Programs & Events

Announcing our starting lineup!

From Opening Day to the World Series, join us during the run of Chasing Dreams for an exciting calendar of programs and events for the whole family. For a full schedule of Museum programs and events throughout the year, visit our calendar.

Going, going, gone!  Click here for a list of past Chasing Dreams events …and even take a listen or look at what you missed!

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Second Sunday: Baseball, Teamwork, Family, and Community

Sundays at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm
April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12

FREE with Museum admission; advance registration strongly recommended, most appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Join us and share your favorite family baseball memories. Explore Chasing Dreams through storytelling, games, and

Classics & Crackerjacks: Fun for the Whole Family

Second Sundays at 1:00 pm
FREE with Museum Admission

Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

The Bad News Bears  (USA, 1976, 102 minutes)
April 13, July 13, and October 12
Cantankerous Morris Buttermaker spends his time cleaning pools and pining for his days as a Minor League ballplayer. But when he agrees to coach a fledgling team, he finds himself overrun with talentless troublemakers. In a desperate (and hilarious) attempt to save face, Buttermaker enlists help from an ex-girlfriend’s daughter and a gifted delinquent. An example of Walter Matthau at his absolute best. 

Pay What You Wish Wednesday Evenings

Every Wednesday through Labor Day, 5-8 pm

Join us for Pay What You Wish Wednesday Evenings, including:

Classics and Crackerjacks: Summer Cinema

Wednesdays in July at 7:00 pm
Individual Film Tickets: $12/$10 Members    ALL TICKETS NOW $5!

Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

Growing Up Baseball – Poetry Reading

Wednesday, July 30 at 6:15 pm
Included with pay-what-you-wish Museum Admission
In the Museum Café

Growing Up Baseball, a series of poems by Jacob Winterstein, is a work in progress largely about Jacob’s experiences crossing race, class, and neighborhood divisions in Philadelphia while playing baseball. It documents his fifteen years in baseball from little leaguer, to umpire, to happy birthday singer for the Phillies.

Cafe Conversation: Neil Lanctot

Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm
Included with pay-what-you-wish Museum Admission
In the Museum Café

Sit down for a chat with Neil Lanctot, Ph.D., baseball historian and author of Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella, hailed “a rich and thoroughly enjoyable book” by the Los Angeles Times.

Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 7
FREE for grandparents and children 12 and under.

Grandmothers, bubbies*, and nanas! Grandfathers, zadies*, and pops! Grab your grandkids for a day of fun at the Museum. Explore Chasing Dreams, take a journey through time in our interactive, family-friendly permanent exhibition,

Members Mural Arts Trolley Tour

Sunday, September 14 at 11:00 am
$50/ $36 Members
Tickets coming soon.

This Members-only sports-themed tour will complement our special exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

Writing Baseball

Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 pm
Individual Tickets: $12/$10 Members
Series: $45/$36 Members

What happens when baseball leaves the field and swirls around in the imaginations of great writers?

Baseball and Becoming American

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00 pm
Series of four weekly lectures 
$90/$75 for Members
Tickets coming soon.

Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century.

Classics & Crackerjacks: DOCtober

October 19 and 22
Individual Film Tickets: $10/$8 Members
DOCtober Series: $18/$14 Members

Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (USA, 1999, 95 minutes)
Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm