Have a spooktacular time during Boo-lloon Mania at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
The event, which begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, will feature family-friendly fun, including a “doggie” pet parade, pumpkin carving and decorating, as well as a balloon glow if the weather permits.
“Folks will have an opportunity to create their own Balloonaria, and basically it’s a luminaria bag, but they can decorate it with a Halloween theme,” said Linda Hubley, operations and events supervisor at the museum. “We also have cutout bags with a Halloween stencil, and then they light up. We will have a pumpkin patch where they can come and select a pumpkin of their choice, and then they have the opportunity to either carve it or decorate it.”
Guests can immerse themselves in a Halloween-themed virtual reality station.
“It’s a 3D experience where they’re watching balloons launch and in the background are pumpkins floating around,” Hubley said. “It’s a virtual reality ballooning experience with a Halloween theme.”
Attendees can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the balloon museum. Whoever visits all the stations will receive a prize. There will be several community partners at the event who will have various arts and craft stations, which also will be trick-or-treat stations.