We offer two programs Every Wednesday for pre-k through first grade students, Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky. Young visitors to the Balloon Museum will enjoy stories, music, and movement. Each week offers new excitement and learning and an opportunity to explore the Balloon Museum.Each program has two sessions, and each session is followed by a craft activity. Visitors to Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky will receive free admission to the museum and are invited to arrive before their session or stay after their session to tour the museum or enjoy the museum grounds. All tours are self-guided. Read below for more information on our two programs:
Stories in the Sky Pre-K - First GradeEvery Wednesday - Session 1: 9:30, Session 2: 11:00 Group size capacity (including children and adults): ~60FREE stories, songs, games, and crafts. Led by teacher and storyteller, Laurie Magovern who brings stories to life with her inviting and enchanting program. Different stories and activities are offered every week. Voted Best Story Time by Albuquerque the Magazine readers!
Session 1 Session 2 9:15 Arrival 10:45 Arrival 9:30 Storytime 11:00 Storytime 10:00 Crafts 11:30 Crafts
Music in the SkyPre-k - First GradeEvery Wednesday - Session 1: 12:30, Session 2: 1:30Group size capacity (including children and adults): ~30FREE music instruction and play with local musician and music educator, Maryse Lapierre. Students are invited to sing, dance, and work with musical instruments in a fun and inclusive setting. Maryse shares music from around the world in multiple languages while incorporating movement, singing, and group interaction.
Session 1 Session 2 12:15 Arrival 1:15 Arrival 12:30 Music 1:30 Music 1:00 Crafts 2:00 Crafts
In order to assure the best experience for your group and the general public who attend our programs, we do have a limit to the size of the groups that attend each of our programs. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. If your group is slightly larger than the capacity listed above (60 people for Stories in the Sky, 30 for Music in the Sky), just let us know and we may still be able to accommodate you.Groups should provide at least one adult chaperone for every ten students.
PLEASE NOTE: The Balloon Museum does not host field trips during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Below are the weekly Stories in the Sky and Music in the Sky Themes for August-December 2018 (subject to change):
August 22nd - Farm and AnimalAugust 29th - Trees
September 5th - Grandparent's DaySeptember 12th - Celebrate New Mexico and Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 19th - RedSeptember 26th - Fall & Seasons
October 3rd - International StoriesOctober 10th - Balloon FiestaOctober 17th - MonstersOctober 24th - Day of the DeadOctober 31st - Halloween
November 7th - "Now"November 14th - GratitudeNovember 21st - ThanksgivingNovember 28th - Native American Heritage Month
December 5th - Seasons of LightDecember 12th - Presents EverywhereDecember 19th - Christmas in New MexicoDecember 26th - Kwanza