The inductees for 2013 US Ballooning Hall of Fame are Denny Floden of Michigan, Bill Murtorff (Deceased), and Clayton Thomas of Massachusetts. The induction will be July 28th, 2013, starting 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The Museum is having an Open House from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. We hope you will be able to join us for this wonderful celebration.
The National Balloon Museum dedicates itself to providing the public with a comprehensive understanding of ballooning and its history through its exhibitions and collections. The museum archives more than 200 years of ballooning, hosts 5,000 visitors a year (with 20 countries in attendance) and operates on more than 2,000 volunteer hours annually.
The National Balloon Museum is operated entirely by volunteers; and is funded by admission fees, donations, Gift Shop sales and membership fees.
The museum welcomes donations of ballooning related items suitable for exhibit. Please contact the Museum for details.
General Admission is $3 for age 12 and over. Visitors under 12 are free.
Group Guided Tour Fees:
Ages 5-18 is $1.00
Adults 18 and over $5
No charge for the bus driver and the group's tour leader.
Under age 4 are free
Tours must be arranged in advance.
Click HERE for details and on-line sign-up for a tour.
We can also arrange for a tour to National Ballooning, Ltd. a local balloon factory for an additional fee.
$5 for age 12 & up and $1 for under age 12. No charge for your tour leader and bus driver.
For details call the Balloon Museum (515) 961 3714. Ask for Tour manager.
We are closed the month of January for cleaning BUT all of our hours are flexible depending on tours and their availability.
Closed on these holidays:
Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve p.m., Christmas Day and December 26, New Year’s Eve p.m. and New Year’s Day.
SEE OUR SPECIAL STAINED GLASS WINDOW PROJECT! Click the picture below to go there.