Discover Cooperstown: Summer Programming Series
All summer long you can enjoy engaging programs each and every day at the Hall of Fame through the Summer Programming Series. Take a guided tour of the Hall of Fame Gallery, visit with a ballpark vendor to learn about the business of the ballpark, or get a close-up view of baseball's past with Artifact Spotlight programs.
A full listing of daily program offerings is available at the ticket booth each day. Program offerings are subject to change on a daily basis, but our 2019 summer lineup includes:
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 Major 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!
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!
Mining for Talent Interactive Cart Activity
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. This program is free with museum admission.
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.
Open Hours in the Learning Center
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.
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.
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 has become an integral part of the ballpark experience. Join a ballpark vendor to learn about business at the ballpark in this museum theater program.
For more information call (607) 547-0329.