Enjoy the Perfect Spring Break Getaway at the Hall of Fame during Youth Baseball Week

Museum Offers Break Week Programs For Visitors April 9-15, including Sibling Day and Girl Scout Day

April 06, 2012

COOPERSTOWN, NY – School’s out for many children during April break week in the Northeast, but learning continues in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Youth Baseball Week April 9-15 with educational programs for kids of all ages.

Families can compete in baseball knowledge game shows, learn about Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson, tour the Louisville Slugger Museum and recreate a historic broadcast during Spring Break at the Hall of Fame.

The Museum will host Sibling Day on Thursday, April 12, where siblings receive buy-one, get-one free admission at the Ticket Booth. Sibling Day also features an Authors Series program with noted children’s author Audrey Vernick discussing her new book “Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team.”

Girl Scouts can share special experiences at the Museum with Girl Scout Day on April 14, featuring programs highlighting the achievements of women in baseball.

All events are included with Museum admission. The schedule of events includes:

April 9, 11, 13

Connect with Louisville Slugger
11 a.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Ever wonder how a Louisville Slugger is made? Find out as we connect live with the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for a virtual tour of the factory and a lesson in bat making. 

April 9-11, 14

Making Airwaves
1 p.m.  
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor 
Help us recreate a historic radio broadcast in this interactive program that is fun for the whole family.

April 9-13 

So You Think You Know Baseball?
3:30 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Test your knowledge of baseball past and present in the Hall of Fame’s interactive family game show.

April 10-12, 14

Hands-On History Cart
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Second and Third Floor
Stop by our Hands-On History Cart throughout the Museum to learn more about the equipment used to play baseball, both past and present. 

April 10

Science on the Sandlot
1 p.m.
Learning Center, 1st Floor
Ever wonder why the sweet spot of a bat is so sweet? Or why the ball travels further at Coors Field? Or how a curveball curves? Find out as we take a look at the science behind baseball. 

April 12

Authors Series – Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
1 p.m.
Learning Center, 1st Floor
Noted children’s author Audrey Vernick visits the Hall of Fame to present a special program for families on her newest book. “Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team.” The program will be followed by a book signing.

April 14

Girl Scout Day
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum invites Girl Scouts to join us for a special day of fun activities. Throughout the day, the Museum will offer special activities and experiences for Scouting groups, including interactive programs on the history of women in baseball. Scouts can also spend part of their day completing the Hall of Fame’s Girl Scout Discovery Tour, earning a fun patch from the Girl Scouts of NY-PENN Pathways.

April 15

Jackie: Cross the Line!
11 a.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Actor Gregory Gibson Kenney portrays Jackie Robinson in a performance that will engage the whole family. Kenney will provide visitors with insight into Robinson’s life – from his youth in Pasadena, Calif., to breaking baseball’s color barrier. 

April 15

Roberto: Chat with an Angel
3 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Actor Gregory Gibson Kenney portrays Pittsburgh Pirate star Roberto Clemente in this family-friendly performance. Kenney guides visitors on a journey from Clemente’s childhood to his legendary career in Major League Baseball. This baseball angel tells a story of desire and determination that shows how he became one of society's most valuable players.

Seating for all events is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on these and other programs, 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.