The global pandemic may have postponed and cancelled sporting events around the world, but thanks to The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York baseball fans can get a glimpse into what really goes on in the game. Learn about the science and the math behind the game with the Big League Fun Exhibit beginning September 26.
Visitors to The Strong and the Big League Fun Exhibit can see what it’s like to be a broadcaster by entering the booth and calling a game. Real game clips and sound effects complete the recorded broadcast. Create your own baseball card, complete with your favourite team’s logo. Throw a pitch from the pitcher’s mound, take a few swings in the digitally enhanced batter’s cage, make the game saving catch, or step behind home plate to see what it’s like to be the umpire and make a few calls.
For baseball fans who are looking for something a little less active; answer trivia and physics questions, learn how to calculate batting averages, or use the green screen technology to conduct interviews.
Missed out on the experience of going to a game this year? Visitors can create their own game experience at the ballpark with props and costumes including selling tickets and concessions.
Love playing armchair coach/umpire? Visitors can interact with the first base coach and strategize a variety of game scenarios.
The Strong is open daily from 10am to 3pm. Tickets and face coverings are required to enter the museum. Social distancing and limited capacity measures will be enforced.
Admission to The Strong is $16; members and children under the age of two are free.
Admission to the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is 11am to 2:30pm daily with the last entry at 2:15pm. Tickets are an additional $5 for non-members and $4 for members.
feature photo credit: courtesy of The Strong in Rochester, New York