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Fall Break Workshop at City Museums on Ballooning

September 20, 2014

Since the first untethered balloon flight in 1783, people have been fascinated with hot air balloons.  Nowhere is this truer than in New Mexico.  These balloons have become part of our culture; appearing in paintings and sculptures, driving a thriving tourist trade in balloon trips and inspiring the International Balloon Fiesta, bringing thousands of people to Albuquerque each year.

Middle school students are invited to explore the importance of the hot air balloon in New Mexico with a workshop sponsored by the Las Cruces Museums on October 9 & 10, 2014.  In this workshop, we will examine the history of ballooning, discover the science behind how they fly and create a small model of a balloon for participants to launch in a special ceremony on Saturday morning.  Pre-registration is required and there is a fee of $30 per participant. The workshop fee includes two days of instruction by museum staff, all workshop supplies and lunch/snacks for Thursday and Friday and Saturday morning snacks.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575)522-3120.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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