Celebrate the 2011 Season at the Hall of Fame’s Family Day on April 2 in Cooperstown

Live Music and Hands-On Activities Featured at Museum; Children Receive Free Admission

March 23, 2011
Family Day will take place on April 2 in Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Spring is here, and baseball is not far behind – which means it's time to celebrate in baseball's hometown.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum delivers the opening pitch of the new season with Family Day on April 2 in Cooperstown. The celebration will feature live musical performances, hands-on activities, crafts, and demonstrations throughout the Museum all day long. Kids under 12 will be admitted to the Museum for free that day.

Activities and entertainment will include: Musical performances by groups including SUNY Oneonta's A Capella Group Hooked on Tonics; baseball pennant-making craft stations; hands-on history stations throughout the Museum; live virtual tours of the Louisville Slugger Factory; and much more.

All events are included with Museum admission. A schedule of events for the April 2 Family Day is as follows:

10 a.m. Science on the Sandlot Demonstration: The Physics Behind the Game
Location: Learning Center, 1st Floor
Ever wonder why the sweet spot of a bat is so sweet? Or why the ball travels farther at Coors Field? Or how about why a curveball curves? Find out as we take a look at the science behind baseball.

11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Baseball Pennant Making Craft Station
Location: Learning Center, 1st Floor
Create your own baseball pennant!

12 p.m. Connect With Louisville Slugger
Location: Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Find out how a Louisville Slugger is made as we connect live with the Louisville Slugger Museum for a virtual tour of the factory and a lesson in bat making.

1 p.m. Musical Performance: Hooked On Tonics
Location: Hall of Fame Gallery, 1st Floor

2 p.m. Baseball Parks Coast to Coast
Location: Sacred Ground Exhibit
Go on a virtual tour of ballparks past and present in this interactive journey across America.

4 p.m. So You Think You Know Baseball?
Location: Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Test your knowledge of baseball history in this interactive game show.

Activities throughout the Day:

Hands On History Stations
Watch out for Hands-On History Carts making their way through the Museum during the day. These carts allow visitors to experience different eras of baseball's past in an interactive fashion.

For more information on Family Day, please visit www.baseballhall.org.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.