In this teacher led activity, students learn about the history and science of hot air balloons and rockets through a slide presentation and video clips. Afterwards, students create and test their own balloon powered rocket.

Please note: there will be no museum employees or volunteers leading this program. We will provide you with the lesson plan ahead of time, and you will lead it by yourself. Materials to make the balloon powered rocket will be provided. 


  • Grade level: 6
  • Curriculum connections: flight
  • Price: $2.00 / student 
  • Program duration: 90 minutes
  • Format: teacher led activity
  • Maximum capacity: 40
  • Adult supervision requirement: 1 adult per 10 students; minimum 2 adults


  • Programs are available Monday - Friday during school hours
  • Balloons and Rockets is an add on activity that must be booked alongside a guided program.
  • Programs must be booked in advance with a minimum of a 2 week notice
  • Multiple class bookings may be available
  • Cancellations or changes to a booking are permitted up to three weeks prior to your program without penalty. Cancellations or major changes with less than three weeks’ notice will result in additional fees.
  • Programs must be paid for in full before or on the day of the program, a 10% late fee may apply otherwise

Please note:

To book a school program the group of students and accompanying chaperons must be participating in an organized field trip through an institution accredited by Alberta Education or an equivalent from another jurisdiction.  Click here for information on programs available to other youth groups.

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