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Balloon Museum hours, holiday schedule, and admission prices.

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Balloon Museum: Open Year-Round

Our regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and during City holidays that fall on Mondays. Admission may be purchased upon arrival at our main entrance. Please note, hours of operation and admission prices are subject to change without notice.


The Balloon Museum is a City facility. If the City of Albuquerque declares a delayed opening or closure due to weather conditions, the Balloon Museum will follow these directives. Please look for announcements about the City's operating status on local media stations and/or this website,

Balloon Museum Admission Prices

  • Admission includes entry to our exhibitions and the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
  • Guided tours are free, and are offered based on volunteer docent availability
  • Adult: $6 ($5 for New Mexico residents with a valid ID)
  • Senior (65+): $4
  • Youth (ages 6-17): $3
  • Child (5 and under): Free
  • Ask to Donate a Dollar or More to our Science and Education Programs!
  • Museum Foundation Members; ICOM, AAM & NMAM members: Free
    Become a Museum Member and Visit for Free Anytime!
  • Free admission for everyone: the first Friday of every month and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Learn More about our Group Tour or School Field Trip visits.

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