Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Worth a stop?
The world’s best balloon museum? Yes.
Covering the history, science, art, sport, and technology of ballooning, this is a fascinating place.
Opened in 2005, the museum building is beautiful, bright, and colorful.
Combine the museum with a visit to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and you have a complete sensory experience.
Favorite features at the Balloon Museum
The museum is laid out well – beginning with early ballooning, balloons in war, and advancements as a sport.
Then learn about the science of balloon flight.
Learn about the adventures and challenges of some of the world’s bravest balloon expeditions.
This is the hands-on portion of the museum – perfect for families.
Try out the flight simulator.
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Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
Beautiful short films are included with museum admission.
To see what’s playing check the schedule.
The Balloon Museum is on the grounds of the International Balloon Fiesta. On the property surrounding the museum are several pieces of public art.
Children’s Peace Statue and Sky Portal are my favorites.
1-3 hours – depending on how many 4-D films you watch.
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tue-Sun 9a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission Sundays 9 a.m. – 1p.m.
Free admission the first Friday of the month (excluding October during the festival)
Seniors 65+ $4
Youth 6-17 $3
Children under 5 and museum members are FREE
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