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”.
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...
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...
Winding up for a big throw
Which team are your cheering for?
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!