Liberty Balloon Company offers a unique educational program for elementary and secondary schools. Our assembly Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons! combines the natural excitement of the balloon with a wealth of teaching experience. This science assembly will have kids in awe!

Our program Up and Away with Hot-Air Balloons consists of two segments, an illustrated presentation and a live demonstration.


Latest Reviews

Outstanding presentation, knowledge of subject, worked extremely well with our grades 3-5 students, all about safety. Just an outstanding assembly!
Tamara Altman - Secretary
Lightfoot ES
Unionville, VA

The program was amazing! We have a K-3 school. Lee provided an informative and entertaining lesson directed at the level of our students.  We were thankful that the weather cooperated and we were able to be outside. The students faces as the balloon went up were priceless! The presenter was organized and personable with students, staff and volunteers. The students went back to classrooms and immediately began writing and drawing what they had learned. I will highly recommend this assembly. We really enjoyed our morning! Thank you!
Michelle Hoesman-Teacher
White Hall ES
White Hall, IL

I can't tell you enough about how terrific the assembly was and all of the complements from the teachers (that does not happen often).  I will definitely be booking you guys again!
Melissa Smigielski - Teacher
Lake Noxen ES
Harveys Lake, PA

This was an awesome assembly. Captain Bob was great! He was very informative and so kind to our staff and students. We actually finished both assemblies 5 minutes ago and I couldn't wait to fill this out to express my thoughts. Our students who are mostly urban population rarely get to see something like this. They loved it so much; as well as my staff. Keep up the great work!
Gina Borea - Supervisor
Windsor Schools
Paterson, NJ

My students, staff, and I were just treated to one of your awesome assemblies, 'Wings of my Own.' The presenter, Mr. Teitsworth did an amazing presentation both outside and inside. My students were enthralled. The winds weren't 100% cooperative, but the pilot was able to fill the balloon almost to lift-off status. The students were excited to see this huge visualization and to learn about the history of balloon flight. Mr. Teitsworth was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. This was the best assembly we've ever booked. Thanks for offering us this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Dr. Kathleen Casey - Principal
Independence Jr. High School
Palos Heights, IL

Wow! The balloon was not the only thing flying high at East Elementary School today. I have not heard anything but positive comments about the balloon launch and the informational assembly. Your presentation was outstanding and very kid friendly for all ages. The pictures are great and I'm sure the news coverage will be impressive. This will be a day that our East family will never forget. We enjoyed your company and expertise. This will be a hard act to beat next year. We are already thinking about a new theme for 09-10.
Connie Pellmann, Principal
East Elementary School
Jefferson, WI

Captain Lee is an amazing presenter. He skillfully engaged and informed all 130 students about hot air balloons. Captain Lee was able to answer all of their questions while keeping in mind the needs of our special education population.  The students had an experience of a lifetime going inside the envelope and observing the mechanics of the basket.  I would highly recommend this program for any school looking for something different.
Kathy Martin - Teacher
Sayville Academic Center
Sayville, NY

Lee, the presenter, was excellent with the students.  He made the assembly informative and exciting.  He knew how to get and keep the audiences attention and made the transitions between the different parts of the assembly very organized.
JoEllen Clancy - HSA
St. Agnes School
Clark, NJ

Students and staff really enjoyed the outdoor inflation.  This was definitely an unforgettable assembly, a great way to kick off our fundraising, which pays for the assemblies.  It was a beautiful morning and there was not a breeze, so it was perfect.
Katie Vaccaro
Broad Street School
Nashua, NH

Captain Carroll was great with the kids. Even though the weather was not cooperating. The indoor assembly was great. The students were able to move throughout the various rooms/parts of the assembly and were really interested in the interior of the balloon. Most children will see a Hot Air Balloon some time in their life, but to go INSIDE one was a unique experience.
Elizabeth Kick
Big Tree ES
Hamburg, NY

Very happy with the presentation and the experience for our students.
Tonya Pike - PTO President
Fort Mill ES
Fort Mill, SC

It was awesome!  Lee was great with the kids. We expected him to be able to handle the balloon, but his ability to share with the kids was an added bonus.   My principal is sometimes hard to please, and even she was thrilled!  Thank you so much!!
Holly Dakin-Parker - PTA Programs Coordinator
McNamara ES
Baldwinsville, NY


The assembly was a bit out of the ordinary (in a good way!) and held the kids interest. The presenter, Lee, kept the content moving and was able to hold the kids interest without difficultly. We appreciated that there was a back up plan for any, size of room. While they weren't able to see the balloon inflated outdoors due to weather, the kids enjoyed going inside the balloon and seeing the burners in action.
Nicole Stifnagle - PTO
YALE School
Cherry Hill, NJ

Lee was FANTASTIC!!!!  He went "above and beyond" :)  with his presentation.  Our school is for special needs children, and the way he introduced them to the subject was unbelievable!!!!  {He should of been a teacher!!!}...  We would definitly have him back again!!!!  Even the adult staff learned things they never knew before!!  Thank you
Cheryl Lentini - Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
Montgomery Academy
Basking Ridge, NJ

This was a wonderful way to present the joy and wonder of hot air balloons!  It was a shame that we couldn't inflate outdoors, but it was still impressive to do indoors.  The students' responses were one of awe!  The presenter, Captain Lee was also wonderful. He spoke clearly and politely to the students.  What he had to say was interesting, engaging, and educational!
Christine Williams - AP
Round Hill ES
Washingtonville, NY

Today's hot air balloon assembly was fantastic! Mr. Teitsworth did a great job engaging the kids in the explanation of ballooning and in keeping their interest all through the demonstrations. As integrating real world applications of the science curriculum is essential to motivating kids to learn and appreciate science, this assembly was a great way to peak their interests and connect the curriculum to the world and to something concrete. The kids had a great time, and are very enthusiastic about flying...we will definitely be back for more next year!
Nadine Coletta - Science Teacher
John Glenn Middle School
Bedford, MA

Very professional in setting up the contract and in the delivery of the program. It was very entertaining, age appropriate and thoughtful in the way that it was presented in the two different shows.  The students had nothing but nice words to say and their attention to details from the presentation was everlasting.  This was an exceptional program for our students and highly recommended for other elementary schools.
Jewel Williams - Principal
Lightfoot ES
Unionville, VA

A wonderful assembly that was both educational as well as exciting and unique.
Lisa Lerner - Cultural Arts Chair
Burning Tree ES
Bethesda, MD

Amazing!!  Our students and staff have talked about this assembly for months!  It was a fantastic opportunity to share with our students.  I would highly recommend this presentation to everyone! We even designed our yearbook  this year after the assembly!
Patricia Sotero
Center Street Elementary School
Horseheads, NY

This was our second time having this assembly. Everything was perfect and well organized, and right on time. The kids as well as the teachers loved it! It was a lot of fun and very informative.
Patty DeLucci
St. Augustine School
Ossining, NY

I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful presentation at the Chapel School yesterday.  It was both educational and entertaining.  The feedback has been very positive from both staff and students. The "wow" factor of seeing the balloon inflate then going inside of it was an experience not soon forgotten.  Even the "jaded"  middle schoolers were impressed!  Thank you again for giving us all a unique experience and stimulating our interest in the art and science of ballooning.
Cynthia Brody - PTO
The Chapel School
Bronxville, NY

Presenter was very well organized, timely, and was able to be flexible with our weather conditions.  Students and teachers alike enjoyed his show!
Beth Stark
Weisenberg Elementary School
Kutztown, PA

The balloon pilot and presenter was fabulous.  He was very personable and connected with the kids at their level. He prepared three different age-appropriate presentations for the three age groups that attended the assembly.  The assembly was very informative but also captivating as the balloon was inflated right in our gymnasium.  I highly recommend Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons.
Dorothy Aschenbrenner - VP Home & School Association
St. Ignatius of Antioch School
Yardley, PA

This was once again a most excellent assembly!  Our students absolutely love it.  We bring this company back every other year and it is a wonderful start to the new school year!
Patricia Sotero - Principal
Center Street ES
Horseheads, NY 

It was agreat way to bring our school together at the start of the school year.  The presentations that followed were well-done.
Christine Breen - Principal
Broad Street School
Nashua, NH

Great experience!  Carroll did a great job talking amongst the different age groups, from 1st to 5th grade.
Cindy Brennan
Cedar Point Elementary School
Bristow, VA

Mr. Teitsworth did an excellent job at our assembly on both days.... He was prompt, friendly and patient with our students and staff.  I would highly recommend him for middle school assemblies.  The inflation of the balloon inside was informative and intriguing.....  I plan to invite Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons back next year!
Ursela Jones - Magnet Coordinator
Neal STEM Academy of Engineering & Design
Durham, NC

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