The Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum and Museum Shoppe will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 20, 2023, for upgrades to the museum’s roof. The museum will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. All front entrances to the museum will be closed during this time. While the museum is closed to the public, staff will be diligently working on two new upcoming exhibits that will open after repairs are completed!
The closure is part of the $1.5 million roofing project to replace all the cladding on the building that is currently underway. The museum opened in 2005 and is designed to look like an inflating balloon at the entry, including a fabric roof and an inflated balloon at the main 75 foot tall gallery. The towering roof allows for large balloon displays and exhibits, such as the Double Eagle II!
Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky will continue while the museum is closed! They will be held at the Golf and Event Center, located just north of the Balloon Museum at 9401 Balloon Museum Drive, NE.
Upcoming schedule of Stories/Music in the Sky during the Balloon Museum’s temporary closure:
- March 22 – Golf and Event Center
- March 29 – No Stories/Music in the Sky
- April 5 – Golf and Event Center
- April 12 – Golf and Event Center
- April 19 – Golf and Event Center
- April 26 – Golf and Event Center
- May 3 – Golf and Event Center
- May 10 – Golf and Event Center
- May 17 – No Stories/Music in the Sky
- May 24 – No Stories/Music in the Sky
We will have Stories/Music in the Sky on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at
9:30 am and at 11:00 am. We will also have Music with Maryse on Sunday, June 11th at 2:30 at the Balloon Museum. Please join us for music fun followed by a music craft!
The Balloon Museum Foundation will continue its work as well. Observation Deck Dining tickets for the 2023 Balloon Fiesta season will go on sale on April 7th. Mark your calendars to get your tickets for the best balloon views from the museum’s beautiful balconies overlooking Balloon Fiesta Park!
And, our Touch the Sky 2023 Balloon Museum Gala will be June 2, 2023, kicking off a year to remember as we raise money for outstanding education programming, a reimagined and improved theater, and events highlighting the upcoming Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023, during this year’s Balloon Fiesta!
While the museum is closed, please enjoy these behind the scenes videos and virtual tours and a look at the museum’s Collections.
The Balloon Museum will re-open on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Albuquerque’s award-winning Indie Folk François duo, Bebe La La, featuring singer-songwriter, guitarist, violinist Alicia Ultan and singer-songwriter, accordionist Maryse Lapierre, will be playing on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
Thank you for your continued patronage and support! We look forward to seeing you again in the museum on May 30, 2023!