Up Up and Airborne
My advice is: Don't tell the kiddos they might learn something. Just explain that Science in the Sky, this summer's series of science-themed learning trips to the Balloon Museum (9201 Balloon Museum NE) will involve fun goodies like balloons, bubbles and rainbows. Once there, the kids'll be having too much fun to notice all the math and science falling right into their brains. The new program's first event, “A House in Flight,” launches this Friday, June 14, with a presentation from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. that answers the question: Could that house in Up really get off the ground with a bunch of balloons? Renowned local pilot Troy Bradley will be on hand to talk about the house-flying story he filmed with National Geographic. A tour of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. will allow exploration of four stations around the museum. The event on June 14 is suitable for kids grades 1 through 6. Admission is $3 for local adults, $1 for children 4 through 12 years old, and free for children 3 and under. For more info, visit cabq.gov/balloonmuseum or call 311 or 768-6020. (Lisa Barrow)
Friday Jun 14, 2013
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Learn just how hard it can be to get a house off of the ground with hundreds of balloons. For kids in first grade through sixth grade.
Meet local, world record-breaking pilot Troy Bradley and hear his house-flying story that he filmed with National Geographic. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., there will be a tour of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, allowing exploration of four stations around the museum with museum docents and educators.