Like universities, museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today’s Groupon to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Choose from the following options:
- For $4, you get admission for two (up to an $8 value).
- For $8, you get admission for four (up to a $16 value).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of gifts from the Museum Shoppe.
- For $29, you get a one-year family membership, good for two adults and all their children younger than 18 (a $60 value).<p>
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum pays heed to ballooning history with scientific and artistic objects and renditions of the sport’s milestones. Explore the story of ballooning with the museum’s exhibits that showcase more than 50 gondolas, including record-setting and scientifically important pieces, most accompanied by their complete balloon systems. Original oil paintings, photographs, and lithographs of historic flights line the walls, and memorabilia from the World War I era explores bombing balloons and plans for mocking opponents with giant inflated caricatures. Educational exhibits delve into the science of balloon flight with sample instruments and buoyancy examples, and activities such as science experiments and flying demonstrations put theory into practice.
The Museum Shoppe stocks shelves with memorabilia, ranging from collectible pins and patches ($1+) to educational toys and games ($1.99+), and balloon-themed jewelry to help patrons show off their hobby and pass themselves off as licensed pilots. A family membership grants two adults and all their wee ones a slew of benefits including free admission to the museum year round, a 10% discount at the Museum Shoppe, and a newsletter subscription.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum’s rates fluctuate based on age and New Mexico residency.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Ever since 1873, when human beings first broke free of gravity's bonds without the help of passing falcons, balloons have been used for everything from scientific discovery to recreation. At the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, visitors learn about world-record parachute jumps, notable female aeronauts, the tragic and triumphant history of the craft, and the use of balloons in wars ranging from the Civil War to World War II.
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113