Get Blown Away by Amazing Balloon Museum Pop-Up Art Exhibit in Atlanta, GA

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For a totally unique experience, the pop-up art exhibit at the Balloon Museum: Let’s Fly in Atlanta should be a must-see with your whole family! 

Thank you to the Balloon Museum for providing media tickets for this review. All opinions are those of the author.

The Balloon Museum: Let’s Fly is a pop-up art exhibit with lots of interactive elements that make for a really unique experience for kids – and adults – of all ages. Here’s what you need to know and why we thought this exhibit was just so surprising, fun, and whimsical!

Balloon Museum ball pit
Balloon Museum’s massive ball pit

About the Balloon Museum: Let’s Fly

There are only a couple of other Balloon Museum exhibits in the world besides the one in Atlanta so it’s a very unique experience and one you won’t find anywhere else in the country. 

The art exhibit opened in February 2024 and will close June 9, 2024. It’s located in Pullman Yards near downtown Atlanta. 

Balloon Museum
Balloon Museum

There are several installations in the museum itself that are interactive – think falling into a ginormous ball pit, trying to pop bubbles, pushing giant balls on swings, and a mirrored hallway. Other installations you cannot touch but are very neat to look at. 

The entire exhibit really seeks to push the boundaries of art as you know it and guides you as you step into the unknown. Prepare to be wowed. 

Our Favorite Exhibits

It’s hard to choose which exhibits were our favorite but definitely at the top of the list was the ginormous ball pit. This ball pit was just huge, bigger than a large swimming pool at a resort, and while you couldn’t jump in, you could get in and walk around or trust fall into it. It was so much fun! At the end of the session, there is a show that lights up the ball pit and includes background videos and balls that slide down from the ceiling. It was amazing. 

We also really loved the mirrored entranceway. I actually had no idea which way to go. It was like a cool illusion. 

Balloon Museum
Balloon Museum mirrors

There were giant swinging balls to push around and characters in a space fluorescent room that you could push over that shot right back up. There was a fun room at the end for selfies with different balloon-themed areas. We loved it. 

There is also a bubble installation where the room goes dark for a second and then lights up near the ceiling. The bubbles are then shot out and into the crowd of people. 

There is a Virtual Reality show as well, which is really fun and interesting. A neat exhibit is of a huge balloon that is bounced around a room and makes art as it goes. There is charcoal on it so you may get your hands a little dirty but it’s totally worth it.

Best Ages for the Balloon Museum

Literally, any age is going to love the Balloon Museum. When we went, there were adults and kids of all ages and we were all totally enamored by the experience.

We all loved walking around in the ball pit and being awed by the immensity of it. The bubbles were such a hit and the balls that hung from the ceiling that you had to push brought out the inner child in all the adults.  

Balloon Museum
Balloon Museum exhibit

This is probably the thing I loved about the Balloon Museum: that it was all a total, immersive, whimsical surprise around every corner. I forgot about everything else in my life for a while and just enjoyed the quirky, off-the-wall exhibits. 

There are no strollers allowed so if you do have a smaller child, you’ll have to carry them. 

Need to Know about the Balloon Museum

Here are some tips on how to best enjoy the Balloon Museum: Let’s Fly in Atlanta: 

  • The exhibit closes June 9, 2024, so you’ll need to go before then. 
  • No strollers or large bags are allowed. There is an area for coat check and a place to leave your stroller. 
  • There is no shade when you’re in line to get into the museum so bring a hat and wear sunscreen. 
  • Parking is paid. It’s $7/hour and weekends and $6/hour on weekdays. 
  • You have to purchase your ticket online and they are timed tickets. 
  • There are some parts of the exhibit that have warnings for those with epilepsy. You can skip those sections if needed.
Balloon Museum
Balloon Museum fun!

Visiting the Balloon Museum 

Tickets to the Balloon Museum are $39/adults, $29/ages 4-12, and free for kids ages 3 and under. If you sign up for their email newsletter, you’ll likely get a discount code. 

Allow for a little over an hour to go through the museum. You can take as many photos and videos as you like but the employees will be moving you through the exhibits so you cannot just hang out at any specific one. 

Stay Near the Balloon Museum

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Balloon Museum: Let’s Fly
225 Rogers Street, NE, Atlanta, GA
Balloon Museum Website

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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