Reds’ Hall of Fame & Museum set to re-open to public
Cincinnati Reds’ VP Media Relations
CINCINNATI — The welcome mat is out.
Close to the public since March by government restrictions due to the COVID-19, the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame Museum presented by Dinsmore is re-opening and museum officials are excited with what fans will be able to see and enjoy.
The museum will come alive starting on Saturday, June 13, for members only and then to the general public on Saturday, June 20.
The museum will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day except on Monday and Tuesday when the facility will be closed.
“Re-opening the museum couldn’t come at a better time,” said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds’ Hall of Fame & Museum.
“We know fans are craving baseball right now and we are committed to providing an avenue for them to experience the history of baseball in a safe, entertaining environment. We look forward to sharing the rich traditions and excitement of Reds’ baseball that our fans have come to expect.”
To keep visitors and staff safe, new procedures have been instituted:
• Additional and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including more hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum as well as frequent cleaning and disinfection of touchscreen and high-contact surfaces
• Reduced capacity limits to allow for social distancing throughout the museum
• Hall of Fame staff will undergo daily temperature screenings and conduct self-health assessments, as well as wear facial coverings – visitors are also encouraged to wear face coverings
• Reserved admission times – in order to maintain social distancing, guests are encouraged to reserve a time slot for their visit (Hall of Fame members will receive an email to reserve time slots for the first week)
• Special hours for seniors and high-risk individuals on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
Shades of Greatness exhibit extended
• The new exhibit, Shades of Greatness presented by Dinsmore, has been extended through the end of July. Shades of Greatness is on loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Negro Leagues.
Collectible Bobblehead in June – Hal Morris
• Fans can receive a free Hal Morris bobblehead with regular-price admission on Saturdays and Sundays in June, while supplies last. Morris played ten seasons for the Reds and his sacrifice fly in Game 4 of the 1990 World Series turned out to be the series-winning RBI.
Members-only Bobblehead – Marty Brennaman
• Become a member of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and receive an exclusive Marty Brennaman bobblehead.
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.
• Children 12 and under are admitted free, courtesy of the H.C.S. Foundation
• Active military/veterans are admitted free, courtesy of the Sargent Family Foundation
Plan your visit at RedsMuseum.org or by calling 513-765-7923.
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.
The newly renovated Museum features over 6,500 artifacts and 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.
Since its inception in 1958, 89 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.