in exploring the museum independently, and can provide scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, and activity sheets to all groups. Guided tours and learning activities are subject to availability and spots fill quickly during September, October, April, and May.

Lunch Space

The museum offers a large patio and outdoor grounds for lunch. Indoor space is only available if there is inclement weather and when these spaces are not already in use with other activities.

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $4 ($3 for New Mexico residents)
  • Seniors: $2 (65+)
  • Children (ages 4-12): $1
  • Children (3 and under): Free
  • Free admission for all on the first Friday of every month and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Flying Bus

The Flying Bus Program is a subsidized field trip program. Free transportation and admission is provided to qualifying groups including Title I and charter schools in the Albuquerque metro area. The program is sponsored by the Balloon Museum's Foundation. During the field trip reservation process, you will be able to request Flying Bus accommodation. For questions, please email Amanda Lujan, Curator of Exhibitions, at [email protected].