Generations Connect at Hall of Fame’s Family Day on March 31 in Cooperstown

Hands-On Activities Featured Throughout the Day at the Museum; Children 12-and-Under Receive Free Admission

March 14, 2012

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The connection is timeless, a bond formed from the passing of the love of the game from generation to generation.

Baseball has brought families together since the earliest days of the National Pastime. On March 31, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this bond with Family Day in Cooperstown as baseball fans prepare for the opening of the season.

Family Day includes hands-on activities, crafts and demonstrations throughout the Museum all day long, with children 12-and-under receiving free admission.

Activities and entertainment will include: Baseball pennant-making craft stations; hands-on history stations throughout the Museum; interactive demonstrations on the process of making baseball bats; the recreation of historic radio broadcasts and much more.

All events are included with Museum admission. A schedule of events for the March 31 Family Day is as follows:

Build a Pennant Workshop

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learning Center, 1st Floor
Stop by the Learning Center throughout the day to design your very own baseball pennant. Celebrate your favorite team or tap into your creative side and design your own team pennant.

Hands-on History Stations

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Museum’s second and third floor
Visit one of the hands-on history stations throughout the day to learn more about the equipment used to play the game, both past and present.

Connect With Louisville Slugger

11 a.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Find out how a Louisville Slugger is made in this interactive lesson in bat making.

Making Airwaves

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

So You Think You Know Baseball? 

3 p.m. 
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
Test your knowledge of baseball history in this interactive game show.

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.