We Rise By Lifting Others!

THIS Saturday! March 21st we extend our invitation to all differently-abled individuals, families and friends to come observe or even get to CREW with Albuquerque Hot-Air Balloons!

FREE Admission until 11 AM

7 AM to 9 AM: Balloon inflations and hands-on crewing

9 AM to 11 AM: “Breakfast with the Balloons” Tailgate festival being sponsored by World Down Syndrome Day and Rio Grande Down Network, food trucks, participating musicians, activities, rock climbing, resource booths.

Show your support for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing COLORFUL socks! See you all Saturday 🙂

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Check out the Holidays at the Balloon Museum!

Holidays Take Flight

8th Annual Family Day

Sunday, December 7, 11am-3pm.

FREE admission.

There will be a sing-along Holiday Concert with Susie Tallman & Friends that will have the the whole family raising their voices in song! Live holiday music that celebrates the season will feature the Enchantment Handbell Ensemble, local favorite Cielito Lindo de Juan Lucero playing New Mexico holiday music and the Manzano High School Choir caroling throughout the museum.

Holiday family activities include a visit with Balloon Pilot Santa (a crowd favorite and great photo-op), decorating balloon shaped cookies, making balloon holiday cards, ornaments and a remote-controlled hot-air balloon outdoors (weather permitting).

To make the day more festive, special holiday food and delicious hot chocolate will be available for purchase from Conchitas Creations Gourmet Food Truck.

A very special opportunity to share with those less fortunate and have fun doing it features Travelin’ Jack, the official mascot for the 2014 New Mexico Marines Toys for Tots Campaign. For the third year in a row, Jack (a loveable four-legged friend) will present a large donation New Mexico Toys for Tots. Jack will paw-ticipate by presenting over 500 children’s books to Toys for Tots. Those who wish to do so may bring new, unwrapped toys and games to donate to Toys for Tots.

Great live music!

11am: Enchantment Handbells

12pm: Susie Tallman & Friends, sing-along holiday songs.

1pm: Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music: NM holiday songs

2pm: Manzano HS choir roving carols

Stories in the Sky 

Story time celebrates the holidays with these great themes.


Every Wednesday (see exception below)

9:30am-10:15am and 11am-11:45am Free admission.

Stories, songs, movement and crafts. 

Geared toward ages 0-6, all ages welcome)

Wednesday, November 26: Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories and songs.

Wednesday, December 3:   Too Many Toys!

Wednesday, December 10: Hanukkah and Seasons of Light.

Wednesday, December 17: New Mexico Christmas Traditions

Wednesday, December 24: NO STORY TIME (Museum is open)

Wednesday, December 31: NO STORY TIME (Museum is open)

Wednesday, January 7:      Celebrate Winter!