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Balloon Museum to Celebrate Women in Ballooning During S.T.E.A.M. Night Event

Monthly Event for All Ages Continues on March 19.

March 14, 2022 - The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum continues its monthly event, S.T.E.A.M. Nights at the Balloon Museum, with the theme In Their Words – Women in Ballooning from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 19. The museum celebrates Women’s History Month by featuring its recent exhibition, In Their Words: Stories by Women on the Ground and in the Air, that highlights the central role that women have played in the world of ballooning starting in the 1800s through today.

“This month’s S.T.E.A.M. Night: Women in Ballooning is one you won’t want to miss,” says Museum Manager Nan Masland. “I am inspired by the daring feats and accomplishments of the incredible women throughout ballooning history and their contributions to science, technology, engineering, art, and math.”

Visitors can tour the exhibit and hear stories from women adventurers who have piloted balloons all over the world and learn how the exhibit came together from curators Rebecca Prinster and Becky Guy. This fun filled evening will include aerial performances by AirDance NM, live music, a food truck, hands-on ballooning activities, and VARA wine bar for adults. Weather permitting, there will be a balloon glow by the local women ballooning group “Chicks Fly.”

Tickets will be sold at the door, but space is limited. Advance tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3hURYqH. Admission to the event is $6 for adults ($5 with New Mexico ID), $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for youth ages 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under.