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School Year Field Trips

Plan Your School-Year Field Trip to the Balloon Museum

Field Trip Information for Spring Semester 2020 

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Balloon Museum for a field trip this school year.

The Flying Bus

The Flying Bus Scholarship Program provides free transportation and admission for Title I Schools in the Albuquerque Metro Area.

The scholarship can be used for any of the field trip opportunities provided by the Balloon Museum, including special programs such as Science in the Sky, Darth and Yoda: Choose Your Side, and First Friday Fun Days. The program is sponsored by the Museum's Foundation.

Flying Bus Eligibility and Requirements:

  1. Must be a Title 1 eligible school
  2. Must fill at least 50 seats in a school bus for field trip
  3. Must submit something to the museum after your visit to share your experience (such as pictures drawn by your students, thank you card, photographs, etc.)
  4. Must complete a post-visit feedback form

If your group meets the requirements for a Flying Bus Scholarship and you would like to apply, please contact Katie Farmin at [email protected] or 505-768-6027.

Learning Activities and Science in the Sky

If you are interested in a Learning Activity or Science in the Sky please fill out the Balloon Museum Spring 2020 field trip request form and you will receive a reply from staff to confirm your visit. Refer to the request form for all available 2020 dates. If you have further questions, contact Katie Farmin at [email protected] or 505-768-6027.

Balloon Museum Spring 2020 Request Form

Flying Bus scholarships are available for these programs.  Please refer to the Registration Form.

If you are a preschool or kindergarten teacher, please contact Anita Fernandez at [email protected] to learn about Stories in the Sky.

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Balloon Museum.

Self-Guided Tours

Explore the Balloon Museum independently to learn about the artifacts and topics that interest you! The museum will provide age-appropriate handouts to assist chaperones with independent museum exploration and information about the many things to see and do in the museum.

You may make a self-guided visit anytime Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

While reservations are not required for self-guided tours, we are able to best accommodate your group needs if you give advance notice of your visit. If you will be visiting with more than 20 people and/or your group requires lunch space, please contact Loretta Sayers @ [email protected] or 505-768-6032.