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Membership

The National Balloon Museum is operated entirely by volunteers; and is funded by admission fees, donations, Gift Shop sales and membership fees.

Your membership contribution will help assure the museum's continued operation and will help to make possible future enhancements of the museum programs and facilities. You will also enjoy special membership privileges. See below to find out how you can become a member and what membership benefits you will receive.

Balloon Watcher/Museum and BFA Member

$25 ANNUALLY

Member Benefits:

  • Membership Card
  • Pin (first time members only)
  • Museum Airwaves Newsletter
  • 2 guest passes each year
  • 10% discount on purchases at the Museum Gift Shop (Excluding National Balloon Classic merchandise)
  • Upgrade to a Museum and BFA member for $30 more
Friend of the Museum
$75 ANNUALLY

Member benefits:
  • All the benefits from being a Balloon Watcher
  • 4 guest passes each year
  • 15% discount in the Museum Gift Shop (Excluding National Balloon Classic Merchandise)
Museum Patron
$100 ANNUALLY

Member Benefits:
  • All of the benefits from being a Balloon Watcher
  • 6 guest passes each year
  • 20% discount in the Museum Gift Shop (Excluding National Balloon Classic Merchandise)
Life Patron
$2,500 

Membership Benefits:
  • All of the benefits from being a Balloon Watcher
  • Free Admission for all guests
  • 25% discount in the Museum Gift Shop (Excluding National Balloon Classic Merchandise)
Corporate Sponsorship

$400 ANNUALLY

$10,000 LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Member Benefits:

  • Membership Card
  • Pin (first time members only)
  • Museum Airwaves Newsletter
  • Unlimited free admission to the museum
  • 10% discount on purchases at the Museum Gift Shop (Excluding National Balloon Classic Merchandise.)
  • Displayable Membership Certificate
  • Public listing in Museum, newsletter, and website
  • Free use of the museum facilities once each year.
Membership Application
To become a member, click here to download our printable Member Application Form PDF.  Once completed, print your application and mail to:

National Balloon Museum
PO Box 149
Indianola, IA  50125
Museum Hours
Regular Hours
Stop in for a cool air-conditioned activity this weekend!

Open Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
and Sunday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Closed December 24, 25 and 26 and the month of January & February


Closed all major holidays, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day


For information on holidays observed and additional hours by request, visit our Visitor Info page.

National Balloon Museum and Ballooning Hall of Fame | 1601 N. Jefferson Way (Highway 65/69 North) | P.O. Box 149, Indianola, IA 50125-0149
Phone: (515) 961-3714 | Email: museum@nationalballoonmuseum.com

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