ALBUQUERQUE, NM- Looking for a family friendly night out?The Balloon Museum offers Stories in the NIGHT Sky for all ages. Stories in the NIGHT Sky will feature original and traditional stories, special guests, music, movement and crafts. Families will enjoy time well-spent together in this beautiful setting.

For three years, the Balloon Museum has presented the award-winning weekly day-time program Stories in the Sky, and its strong reputation spread by word-of-mouth. Urged by dedicated families, the Balloon Museum will now offer an evening version of its popular story time on select dates.

Stories and art about the night sky and space will be featured on Thursday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. On May 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., will feature stories and songs about the triumphs and trials of going to bed. Designed by the Balloon Museum's Curator of Education and story teller Laurie Magovern, families will enjoy different stories and activities at every session.

Families may bring their own picnic to eat outside before Stories in the NIGHT Sky or after till 7 p.m. Little ones are invited to wear pajamas. "Stories in the Sky is inviting and enchanting for kids of all ages," said Magovern. "I hope this will be a time for families to be together and meet others."

Starting on June 13, Stories in the NIGHT Sky will continue every other Wednesday night, from 6-8 p.m., throughoutthe summer in conjunction with live music presented by the Albuquerque Concert Band.

Families may also enjoy two daytime Stories in the Sky sessionsevery Wednesday at 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

For more information, call (505) 768-6020 or 311 locally. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required, however, if bringing a group larger than 10 please call in advance.

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is operated by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. For more information, please visit or call 311 or 505-768-6020. TTY users may call 711.