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Childrens Learning Center

The Museum's Learning Center provides a learning environment for children, youth and adults. It includes a "Book Basket"
filled with cushions covered with balloon fabric where children can sit and read a book about ballooning.
It also has places to color balloon pictures.

A special feature is a video game called "Hot Air Pilot" which allows older children and adults to fly a virtual hot air balloon.

There is a balloon basket in the Children's Learning Center which people can walk into and get their picture taken.

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, 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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