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Upcoming Events

10/4/2014- 10/12/2014 Balloon Fiesta!
[posted: Aug 7, 2014]
November 13, 2014 2014 Paper Takes Flight! 1st Event
[posted: Aug 7, 2014]
November 18, 2014 2014 Paper Takes Flight! 2nd Event
[posted: Aug 7, 2014]

Whats New?

[posted: Aug 7, 2014]

Mark your calendar - Registration begins 09/1/14 and ends 09/15/14!

The Balloon Explorium, in observation of Montgolfier Week, is planning "Paper Takes Flight 2014". As it has for the last 7 years, it will be held at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 and Tuesday November 18th, 2014. We have mailed out postcards to the Albuquerque schools on August 7, 2014, so look for yours in the mail.

Like last year, because we are holding this event on two days, you will need to indicate your 1st and 2nd preference for which day you wish to attend. Please - all classes at the same school pick the same day.

We do need advance registration so that we can arrange for transportation and ensure that we can inflate and launch all of the balloons. This is necessary to ensure a successful event. Registration will open September 1st. We are inviting fifth grade classes in Albuquerque to register, construct tissue paper balloons and bring them to the Museum to fly at “Paper Takes Flight 2014”.

Our space is limited and like previous years we will again be using an online registration followed by a random drawing. If you are interested in participating in “Paper Takes Flight 2014” complete the online form by 5:00 pm on September 15th. You will be notified by 5:00 pm on September 19th if you were chosen and for which day. If you have questions, call 980-1922 or check here for additional information.

PLEASE read our FAQ page on the Paper Takes Flight page if you have questions.

Tissue Paper Balloon Kits Available

Are you interested in building your own Tissue Paper Balloon but didn't want to have to purchase a big stack of tissue paper to get a variety of colors? The Balloon Explorium has created a kit with just about everything you need. The are now available for purchase from the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum gift shop for $19.95+tax. Classroom sets of these kits are available at discounted rates. Contact the Balloon Explorium directly by sending an e-mail to .

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