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Staff, Auxiliary, and Volunteering

The National Balloon Museum is operated entirely by volunteers.  This offers many unique experiences for those who wish to volunteer or who need to fullfill a volunteer requirement.  Our volunteer experiences are available year round and on both weekends and weekdays.  Training is offered.  Some examples of the opportunities are as follows:

Special Events
National Balloon Classic
Hall of Fame Ceremony

Museum Greeting
Tour Guides
Audio/Video Technician
Grounds Maintenance
Gift Shop

If you are unable to volunteer at the museum due to distance or physical limitations, we do have opportunities that can be performed off site (from home).

Data Entry

To volunteer or for questions about volunteering and hours please contact Becky Wigeland at the numbers below.

Becky Wigeland
Office: 515 961 3714

Linda Nicholson
515 962 0289 (home)

Museum Hours
Regular Hours

Monday - Sunday 
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

(Additional hours available by appointment and for Tour Groups)

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

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

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

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Phone: (515) 961-3714 | Email:

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