April Adventures Week

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

The start of the 2017 campaign is under way, and fans and students alike can experience the thrills of the new season as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents April Adventures Week fun for the whole family April 17 - April 21 in Cooperstown.

With many schools in the Northeast on break the week of April 17 - April 21, the Museum will provide daily educational programs for kids of all ages through Friday. Museum visitors can compete in baseball knowledge game shows, hands on history carts, and participate in guided tours through the museum.

These daily experiences are included with the cost of museum admission.

Monday, April 17th

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10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Open Hour in the Learning Center

This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection. Stop by and learn how the equipment and style of the uniforms have changed over time.

2:00 pm: Hands on History

Join us for a brief history of baseball equipment. This interactive display contains equipment that showcases the evolution of baseballs, bats, and gloves over the course of baseball history.

Tuesday, April 18th

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10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am: Curator Spotlight: Pride and Passion

Visitors to the museum can celebrate Jackie Robinson Day (4/15) by attending a special guided tour of the Pride and Passion Exhibit, led by a Hall of Fame Curator. This experience gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about the creation process behind our exhibits.

1:00 pm: Jackie and The Hammer

Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron both overcame racism in making baseball history. In 1947, Robinson received hate mail and faced death threats as he broke the color barrier. Years later, Aaron did the same in breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record. Swing by the Bullpen Theater to learn more about these and other heroes of baseball.

Wednesday, April 19th

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10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Open Hour in the Learning Center

This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection. Stop by and learn how the equipment and style of the uniforms have changed over time.

2:00 pm: Children's Story Time

Drop in to enjoy our favorite baseball stories. Stay for one story or for the whole program. Great for young children.

Thursday, April 20th

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10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

12:00 pm: Hands on History Cart

Join us for a brief history of baseball equipment. This interactive display contains equipment that showcases the evolution of baseballs, bats, and gloves over the course of baseball history.

2:00 pm: Roberto Clemente: The Great One

He was the first Latino to earn enshrinement in Cooperstown. Learn about the career and life of Roberto Clemente, a native of Puerto Rico who became a hero to all Americans. Swing by the Bullpen Theater to learn more about Clemente and other heroes of baseball.

Friday, April 21st

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Open Hour in the Learning Center

This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection. Stop by and learn how the equipment and style of the uniforms have changed over time.

2:00 pm: Children's Story Time

Drop in to enjoy our favorite baseball stories. Stay for one story or for the whole program. Great for young children.