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The Touch the Sky 2023 Balloon Museum Gala kicks off a year to remember as we raise money for outstanding education programming, a reimagined and improved theater, and events highlighting the upcoming Annular Eclipse.

October 14, 2023, 10:35 a.m., Albuquerque, New Mexico will be one of the best places on the planet to witness the rare astronomical event — the annular solar eclipse. Working with NASA & NOAA, the Balloon Museum will host special viewing opportunities and educational presentations during Balloon Fiesta 2023. Attend the gala to support and learn more.

You won’t want to miss one of New Mexico’s most starry-eyed gatherings to kick off the celestial celebrations.

Help us reach for the stars with glowing skylines and philanthropy!

The Balloon Museum Foundation presents this annual fundraising gala to support the exhibitions and educational efforts of the Balloon Museum in addition to the Balloon Museum Foundation. This gala is vibrant and joyful, bringing together the museum’s biggest cheerleaders. While we certainly do not anticipate any changes, times predicate that we must share that this event and all Foundation events are subject to change and cancellation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Inquiries:
Contact Laurie Magovern,, 505.880.0500