Summer Programming Begins Monday, June 19 at the Hall of Fame
Daily Fun-Filled Events Scheduled for Museum Visitors
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs and special events throughout the year to connect fans with the game’s history. But starting today, the Museum’s Summer Programming Series begins – providing visitors with even more opportunities for baseball fun.
This year’s schedule brings back some traditional favorites as well as a few new programs. All programs are included with admission to the Museum.
The daily summer schedule, which runs June 19 through Aug. 11 but is subject to change, includes:
The Plaques of the Gallery:
Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour. The tour starts by the Buck O’Neil statue on the first floor.
BASE: Be A Superior Example:
This signature museum program is designed to give kids a chance to get active and learn more about the importance of fitness, nutrition, and character for athletes at all levels. This activity is outside and weather permitting.
Baseball and the Greatest Generation:
When America went to war in 1941, baseball pitched in. In this museum theater program, learn about the big leaguers who left baseball to serve their country, how baseball provided a welcome diversion on the home front, and how thousands of fans turned out to see women play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Ever wonder about the history of the ballpark? Join us for a special museum theater program as a ballpark architect discusses iconic ballparks of the past and famed stadiums of the present. Be sure to share your favorite ballpark stories, too!
Mining for Talent:
Drop by our cart on the second floor and test your ability to sift through data and identify baseball talent. Hall of Fame staff will present you with several scouting reports of some of baseball’s all-time greats, with one catch: All details identifying each future star will be removed. The challenge: Choose future stars to build your team around.
The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, it’s going, going, gone! This interactive program allows visitors to recreate and record the dramatic homerun call of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run. Fun for the whole family!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Join us for a special Museum Theater program as a newsboy from New York City discusses Murderer's Row: The amazing 1927 New York Yankees.
Hear the stories behind the artifacts as a Hall of Fame staff member gives you an up-close look at artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Locations throughout the Museum.
Open Hours in the Learning Center:
The Hall of Fame’s Learning Center, located on the Museum’s first floor, will be open to the public. This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection as well as engaging activities and projects.
So You Think You Know Baseball?
Test your knowledge of baseball history in this interactive game show. Make your way through nine 'innings' of questions, and win a commemorative Hall of Fame gift.
Visit with a Vendor:
Hot Dogs! Peanuts! Cracker Jack! The players get all of the attention, but the vendors hawking their goods in the stands have become an integral part of the ballpark experience. Join a ballpark vendor to learn about business at the ballpark in this museum theater program.
Programs rotate on a daily basis. Schedules are posted at the Museum’s Ticket Booth.
Summer at the Hall of Fame also features family-friendly events such as the July 11 All-Star Gala in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery and the July 28-31 Induction Weekend, featuring the induction of Class of 2017 members Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Iván Rodríguez, John Schuerholz and Bud Selig. For more information on events at the Baseball Hall of Fame, please visit www.baseballhall.org/events.