Press Release

Big League Fun Exhibit Opens at The Strong® Museum September 26

Published September 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020
For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Batter up! Put the science and math concepts behind baseball into action when the Big League Fun exhibit opens at The Strong museum on Saturday, September 26. America’s favorite pastime comes to life in engaging and educational activities for the whole familyBig League Fun.

Enter the announcer’s booth and give a play-by-play call of real game clips by adding sound effects to your recorded broadcast. Root for your favorite Major League Baseball team by creating your own baseball card featuring your team’s logo. Step up to the pitcher’s mound and find out how to perfect your pitch or take on the role of an umpire to make the right call. Master your swing with a digital screen displaying the ball’s trajectory and swing count.

Challenge yourself to trivia questions, learn how to calculate batting averages, and solve physics-themed questions. Interview fans, coaches, and players using a camera and green screen technology. Create your own ballpark experience by using props and costumes. Solve math and literacy challenges to help sell tickets and concessions.

Take pointers from a virtual first-base coach and react to game scenarios with different strategies. Learn tips for best body and glove positioning to help get the ball in the catcher’s pocket and try out different simulated plays to see if you made the game-saving catch.

Presented in the Fidelis Care Gallery. Exhibit developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in cooperation with and the express permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.



Museum Hours: The museum’s fall hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. All guests, including members, must have a ticket to enter the museum. Learn more at museumofplay.org/play-safe.

General Admission Fees: Age 2 and older $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Hours: The garden’s fall hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Last entry is at 2:15 p.m.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for non-members, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage for free now through the end of July. Parking is $5 for non-members. Members can use one of their six annual parking validations during their visit. Once all validations are used, members may park in the garage for $5. More details at museumofplay.org/visit/directions-and-parking.