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Fenway Park Visits Science Park as Museum of Science, Boston Joins Baseball and STEM Education for 3rd Annual Red Sox Weekend June 1st and 2nd

May 21, 2019

Fans are invited to meet former Red Sox Pitcher and World Champion, Lenny DiNardo, and mascots Wally and Tessie for a weekend of baseball-inspired science and engineering activities

BOSTON (May 21, 2019) – The Museum of Science, Boston is on deck to welcome baseball fans for the third annual Red Sox Weekend, June 1st and 2nd.  The event is part of a multi-year partnership between two iconic Boston institutions bringing baseball-inspired STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content to visitors to the Museum 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 will experience a variety of baseball and STEM-themed hands-on activities, from designing gliders that transport Wally to Fenway Park to measuring reaction time, the weekend is packed with fun activities and speakers for Red Sox and baseball fans of all ages. Throughout the weekend, elements of the Red Sox Showcase will be featured at the Museum, allowing visitors to test their baseball skills with a Red Sox pitching station, VR headsets, and more.

In addition to Red Sox and baseball-themed STEM activities throughout the Museum, fans will have the opportunity to meet Red Sox team mascots, Wally the Green Monster and his sister, Tessie, and former Red Sox player, Sam Horn, as well as get their faces painted. Ian Davis, founder of Rockstar New England, will speak about baseball and statistics on Saturday and Former Red Sox Pitcher and World Champion, Lenny DiNardo, will discuss “How to Pitch in the Big Leagues” on Sunday.

“In our third year celebrating the partnership between the Museum and the Red Sox, we are thrilled to welcome Red Sox Nation to explore the many connections between STEM and baseball,” said Annette Sawyer, Vice President, Education Division at the Museum of Science, Boston. “As we strive to introduce audiences to STEM learning, we look for opportunities to make everyday connections that will inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. Red Sox Weekend provides an opportunity to do just that, while celebrating all that is fun about baseball.”

As a national leader in STEM education, the Museum of Science has partnered with the Red Sox to create integrated baseball and science content in the 25-page Wally & Tessie’s STEM Workbook. The workbook features lessons and questions to encourage children to think about baseball as a scientist. It is available to fans during Red Sox Weekend at the Museum and at home games at Fenway’s Kid Nation booth and Wally’s Clubhouse, located 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 happening throughout the Museum over both Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. Visitors are encouraged to wear their Red Sox gear and participate in the celebration.  For more details, visit www.mos.org/redsox.

 

About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit: http://www.mos.org.

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