Step into a world of inflatable art as the Balloon Museum has flown into Atlanta this spring. From now through April 14, visit the Atlanta exhibition of the worldwide phenomenon. Located at Pullman Yards, a former industrial complex in the historic Kirkwood District of Atlanta, the experience is an art display unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Founded in Rome, Italy in 2020, the Balloon Museum invites visitors into a psychedelic world. The museum has hosted over four million guests worldwide since its initial debut. Over the last two years, the museum has expanded to offer more collections, designers, and architects all using the medium of inflatable art. Guests will learn the history of balloons from the 18th century, the science of their shape, and the artistry behind their designs.

Let’s Fly

The Balloon Museum is popping in Atlanta this spring

The Atlanta installation of the Balloon Museum is called “Let’s Fly,” and is a journey based on freedom, flight, and light. Stimulate your sense of sight, touch, and sound through various immersive works of art. Twenty different balloon installations make up the exhibit, including floating swings, a ball pit, and blown-up extraterrestrial creatures, among other unique forms of art. Seventeen international artists are showcased in different interpretations of gravity. Light, color, and visual effects drive the museum that can truly only be experienced by seeing it for yourself. It’s an Instagram-able experience that was made for posting on social media.

This installation of the museum, “Let’s Fly,” started New York City before heading to the Peach State. Next, it’s popping up in Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. This is the newest theme of the interactive museum, which has two other exhibits, Pop Air and Emotion Air. Both of those can be found in Italy, Spain, London, Germany, and Belgium.

The family-friendly activity is for guests of all ages. Purchase a ticket to “Let’s Fly” Atlanta. Tickets are $39 for adults and $29 for children. The full experience takes over an hour from start to finish. To protect the art, guests are required to wear shoe covers. For those worried about cleanliness, you rest assured the museum uses special machines and disinfectants on all elements which are touched.

Pullman Yards

Steeped in history and industrial charm, Pullman Yards is the perfect venue for the Atlanta pitstop of the traveling Balloon Museum tour. Originally built in the early 1900s as a manufacturing complex for the Pullman Company, the site has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, evolving into a local hub for arts, culture, and community events.

In addition to the Balloon Museum, Pullman Yards will host another popular springtime event for the first time. The annual “SweetWater 420 Fest” will be held at Pullman Yards from April 20-21st. The funky music and arts festival, presented by SweetWater Brewery, was previously held at Centennial Park in Downtown Atlanta, but has moved to Pullman Yards this year. Reserve your parking for the festival now.

Rail Park

The venue’s Rail Park is home to outdoor yard games and activities, such as pickleball courts and a roller-skating rink. They also offer two spring sports leagues, ATL Cornhole League and ATL Bocce League.

Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of Pullman Yards’ three restaurants, including the MICHELIN recognized Fishmonger. A recipient of the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand distinction, Fishmonger is a fresh seafood and oyster spot with a large patio, perfect for spring weather.

Make the most of your whimsical Balloon Museum experience without worrying about parking. ParkMobile is available at Pullman Yards and in the Pratt Pullman District for both reservations and on-demand parking. Spend your day in the balloons, not in the parking lot with ParkMobile.