Take a Spring Break while School’s Out at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Museum Offers Break Week Programs for Visitors April 14-18

April 09, 2014

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The start of the 2014 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 Spring Break Week fun for the whole family April 14-18 in Cooperstown. 

With many schools in the Northeast on break the week of April 14-18, Museum visitors can compete in baseball knowledge game shows, celebrate the timeless fun of baseball cards and watch the story of Jackie Robinson’s courageous path to the big leagues on the big screen. 

The Museum will join all of baseball in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday, April 15, as we honor the anniversary of Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the big leagues. Programs on April 15 in the Museum will include a guided tour of the Pride and Passion exhibit, a special screening of the award-winning film “42” as it portrays Robinson’s path to the big leagues, as well as programs for young children. 

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

Monday, April 14 & Wednesday, April 16

The Plaques of the Gallery

11 a.m.
Plaque Gallery, 1st Floor

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 Award exhibit on the first floor.

Create a Baseball Bookmark

12 p.m.
Learning Center, 1st Floor

 Make a collage bookmark for yourself or as a gift using baseball tickets and cards.

50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards

1 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

 An in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

Hands-On History

2:30 p.m.
Diamond Dreams exhibit, 2nd Floor

Stop by our Diamond Dreams exhibit on the second floor to learn about women in baseball through this interactive demonstration.

So You Think You Know Baseball?

4 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

Test your knowledge of baseball past and present in the Hall of Fame's interactive family game show.

Tuesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 17

Create a Baseball Bookmark

10 a.m.
Learning Center, 1st Floor

Make a collage bookmark for yourself or as a gift using baseball tickets and cards.

Curator Spotlight: Pride and Passion

11 a.m. (Tuesday)
Pride and Passion exhibit, 2nd Floor

In this curator-led presentation, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and our Pride and Passion exhibit.

Curator Spotlight: Picturing America’s Pastime

11 a.m. (Thursday)
Picturing America's Pastime exhibit, 3rd Floor

Explore the Museum’s new Picturing America’s Pastime exhibit in this curator-led presentation. The exhibit features stunning photos mined from the Museum’s collection of more than 250,000 original images.

50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards

12:30 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

An in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

Screening of the film “42”

1:30 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey is told in this award-winning film by Legendary Entertainment.

So You Think You Know Baseball?

4 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

Test your knowledge of baseball past and present in the Hall of Fame's interactive family game show.

Friday, April 18

50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards

1 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

An in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

Screening of the film “42”

2 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey is told in this award-winning film by Legendary Entertainment.

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.