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Science in the Sky 2018

Live science presentations and tours of the Balloon Museum!

Science in the Sky

Our annual field trip program featuring live science presentations for young people combined with tours of the Balloon Museum.

All presentations start at 10:00 a.m. followed by tours and hands-on learning stations at 11:00 a.m. These programs are open to the public and groups are welcome. Standard museum admission rates apply ($1-$4 per person). Title I and charter schools in the Albuquerque metro area are eligible to have their field trip paid for through our Flying Bus program, which is funded by the Balloon Museum Foundation.

Please Note: Our 2018 Science in the Sky program is sold out. However, many other field trip opportunities are still available to you at the Balloon Museum. Please click here to learn more.

Balloons and Bubbles

Tuesday, January 30, Grades K-3. Why have bubbles and balloons inspired awe in young children for hundreds of years? The answer lies somewhere between science, math and joy. Young learners discover surface tension and gravity like a scientist. Observe and test the actions of air at this fun and beautiful presentation by Balloon Museum Curator of Education, Laurie Magovern.

All About Constellations

A little science

Tuesday, February 6, Grades 3-5. Learn about the origin of constellations, their use from ancient to modern times, and how to read a star chart. Make an astrolabe, which navigators use to help determine their location on Earth. Presented by Misty Carty, PhD, scientist, presenter and author of www.alittlescience.com books for young scientists.

Balloons and Bubbles

Tuesday, February 13, Grades K-3. Why have bubbles and balloons inspired awe in young children for hundreds of years? The answer lies somewhere between science, math and joy. Young learners discover surface tension and gravity like a scientist. Observe and test the actions of air at this fun and beautiful presentation by Balloon Museum Curator of Education, Laurie Magovern.

Robots all Around

Tuesday, February 20, Grades 3-5. Explore gears, motors, programming, sensors through the world of robots. Dive into robot fundamentals in an entertaining and educational presentation with Albuquerque’s own traveling life-sized astromech BB-8 droid and its operator Noel Green.

Weather Watchers

Weather Watchers

Tuesday, February 27, Grades K-3. Discover weather conditions necessary to create clouds, precipitation, lightning, thunder, and atmospheric conditions that color the sky in this engaging presentation with meteorologists Deirdre Kahn and Todd Shoemaker of the National Weather Service.

Discover Drones

Tuesday, March 6, Grades 3-8. Explore the positive impact of drones – specifically SUAVs or small unmanned aerial vehicles. Understand the many uses of drones for today and the future. Presented by Jesse Sansom from Albuquerque's own Colibri Media House, a leader in the practical uses of drones and specialists in aerial imaging, video production and editing, advanced 3-D mapping, infrared inspections, and branding.

Butterflies Fly!

Butterflies

Tuesday, March 13, Grades 2-4. Discover the life cycle of one of nature’s most beautiful aviators, the butterfly. Tatia Veltkamp of Wings of Enchantment offers an interactive presentation, which includes understanding anatomy, how wings work and getting up close to real caterpillars and butterflies.

Reservations

Please Note: Our 2018 Science in the Sky program is sold out. However, many other field trip opportunities are still available to you at the Balloon Museum. Please click here to learn more.