Balloon Museum Presents S.T.E.A.M. Nights at the Balloon Museum
By: Balloon Museum
S.T.E.A.M. Nights at the Balloon Museum takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with a celebration of Elevation Station, the museum's new interactive, hands-on exhibition for the young and young at heart. Designed by a team of experts from Explora and Electric Playhouse, with help from Caryn Welz and ballooning legends, father-daughter team Troy and Savannah Bradley, this exhibit incorporates interactive gameplay with projection mapping, touch tables, immersive experiences, and hands-on exploration.
During this after-hours event, the Balloon Museum, along with partners Explora and Electric Playhouse will celebrate the new exhibit by hosting engaging experiences throughout the museum for visitors of all ages. Downstairs, you can visit the Elevation Station exhibit, catch one of two Air Under Pressure science demos by Explora, and try hands-on activities where you can investigate the math behind a hot air balloon pattern with mirrors and colors, engineer a paper balloon, or discover the power of air with wind tunnels. Upstairs, you can enjoy music from a local DJ, snap a selfie in a real hot air balloon basket, and learn about the science and technology behind interactive art through projection gameplay with Electric Playhouse. Visit the museum's lawn to see the radio-control hot air balloon light up the night or grab a bite from The Munchie Truck.
"We are thrilled to host this S.T.E.A.M. Night with some of our favorite partners – Explora and Electric Playhouse" Museum Manager, Nan Masland said. "You won't want to miss out on the interactive activities and performances!"
Tickets will be sold at the door, but space is limited. Pre-purchase your tickets at cabq.gov/balloon/
Named in honor of Albuquerque's pioneering aeronauts Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, the Balloon Museum opened in 2005 and has since welcomed over one million visitors from across New Mexico, the United States, and around the world. The mission of the museum is to inspire a spirit of exploration, discovery, and achievement through experiences that engage our visitors in the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning.