The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host its Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, with family-friendly activities throughout the day in the museum.
Beginning at 1 p.m., all visitors will be given access to the museum free of charge in exchange for a donation of five non-perishable healthy food items or an unwrapped toy, according to a media release. All donations will support Opportunities for Otsego and the Cooperstown Food Bank.
Events in the Museum on Saturday, Dec. 7, include:
• Throughout the Day — Cooperstown Elementary School Design a Toy Project (Library Atrium, first floor);
• Toy prototypes designed and built by Cooperstown Elementary School students will be on display as part of the Design a Toy project, in conjunction with the school’s Family STEAM initiative;
• 1 p.m. — Holiday craft area (Learning Center, first floor). Visit the holiday craft area in the Learning Center and make a baseball-themed Christmas tree. Deck the tree out to celebrate your favorite team;
• 2 p.m. — Holiday performance by the Pathfinder Village Bell Choir (Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, first floor). Pathfinder Village is a community in Edmeston, dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome. Light refreshments will be served after the performance and visitors will be able to meet members of the bell choir.
All activities are included with museum admission. For more information, call 607-547-7200.
The museum observes hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. Regular ticket prices are $25 for adults (13 and over), $20 for seniors (65 and over) $15 for juniors (ages 7-12) and $18 for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations. Members are always admitted free of charge, and there is no charge for active military, career 20-year retired military personnel and children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit baseballhall.org.