The Observation Deck
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
Offering the best views from above the crowds, delicious dining, VIP amenities, and access to the Balloon Museum and Balloon Fiesta Park, the Observation Deck is the best way to experience Balloon Fiesta.
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|2023 DATES OF OPERATION|
Saturday, Oct. 7 – Breakfast, Dinner
Thursday, Oct. 12 – Breakfast, Dinner
There is a 6.8% + 99c per ticket processing fee charged for each purchase, a 3.4% credit card transaction fee added to the price of each item.
Prices are subject to change.
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The Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 85-0323409. Forty (40%) of your event tickets are tax deductible. Please keep a copy of your receipt for your records.
Please read carefully.
The Observation Deck is held RAIN, SHINE OR WIND. The meals and activities at the Observation Deck and the Balloon Museum proceed for all sessions regardless of balloon flight status. Sales are final. Refunds or cancelations are not given based on the flight status of the hot air balloons.
Balloon Fiesta® Sessions are the balloon flying events or balloon glows that occur at Balloon Fiesta Park during Balloon Fiesta. There are 14 Balloon Fiesta Sessions, nine morning sessions and five evening sessions.
A Museum Dining Event is the ticketed viewing and dining event held at the Balloon Museum while overlooking the neighboring Balloon Fiesta Sessions, The Museum Dining Events are presented by the Balloon Museum Foundation. The Museum Dining Events are held simultaneously during the Balloon Fiesta Sessions. Museum Dining Events tickets are good for one session.
Canceled Museum Dining Event
While the weather may occasionally prohibit a ballooning session from taking place, it is rare that Museum Dining Events at the Balloon Museum will be closed entirely. The Museum Dining Event is primarily indoors allowing it to occur rain or shine. If the Balloon Fiesta Park or the Balloon Museum area is deemed unsafe by weather or world event and by Safety Officials, or the area has been damaged by weather and management determines that it is not hospitable for service, Museum Dining Events may be canceled.
If AAIBMF cancels a Museum Dining Event, the following options are available:
- Transfer of tickets to the next available session. Museum Dining Events are often sold out, but if there are available tickets, we can transfer you to another viewing event.
- Refund. If you are unable to attend another Museum Dining Events session and if due to extreme weather or world events and access to the Balloon Museum is not possible as determined by AIBF or City of Albuquerque, your tickets may be refunded.
For any questions about your Museum Dining Events visit email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at (505) 880-0500.
If parking passes have been mailed or delivered to ticket purchaser, additional parking passes will not be issued.
Observation Deck Tickets include one parking pass for every four tickets purchased.
A Parking Pass is required to park at the Balloon Museum during Museum Dining Events. PLAN TO HAVE YOUR PARKING PASS AT LEAST 12 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SESSION.
A hard-copy, individualized parking pass will be mailed at no additional charge via USPS first-class mail for orders received through Sept. 25
- Will-Call at the Balloon Museum Gift Shoppe (No charge) during these hours:
- Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 7 – 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- USPS Priority Shipping ($11.05)
- Sept. 26 – Oct. 3 Only
- Allow 5 business days for Priority shipping option
- Use a Courier Service. Please note that we cannot guarantee service by independent businesses. If you opt to hire them for delivery, you will be hiring them directly, and not through the Balloon Museum.
- Metrolink Courier, Inc., Mark Migliaccio, (505) 271-8868, email@example.com. Call for pricing.
Lost, forgotten or stolen parking passes cannot be replaced but you may purchase a replacement pass by calling (505) 880-0500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The parking pass is good for the Balloon Museum Lot only. Each parking pass has a map of how to drive to the Balloon Museum Lot. Please follow closely as traffic patterns are specific during Balloon Fiesta season.
The Balloon Museum Lot Parking is connected to the Balloon Museum. ADA parking spaces are available for those with a valid tag. If you do not have a Museum Lot parking pass, follow the parking attendant instructions to park in the Balloon Fiesta lots. Please note, some Balloon Fiesta parking lots are quite a walking distance from the Balloon Museum.
Albuquerque, NM 87113