Fall 2021 Balloon Museum Field Trip Form
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Planning Your Field Trip
Thank you for your interest in visiting the Balloon Museum. Please review the information below to assist you in scheduling your field trip. Press "NEXT" at the bottom of this page to learn about available programs.
Cost of Admission
● Children ages 5 and under: Free
● Youth ages 6 to 17: $3
● Adults: $6 ($1 discount for New Mexico residents with a valid ID)
● Senior: $4 (65+)
● Free admission: First Friday of every month and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Please note: The Balloon Museum does not host field trips during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Flying Bus Scholarship
The Flying Bus Scholarship Program provides free transportation and admission for Title I Schools in the Albuquerque Metro Area. The scholarship can be used for any of the field trip opportunities provided by the Balloon Museum. The program is sponsored by the Museum's Foundation.

Flying Bus Eligibility and Requirements:

1) Must be a Title 1 eligible school
2) Maximum capacity for the school bus for a field trip is 60
3) Must submit something to the museum after your visit to share your experience
(pictures drawn by kids, thank you cards, photographs, etc.)
4) Must complete a post-visit feedback form

If your group meets the requirements for a Flying Bus Scholarship and you would like to apply, please complete the brief application at the end of this Google form.
Scheduling Your Field Trip
Field Trips during the school year are conducted on Thursdays and Fridays. Programs typically take place from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Beyond this window, your group is welcome to stay and explore the museum independently. Field trip visits must conclude by 1:00 PM. The museum can provide self-guided tour materials and activity handouts for all groups.

Lunch Space
The museum offers a large patio and outdoor grounds for lunch. Indoor space is only available as space allows and if there is inclement weather. If you plan to eat at the museum, please bring your lunches. There is no cafeteria or snack bar to purchase food on site.

Sample field trip itinerary:
9:30 AM - School group arrives, split into two groups
9:30-10:20 AM - Group A participates in the Learning Activity, Group B receives a Guided Tour by docent
10:20-11:10 AM - Groups A and B switch
11:10-12:00 PM - Lunch outside on patio
12:00-1:00 PM - Self-guided tour of museum

Please complete the following Field Trip Reservation Request Form and a staff member will respond by the following Monday. If you have any questions, please email Katie Farmin at kfarmin@cabq.gov or call (505) 768-6027.
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