Featured Events Spotlight

July 1-3, 2017
The 14th Annual Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s ORIGINAL Food Festival, will return to the Santa Ana Star Center. Experience the many varieties of BBQ and the “low and slow” cooking process that separates real BBQ from backyard grilling. Pork & Brew brings together the best food vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, local craft bee...
July 4, 2017
Join the City of Albuquerque at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day! Enjoy free face painting, inflatables and more fun kids' activities. Grab a drink in the Microbrew Garden, with local beer, wine and spirits. Browse a massive food court of more than 30 food vendors with sweet and savory selections or relax with a great view of a...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Event Details

Exhibition: Arctic Air-The Bold Flight of S.A. Andrée

"Arctic Air" explores the history and technology of the expedition, and it delves into who these explorers were, their experiences in the Arctic, the people in their lives at home, and the motivation for such a journey.

Journals of the crew, as well as photographs taken on the journey, tell a detailed story, one that the Balloon Museum presents in an immersive display.

The façade of the exhibition is a replica of the pre-fabricated balloon house, or hangar, that Andrée transported from Sweden and assembled on Danes Island in 1896.

An interior portion of the replica balloon house forms one of the exhibition's galleries. Another is designed to look like a late-19th Century parlor, while the third simulates an Arctic camp used by Andrée and the two men who joined him on the flight, Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel.