Take Me Out to the Museum – Family Baseball Day

At the Museum, our 4th of July was spent playing the all-American sport of baseball! We invited families to stop by and make their own baseball cap, design a pennant, play some baseball bingo, and even hit some home runs!

Check out some of the fun photos from our Baseball Family Day held in conjunction with the exhibition: We Are the Ship

Throw a home run

Throwing 2 balls at once - nice strategy!

Decorating a baseball cap

Just like baseball fans get foam-fingers to cheer for their favorite teams, we gave visitors the opportunity to decorate their own “foam”-finger!

Representing the pink team

What team are you cheering for?

Decorating a pennant for his favorite team

Baseball caps can be any color you want!

We were fortunate to have music studies students from TTU volunteer their time to play classic baseball hits, like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.

Future Bach?

Anyone have Bingo?

Did you throw a home run?

We were so lucky to have “Hitters Row” there that afternoon to play some baseball with kids, and teach them the proper way to hit and throw, too!

Winding up to smack that curve-ball!

One of the most fun stations was the “7th Inning Stretch” where kids (and adults) could participate in an obstacle course!  They had to spin around the bat 5 times, crawl through a tube, jump through a latter, and weave in-and-out of cones before racing to finish line.

This was so much fun to watch!  The kids had a blast!

5 spins around the bat...

High knees!

Even the little ones wanted to try the obstacle course

We let the big kids have some fun, too 🙂

It's a little harder for the big kids to fit through the tiny tubes...

Working as a family team to color a baseball cap

On your mark... get set...

Crawling through the tubes is a piece of cake when you're little!

There was also some sibling rivelry...

Nice hit!

Winding up for a big throw

Which team are your cheering for?

Practicing pitching

Looks like a fast-ball to me!

Looks like one for the blue team, one for the green team

Showing off her award-winning medal

Getting ready to hit a grand slam!

Check out that agility!

Wow, those pennants look great!

Future Babe Ruth

Playing some catch

Working hard on his foam finger

That's a serious hitting stance

Grand slam, out of the park!

Working hard to design a pennant

Picture with our baseball mannequin family

Go team, go!

In the afternoon, guests from the College Baseball Hall of Fame joined us for a Black College Baseball panel discussion, very interesting.

Black College Baseball Panel Discussion

Take Me Out to the Museum was a great success!  We hope visitors enjoyed playing some baseball while checking out our interesting travel exhibition: We Are the Ship.  We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Take Me Out to the Museum – Preview

Hey Museum fans!  Looking for something fun to do with your family over the 4th of July weekend?  Come check out our Baseball Family Day at the Museum!

Sat., July 2
FREE family event
11 am – 4 pm
Be sure to wear some baseball gear from your favorite team!
ALL ages welcome

Sneak peek of some of the fun to come for this weekend:

Some quick facts about Ms. Chunn, all-star pitcher

Baseball cap- check, Pennant- check

Make a pennant for your favorite team, create an award-winning medal, and design your own baseball cap!

Go Cubs, go!

Ball park-style food will also be available for purchase from Steak Express and Caprock AMBUCS MOB.

Hitters Row will be at the Museum from 1 – 3 pm to show kids the proper hitting stance and how to throw a baseball.

Questions?  Contact the Education Division:

Bedtime @ the Museum – “Baseball”

At this month’s Bedtime @ the Museum we learned all about baseball by reading Alex Rodriguez’s book: Out of the Ballpark.

Everyone gathered around to listen to Jessica read our story…

The batter steps up to the plate...

...and smacks a home run!

Next, we headed back into the classroom to make our own baseball pennants! Kids were given all different materials to use to create a unique pennant about their favorite sports.

What is your pennant going to say?

Which team are you cheering for?

Looks like she's a soccer fan!

Family teamwork!

Even Superman makes pennants!

Go team, go!

Ready to cheer on her team!

Ready for the game!

Rootin' for the orange team!

That is one very spirited pennant!

While working on their pennants, kids are given a bedtime snack, a cookie, and some juice to enjoy. We always have a blast at Bedtime and hope everyone will join us again in July!

Questions about Family Programs at the Museum of TTU?
Contact the Education Division to learn more: