We explore the role of the game in society and help students and teachers to use the game to learn classroom subjects. The journey begins with school groups on field trips to the Museum, and expands by connecting to hundreds of classrooms outside the region over the Internet. We also host lesson plans and other classroom materials for teachers on our website.
On-Site Field Trips
Virtual Field Trips
Common Core Standards
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has received a legacy grant to support educational outreach to Central New York students. This grant will service under-resourced youth in our backyard, who otherwise may be unable to visit Cooperstown and access the Museum’s education programs.
If your school is interested in applying for a grant to help offset costs for a field trip to the Museum, please review the guidelines and complete the online application. Grants will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
For families, we help generations share their baseball memories and show that history can be fun. Museum visitors can participate in our fun public programs, families can complete a Discovery Tour together, while Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have special tours designed for them to complete.
The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers including research, photo archives, technical services, curatorial, membership, education, archives and collections management, recorded media, development, special events, programs and events, multi-media, publications, and public relations. In addition, interns learn and work in the company of baseball's best-known personalities during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony, held in Cooperstown each summer.
Steele Internship Program
Benefits of the Internship
Internship Positions Available
Questions and Answers
Anyone interested in accessing our vast archive of baseball history can start their journey by contacting our Giamatti Research Center. We regularly field questions and requests from children, students, casual fans, scholars, professional writers and media producers.
We host a variety of public programs featuring players, writers and historians, and also host groups interested in a variety of subjects.
One of biggest research events each year is the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.