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PLAY IT SAFE! Visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Your visit will be different due to the spread of COVID-19, but safety is the top priority for our guests, staff and volunteers. In conjunction with our neighbor the American Jazz Museum (AJM), and guided by advice from health agencies at the local, state and federal level, the Museum has adjusted its operations to provide a safe opportunity for you to visit.

MODIFIED HOURS

The Museum will reduce its hours, open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. and NOON-5:00 pm on Sundays.  Museum Galleries will be closed on Mondays.  

ADMISSIONS AND TICKETS

Purchase a ticket to the NLBM.  You are strongly encouraged to purchase your admission in advanced online by clicking here. You can, however, purchase tickets at the designated ticket counter inside the building.

GALLERIES/SPACES

The Field of Legends, Extra Inning Museum Store, and Changing Gallery are all open for guests to enjoy, but with social distancing encouraged and limitations on occupancy. However, areas where there was seating previously may be restricted.

The Grandstand Theater will not show films at this time. The Press Box/Diamond Theater will continue to show its film, but with limitations on seating in the space. Interactive elements that require touching of items, such as touchscreen displays, are not available.

CLEANLINESS/SANITIZING

You will see the following:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning throughout the day and in between timed sessions.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • Staff and volunteers will wear masks/face coverings and gloves in public spaces.
  • Installation of plexiglass in areas where transactions occur.
  • Staff/volunteers are required to remain home in the event of illness

LIMITS TO GUEST AMENITIES

  • Water fountains will be unavailable
  • Checking of coats, backpacks, luggage, etc. will be unavailable, so please leave your possessions locked in your car or at home.
  • The exception to allowable bags would include baby bags/strollers. All bags could be subject to search by security.

FAQ’s

WHY ARE THE MUSEUM FILMS CLOSED?

The theater areas are not accessible in conjunction with maintaining guidelines for social distancing. When public health officials determine that social distancing is no longer necessary, we will reopen these elements.

DO I NEED TO BUY MY TICKET ONLINE IN ADVANCE?

No, but we would strongly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. By purchasing your tickets in advance, you will guarantee the ability to visit on your preferred date/time. Because the Museum is subject to lower occupancy levels due to city regulations, it’s possible we will reach our maximum occupancy at any time. When that occurs, we will be unable to allow additional visitors into the Museum. 

I BOUGHT A TICKET IN ADVANCE ONLINE – DO I NEED TO WAIT IN LINE TO GET A TICKET?

Advanced Ticket purchases will move you through the experience faster.  When buying a ticket online, you will receive an email confirmation with your ticket.  There may be a short line to enter, but you won’t have to wait as long as others who purchased in advanced. Simply show an attendant your ticket on a mobile device or print your ticket at home and bring it with you.

I’M A MEMBER OF THE MUSEUM, CAN I STILL VISIT?

Yes! .  You can show your valid membership card at the museum entrance to enter. It may be difficult to immediately check your membership status at the door, so make sure you have your card before you arrive.

ARE YOU STILL ACCEPTING CASH?

We prefer credit cards MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover for contact-less transactions,  but will accept your cash for purchases.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK OR GLOVES WHEN I VISIT?

A mask is required and mandatory by ALL visitors. Our staff and volunteers will use masks  and gloves in all public spaces.   We would encourage all guests to take preventative measures to ensure the well-being of other guests.

ARE YOU STILL DOING PROGRAMS, EVENTS, EVENT RENTALS?

Due to some Covid-19 restrictions, please call the NLBM office at (816)221-1920 for further detail.

ARE YOU STILL SCHEDULING GROUP TOURS AND SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS?

Due to some Covid-19 restrictions, please call the NLBM office at (816)221-1920 for further detail.

I’M NOT COMFORTABLE VISITING AT THIS TIME, IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO TO HELP?

Yes you can! The closure of the museum had a tremendous negative impact on revenue and our ability to provide programming. However, we do enjoy the support of great members and generous patrons.  We welcome your donation and/or membership as well to the NLBM.  Link here to learn more https://nlbm.com/donations/