Everything You Need to Know about the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Albuquerque is bursting with unique attractions of all shapes and sizes!  One of the most popular hotspots in this amazing city is the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, which educates the community about everything relevant to the realm of hot air ballooning, from the science behind them to how they were used throughout history.  Here, you can browse exhibits, listen to lectures, and attend events; opportunities for fun are endless at this engaging museum in New Mexico. Discover what this one-of-a-kind place in Albuquerque has to offer, then make plans to visit during your next vacation out West!  

All About the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Located at 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE in Albuquerque, the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum draws countless curious visitors every year to see their extraordinary exhibits with their own eyes.  The balloon museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with free admission on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  You can also enter for free on the first Friday of every month (except during the month of October).  

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Exhibits

Ever wondered how hot air balloons stay afloat, how they’re made, or how they land?  The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum has numerous exhibits to teach visitors all about the science and history of hot air balloons.  You can learn about the instruments and equipment needed to fly these colorful crafts, as well as how the weather, atmosphere, and altitude plays a key role in their flight.  They also have a variety of lecture series you can attend for further education, such as their Polar Ballooning Series about exploring the North Pole by hot air balloon, or their Stories in the Sky Series, designed for young visitors who love storytelling!  

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Events

This popular museum hosts a variety of fun activities, much to the delight of the community!  Some of the best upcoming events include the ABQ Folk Fest in June, during which guests can watch fascinating folk concerts and dances, and the Balloons & Breakfast and Dine n’ Glow Dinner, part of the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  

If you are interested in having your wedding, private party, or other formal event at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, check out the balloon museum weddings page to find out how you can rent this facility!

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Complete your getaway out West by staying in the finest accommodations possible!  Indulge yourself in some comfortable lodging by booking a lovely room in the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque offering great rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality.  Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque, such as the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, or simply relax in our shady courtyard.  Our hot, homemade breakfast in simply heavenly, and our beautiful property creates a peaceful environment.  You will love your time in our gorgeous inn in New Mexico, so check our availability and book your stay today; we guarantee this will be a dream vacation for you!

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