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November 1, 2016 2016 Paper Takes Flight! 1st Event
[posted: Aug 1, 2016]
November 15, 2016 2016 Paper Takes Flight! 2nd Event
[posted: Aug 1, 2016]

Whats New?

[posted: Aug 7, 2016]

Mark your calendar - 2016 Registration begins September 1st and ends September 16th!

The Balloon Explorium, in observation of Montgolfier Week, is planning "Paper Takes Flight 2016". As it has for the last number of years, it will be held at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on November 1st, 2016 and November 15th, 2016. We have mailed out postcards to the Albuquerque schools on August 7th, 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 2016”.

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 2016” complete the online form by 5:00 pm on September 16th. You will be notified by 5:00 pm on September 23rd 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. They are available for purchase from the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum gift shop for $15+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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