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BOSTON – The Museum of Science, Boston is on deck to welcome baseball fans for its second annual Red Sox weekend, June 2 and June 3. The event is part of a multi-year partnership between the two iconic Boston institutions that brings baseball-inspired STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content to museumgoers and members of Red Sox Kid Nation, the team’s fan club for fans 14 and under.
As part of the weekend’s activities, museum visitors can test their skills at a Red Sox pitching station or take a virtual reality step onto the field at Fenway Park. The Museum will also present its baseball-themed Design Challenge, its signature hands-on experience that introduces kids and families to the engineering design process.
In addition to Red Sox and baseball-themed STEM activities offered throughout the Museum, former Red Sox Pitcher and World Champion, Lenny DiNardo will explain how a major league pitcher hurls a ball at such high speeds, and demonstrate some of the biomechanics of pitching. Team mascots, Wally the Green Monster, and his sister Tessie will be on hand to greet kids of all ages.
According to Museum of Science Director and President, Ioannis Miaoulis, the Museum and the Red Sox want kids to see themselves as STEM learners. “We are thrilled to welcome the Boston Red Sox and baseball fans to the Museum for another fun-filled Red Sox weekend, said Miaoulis. “Even our youngest visitors can explore science and engineering through the lens of baseball. We want children to ask questions, test ideas and push the boundaries of what’s possible. And Red Sox weekend provides our visitors with a fun learning experience that makes a museum visit even more special.”
In collaboration with the Red Sox, the Museum of Science, a national leader in STEM education, has developed baseball and science content for Wally & Tessie’s STEM Workbook which is available to fans during home games at Fenway’s Kid Nation booth and at Wally’s Clubhouse, housed in the Champion’s Club at Fenway Park. Both the Kid Nation booth and Wally’s Clubhouse are located on the Kids Concourse near Gate B.
“Our partnership with the Museum of Science has enabled us to connect baseball to the next generation of fans, in new and unique ways,” said Red Sox Executive Vice President Troup Parkinson. “We are excited to be a part of the Museum’s Red Sox Weekend and introduce baseball to kids through the sciences and hopefully spark a love of learning and a love for baseball.”
Activities and baseball-themed events will be offered throughout the Museum on both Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3. Visitors are encouraged to wear their Red Sox gear and participate in the celebration. For more details, visit https://www.mos.org/public-events/red-sox-weekend.