Reason 1: Albuquerque’s Annual Balloon Fiesta
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located in the “World Capital of Ballooning” and the annual Balloon Fiesta is known as the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The first launch happened in 1972 and has since become a well-known event which attracts pilots and visitors from around the world to journey to the Southwest to participate in the festivities. If this event isn’t already on your bucket list make sure to pencil it in today.
Reason 2: Award Winning Programs
The Albuquerque International Balloon Museum has an array of programs for all ages with Science in the Sky, the Flying Bus Program and hosting Citizen Science lectures. Voted “Best Storytime” by Albuquerque the Magazine in their annual poll for four years straight confirms the notable experience visitors are having. The Museum has the most extensive collection of ballooning and lighter-than-air artifacts in the world, and hit a major milestone in Fiscal 2015 with over 100,000 visitors last year. Enjoy a day out with the family at the Museum this year, oh and on a side note – Sunday’s are always FREE until 1pm.
Reason3: Leader in S.T.E.M Education Initiatives
The most ambitious installation slated for 2016 at the Balloon Museum is The Weather Lab. This new science-based, interactive, immersive permanent meteorology experience will be a major step in transforming the Museum into a center for S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and engagement. The current crowdfunding campaign has garnered international support but is still in need of more donors backing. Take time to donate to the Museum’s crowdfunding campaign as well as spread the word about the exciting exhibit scheduled to open this year.
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