Balloon Museum organizes STEAM parties for all ages

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The Albuquerque International Balloon Museum recently launched its new monthly evening event, STEAM Nights, themed “Bubbles and Bubbly.” This month, STEAM Nights returns with more hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages.

Allie Burnquist, education and volunteer coordinator for the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, said the Explora Science Center and Electric Playhouse will join hands-on exhibits. “Downstairs we’ll have Explora and they’ll do their ‘pressurized air’ twice during the night. Then they’ll have wind tunnels, origami balloons, and even an activity where you can combine mirrors, colors, and shapes to create a hot air balloon design,” says Burnquist. “Upstairs, we’re going to have a DJ and an electric Playhouse. They are going to make some of their gameplay interactive.

TO SMOKE. Nights at the Balloon Museum will take place on Saturday, February 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will also feature Elevation Station, the museum’s new hands-on, hands-on exhibit for all ages. Tickets will be sold at the door but places are limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance online – $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and over, $3 for youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under .