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Education & Public Programs at the Balloon Museum

Weekly and seasonal offerings will have you coming back to visit us year-round!

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The Balloon Museum seeks to serve our audiences in unique, meaningful ways in order to sustain the relevance, popularity, and permanence of the museum, and we recognize the responsibilities that come from serving diverse audiences. Through our education programs and events, we strive to encourage learners to be critical thinkers in order to unlock knowledge and understanding now and in the future.

For upcoming offerings, please visit the events page of our website.

SITS and MITSStories in the Sky

Join us for Stories in the Sky, a presentation of award-winning early childhood education programming featuring stories, music, movement, and art.

There are different themes and activities held every week. For children up to 6 years old and adult companions. Admission: Free! Two sessions every Wednesday: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Music in the Sky

Join us for Music in the Sky, a presentation of music, movement, and art. For children up to 3 years old and adult companions. Admission: Free!

Two sessions every Wednesday: 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Preschools, grades K-1, and Mom's and Dad's groups are welcome to attend Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky! To bring a group to Stories or Music in the Sky, please make a reservation in advance by emailing Lauren Coons, [email protected].

Science in the Sky

Science in the Sky

This program combines live science presentations with guided tours of the Balloon Museum. Held annually, Science in the Sky is a series designed for various grade levels, and is ideal for field trips. The approximately two-month long series is held from late January through early March.

Science in the Sky sessions have focused on everything from bubbles and balloons, to robotics and fractals. The presentations are open to the general public and groups, and regular museum admission rates apply. School groups can inquire about the Balloon Museum Foundation's Flying Bus program that subsidizes entry fees and bus transportation for Title I and charter schools.

Darth and YodaSeasonal and Annual Events

These include Ballooning for All, BOO-lloon Mania, and Darth & Yoda Day, among others, as well as lectures and presentations on a variety of flight and science-related topics.

Also, look for the many community special events that we host, such as the Shamrock Festival, ABQ Mini-Maker Faire, Mac and Cheese Festival, Renaissance Faire, and others.

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