Ticketing Highlights

3 tiers - 3 museum locations - 3 unforgettable experiences

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The Hilltop Terrace

Our most popular


Special pricing for groups of 10 or more.

The Hilltop Terrace

Optional Add-Ons

The Vista Greens

New casual level


Special pricing for groups of 10 or more.

The Vista Greens

Optional Add-Ons

The TopFlight Atrium

New ULTRA VIP level


Special pricing for groups of 10 or more.

The Atrium

General Information

Elevated Viewing Events

The Balloon Museum Foundation presents picturesque opportunities to enjoy the views of Balloon Fiesta above the crowds at the Balloon Museum. There are three tiers, three museum locations and three unforgettable dining and viewing experiences. The Balloon Museum is located directly south of Balloon Fiesta Park. It is approximately a 5-7 minute walk from the entrance to the Balloon Museum to the southern entrance of the Balloon Fiesta Park.


Elevated Viewing Events offer private areas away from the crowds that offer guests delicious food and spectacular views of morning launches, evening glows and fireworks presented by Balloon Fiesta.

The three tiers offer guests a choice of casual, mid and an ultra VIP experience.

Hours of Operation

Morning Sessions: 5:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Evening Sessions: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

(Food service ends 30 minutes prior to the close of each session.)

Balloon Fiesta consists of 14 “sessions.” A session consists of all the activities that take place during a certain time frame (morning or evening). The Balloon Museum hosts Elevated Viewing Events during most sessions and is priced per session. A separate ticket is required each session.

Base pricing for individuals for each tier

  • The Vista Greens $50 per person
  • The Hilltop Terrace $100 per person
  • The Topflight Atrium $250 per person

Youth (4-16) and Groups (10+ people) pricing is available, please inquire here


Children ages 3 and under are free. 

If you experience difficulty completing your ticket purchase, 

Please call 855-725-1824 for assistance.

Note: A $4 convenience (ticketing) fee is applied to all tickets sold.

Member Information


Current Museum Members can receive a 10% discount on adult tickets through October 1, 2021. Please email sam.kennedy@balloonmuseum.com to verify your membership and to receive a one-time discount code. You must request your discount code prior to purchasing tickets. We cannot refund the 10% once the tickets have been purchased. Some dates and ticket type exclusions do apply.

What's Included

Admission to Balloon Museum

Gourmet, casual or buffet meals (based on tier of ticket) Menus

Elevated location for viewing the launch field

Cash bar (Hilltop & Greens) Beer and Wine (Atrium) with 

Customized & optional add-ons for Mimosa & bloody mary packages.

Shuttle transportation to and from the Balloon Museum to Balloon Fiesta Park, when schedule allows

Dedicated bathrooms

Live entertainment during evening sessions at the Greens

Collectible Museum lapel pin

Please also see individual ticket options for a list of differences of the tiers.


You will print your tickets at home. E-tickets will be emailed September 1.

Elevated Viewing Event Packets will be mailed September 1 – September 21, 2021 

To Purchase: 




In person at Balloon Museum Shoppe 


  • The Topflight Atrium ticket tier is the only ticket level which comes with a Balloon Museum lot parking pass. For sales after 9/23, Parking passes must be picked up at Balloon Museum Shoppe prior to October 1. 

  • There may be a limited number of parking passes for sale individually for the Hilltop or the Greens, however supply is extremely limited. For sales after 9/23, Parking passes must be picked up at Balloon Museum Shoppe prior to October 1. 

Alternative transportation options are highly recommended to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Each method has different drop-off locations and costs. But Balloon Fiesta does a fantastic job of making many options available.

  • Park and Ride is an option which is provided by Balloon Fiesta. There are three locations around Albuquerque/Rio Rancho to park and then ride a bus to Balloon Fiesta Park. There are two east side locations (Hoffmantown & Coronado Center), these buses drop off at Balloon Fiesta Park, it is a 10 minute walk to the Balloon Museum from this drop off location. There is one west side location (Cottonwood mall), these buses drop very close to the Balloon Museum. It is a two minute walk to the Balloon Museum.

  • Bike Valet – there is a beautiful bike path to the Balloon Museum and Balloon Fiesta Park. Bike parking and valet is located on the Balloon Museum lawn.

  • Ride Shares.

  • DAY of Parking Passes – Balloon Fiesta sells day of parking passes on a first come first serve basis. There is ‘day of’ parking closer to the Balloon Museum. To access the parking lots closer to the Balloon Museum, you must approach Balloon Museum Drive from the west side (2nd street) heading east on Alameda, to turn left or right at Balloon Museum Drive. You can drive west on Alameda during ‘sessions’. If you approach from the east, you will be directed to parking lots on the north side of Balloon Fiesta Park, which is a 30 minute walk to the Balloon Museum.

  • Information regarding Park&Ride, Bike Valet, and Ride Shares, Day of Parking Passes can be found at www.balloonfiesta.com

For Topflight Atrium Parking Passes:

  • A hard-copy, individualized parking pass will be mailed via USPS September 1-September 21.

  • After September 21, please pick up your packet at the Balloon Museum Shoppe.
  • Lost or stolen parking passes cannot be replaced but you may purchase a replacement pass by calling 505-880-0500 or emailing contact@balloonmuseum.com

ADA Information

  • The Topflight Atrium level is indoors upstairs in the Balloon Museum. The museum and all indoor areas including the balcony are ADA accessible. Indoor museum restrooms are available. 

  • The Hilltop Terrace is outdoors on the Balloon Museum lawn. Travel from the parking lot or certain bus drop off spots to the dining area ADA accessible. There are many wide sidewalks to and from the Balloon Museum. The tent and terrace are on grass. The tent and terrace will have various heaters in strategic locations. There will be porta-potties and access to the indoor museum restrooms. 

  • TheVista Greens is outdoors on the Balloon Museum lawn. Travel from the parking lot or certain bus drop off spots to the dining area ADA accessible. The tent and terrace are on grass. There will be porta-potties and access to the indoor museum restrooms.
  • The Balloon Museum and its exhibitions and gift shoppe are ADA accessible. 

Refunds & Rainchecks

Please read our cancellation policy

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