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 Ohio's 529 Plan 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 for the upcoming school year on 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, tap out a rhythm to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in your very own Baseball Orchestra and finish with baseball story time in 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 are related to 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.