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COOPERSTOWN – The start of the 2014 campaign is under way, and fans and students alike can experience the thrills of the new season as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents Spring Break Week fun for the whole family April 14-18 in Cooperstown.

With many schools in the Northeast on break the week of April 14-18, Museum visitors can compete in baseball knowledge game shows, celebrate the timeless fun of baseball cards and watch the story of Jackie Robinson’s courageous path to the big leagues on the big screen.

The Museum will join all of baseball in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday, April 15, as we honor the anniversary of Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the big leagues.

All events are included with Museum admission.

Monday, April 14, Wednesday, April 16

11 a.m.Plaque Gallery: 1st FloorLearn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque ismade and installed in this 20 minute guided tour. The tour starts by the Buck O’Neil Award exhibit on the first floor.

12 p.m.Create a Baseball Bookmark:Learning Center, 1st FloorMake a collage bookmark for yourself or as a gift using baseball tickets and cards.

1 p.m. 50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards:Bullpen Theater, 1st FloorAn in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

2:30 p.m.Hands-On History:Diamond Dreams exhibit, 2ndFloor

Stop by our Diamond Dreams exhibit on the second floor to learn about women in baseball through this interactive demonstration.

4 p.m.So You Think You Know Baseball?Bullpen Theater, 1st FloorTest your knowledge of baseball past and present in the Hall of Fame’s interactive family game show.

Tuesday, April 15, Thursday, April 17

Create a Baseball Bookmark;10 a.m.Learning Center, 1st Floor

Make a collage bookmark for yourself or as a gift using baseball tickets and cards.

11 a.m. (Tuesday)Curator Spotlight: Pride and PassionPride and Passion exhibit, 2nd Floor. In this curator-led presentation, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and our Pride and Passion exhibit.

11 a.m. (Thursday)Curator Spotlight: Picturing America’s Pastime exhibit, 3rdFloorExplore the Museum’s new Picturing America’s Pastime exhibit in this curator-led presentation.The exhibit features stunning photos mined from the Museum’s collection of more than 250,000original images.

12:30 p.m.50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards: Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor. An in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

1:30 p.m.Screening of the film “42”Bullpen Theater, 1st FloorThe life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey is told in this award-winning film by Legendary Entertainment.

4 p.m.So You Think You Know Baseball?Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor. Test your knowledge of baseball past and present in the Hall of Fame’s interactive familygame show.

Friday, April 1850 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards: 1 p.m.Bullpen Theater, 1st FloorAn in-depth look at interesting baseball cards from the past 50 years.

2 p.m.Screening of the film “42”Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey is told in this award-winning film by Legendary Entertainment.

Seating for all events is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on these and other programs, please visit www.baseballhall.org.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12).

Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

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