Safe at Home
For centuries, baseball has been a source of solace during some of the world’s most trying times. And now, the National Pastime is with us to help once again.
For so many of us, now is a time to stay at home, to help protect our health and the health of those around us.
While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s doors in Cooperstown may be closed to the public during this global emergency, there are still many ways for fans of all ages to learn the game’s history, explore its connection to global culture and experience the magic of the Museum from afar.
The Museum’s Education Department is offering free Virtual Field Trips, Curator Spotlights and Voices of the Game programs through live online events. Register to participate in these free virtual programs by visiting the Museum’s Events webpage. Archived versions of these programs can be viewed on the Hall of Fame's YouTube page.
An assortment of free lesson plans that use baseball to teach math, science, social studies and the arts are available for students from grades 3-12. All our plans are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Language Arts. Additional video guidance and information can be found on the Hall of Fame's Education Department Facebook page. Schools can continue to book Virtual Field Trips while the Museum is closed to the public.
Become a National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Virtual Volunteer and help us make historical documents more accessible and searchable.
We are currently transcribing our Correspondence Collection which includes personal and professional letters, military cards, thank-you notes and speech transcriptions relating to various subject matter that aids in documenting and describing the history of baseball.
Join now and become a part of preserving baseball history.
The Hall of Fame offers free printable activity sheets for baseball fans of all ages to complete at home! Activities include coloring sheets, baseball bingo and a Hall of Famer word search. We've also published recommended reading lists for baseball books that will appeal to students of all grade levels.