The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is open to students of all ages. Interact with the best of baseball! Try pitching from a regulation mound that's 60 feet, 6 inches away from the plate, then check your speed to see where you fall among the great pitchers of our time.
Listen to inside tips from the players. Stand so close to a 90-mph fastball that you'll swear you're in the Major Leagues! Test out a Reds radio booth to see if you'd like to be an announcer like Marty and Joe! Then, finish with a special visit to see the World Series trophies from 1975, 1976 and 1990, plus the Hall of Fame plaques honoring all the Reds legendary players.
"Extra Innings" education programs, presented by Duke Energy, are strongly recommended for all students who visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. These programs are designed to augment your classroom curriculum and are correlated to the Common Core State Standards.
- "Extra Innings" Programs, presented by Duke Energy
- Enhance your visit to the Hall of Fame and illustrate how baseball plays a role in history, mathematics and science curriculums.
- Planning a Visit
- Make an advance visit to the Hall to "scout" your field trip and prepare correlated lessons for your students.
- Schedule a Visit
- Get the details on how to book, available times, costs, parking availability, payments options and information on chaperones.
- Online Reservations
- Book your school field trip online.
- Important information regarding cancellations and contact information.
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum offers educational programming for pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade students. Participating in one of our "Extra Innings" programs, presented by Duke Energy, will enhance your visit to the Hall of Fame and illustrate how baseball plays a role in history, mathematics and science curriculums. Enjoy these fun-filled, lively and educational programs that are correlated to the Common Core State Standards. Please note that a minimum of 15 students is required to participate in an education program. Reservations are accepted beginning September 1.
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
- pre-K – 2nd grade | 30 minutes in length
- This is a wild and wacky introduction to the world of baseball! Learn baseball basics, shapes and colors as you build a baseball diamond for the Major Leagues. Use your imagination to make musical instruments out of baseball equipment, and then tap out a rhythm to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in your very own Baseball Orchestra! Baseball story time rounds out this silly program for baseball's youngest fans.
- Home Run History
- 2nd – 4th grade | 45 minutes in length
- Baseball has always been America's pastime, but it certainly has changed along the way! Huddle together in teams to play the Hall of Fame's version of "Baseball Jeopardy!" This quiz show-style game asks you to figure out how communication, transportation and events in American history have changed the game of baseball. A great experience that brings social studies concepts to life while having lots of fun!
- Build a Baseball Team
- 3rd – 12th grade | 90 minutes in length
- We need your help! In this math-focused program, you must work with your fellow students to create the next championship baseball team. Using budgets and statistics from Major League Baseball, compare players' strengths, weaknesses and salaries to assemble a nine-man team. Then, present your team in a "press conference" and use math to figure out whose team is the best! Who would have thought the economics and mathematics of baseball could be this much fun?!
- The Science of Baseball
- 3rd – 6th grade | 60 minutes in length
- What does science have to do with baseball? Does science really affect what happens on the baseball diamond? Become "baseball scientists" to find out! Grab a clipboard, pencil and lab sheet to help the Hall of Fame conduct experiments that test force, friction and air density. Discover the truth about science, and how baseball players couldn't live without it!
- Reds on the Radio!
- 3rd – 8th grade | 60 minutes in length
- Travel back in time to 1940, when the Reds won the World Series and radio reigned supreme! Evaluate primary-source documents to discover just how life in Cincinnati has changed over the years. Hear an early children's radio program, 1940s dance music and Game 7 of the World Series. Study other key documents, and then complete your visit by creating a primary source of your own: a Reds radio broadcast! Take your CD recording back to the classroom (one copy provided to teacher) and celebrate your own history!
- Marketing and the Cincinnati Reds
- 7th – 12th grade | 60 minutes in length
- Serving as a great enhancement to high school sports marketing courses, this program introduces students to sponsorship, advertising, and promotional elements associated with a professional sports franchise like the Cincinnati Reds. After a short presentation that exposes students to the major aspects of sports marketing, participants are tasked to design a creative marketing strategy surrounding a potential promotional item at Great American Ball Park.
Great American Ball Park Guided Tours
Great American Ball Park tours are offered to school groups as part of their field trips. This guided tour includes visits to the Press Box, the dugout, the seating bowl, Crosley Terrace, and the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. All tours will begin at the Reds Hall of Fame unless otherwise noted in your confirmation packet. Great American Ball Park tours are available during the baseball season and on select days during the offseason.
Planning Your Visit
- School Bus Parking
- On visit dates where there is not a day game, school bus parking is available on the ball park side of Joe Nuxhall Way (near the rose gardens) or on Mehring Way, which is south of Great American Ball Park. Buses may drop off students at the main entrance of the Hall of Fame, which is accessed on Joe Nuxhall Way. Buses can then go south on Joe Nuxhall Way and then turn left at the Mehring Way intersection. Bus drivers must be available to relocate school buses at all times in case of emergency. Parking on Joe Nuxhall Way/Mehring Way is free of charge to school bus transportation only. Private vehicles may park in the Central Riverfront Garage (beneath The Banks/Hall of Fame) for $9.00 per car.
- Student groups may use the Reds Hall of Fame's outdoor picnic tables at no extra charge, but teachers must make arrangements to use this space in advance (with the Education Manager). Tables are outdoors and are weather dependent, so students should dress accordingly. Groups must clean up all garbage and debris, using trashcans that are provided. Non-refrigerated space is also provided to store lunches and coats while groups are in the Reds Hall of Fame. Please note that glass bottles, aluminum soda cans and hard-sided coolers are strictly prohibited. Plastic bottles are permitted.
- Chaperone Requirements
- One adult chaperone or teacher is required per 10 students. Chaperones must be prepared to lead their groups through the Reds Hall of Fame galleries, as tours are self-guided. In addition, please alert chaperones that "Extra Innings" programs, presented by Duke Energy, may require teacher and chaperone assistance. Please divide students into groups and assign chaperones before arriving at the Reds Hall of Fame.
- Visiting the Team Shop
- Students may also visit the Reds Team Shop by Majestic (adjacent to the Reds Hall of Fame) with adult supervision. Please mention your plans to visit the shop when making your reservation.
- "Scout" the Reds Hall of Fame in advance
- Teachers are welcome to pay an advance visit to the Reds Hall of Fame at no charge to "scout" their field trips and prepare correlated lessons for their students. Please present one of the following at the ticket desk: a copy of a teacher's union card, paycheck stub, school identification card or a letter from your school principal on school letterhead.
Scheduling your visit
Admission prices for each component of your field trip are as follows:
- Reds Hall of Fame self-guided tour: $3 per student and $5 per adult
- Great American Ball Park guided tour (includes Reds Hall of Fame admission): $5 per student and $7 per adult
- "Extra Innings" Education Program, presented by Duke Energy: $2 per student. No extra charge for adults.
Please note that a Hall of Fame tour ticket may be purchased individually, but a Great American Ball Park tour automatically includes a Hall of Fame tour. Cash, major credit cards, or checks are accepted. If using a purchase order, please submit a copy of the purchase order to the Education Manager in advance of your visit. Checks and purchase orders should be made out to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
For groups attending the Hall of Fame during a day game, ballpark tours may not be scheduled. However, your group may schedule Hall of Fame tours or education programs in advance by calling the Education Manager at 513.765.7922.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. To make reservations for your visit, please contact (513) 765-7922, or book online below.
The museum's six educational program offerings are also available to be presented in your classroom. The program content is identical to what students would receive during a visit to the museum, but a museum educator brings the experience directly to your school. Programs can be delivered in a single day or over multiple visit dates, and they can be presented to individual or combined classrooms.
Outreach program costs are dependent on your school's distance from the Reds Hall of Fame, and fees are as follows:
- $3 per student per program for schools located less than 30 miles from the Reds Hall of Fame
- $4 per student per program for schools located more than 30 miles, but less than 50 miles, from the Reds Hall of Fame
- $5 per student per program for schools located more than 50 miles from the Reds Hall of Fame
The above prices also include a complimentary Reds Hall of Fame and Museum admission ticket for each student who participates in an Outreach education program.
AVAILABILITY & SCHEDULING
Outreach programs are available from June through March, with openings on select dates in April and May.
To register for programs, check on program availability, or gather more detailed information, please call 513.765.7922.
Non-School Program Reservations
For summer fields trips, YMCA, and other non-school related outings please call 513.765.7922 to book your reservation.
Cancellations must be made within 48 hours (two business days) of your field trip, except in cases of inclement weather. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in a $25 service fee. To make a cancellation, please contact (513) 765-7922.