In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Sports Museum of America (SmA) will reduce its ticket prices to $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 – 15, children under the age of 5 are free, beginning Friday, January 16 until Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19. Visitors can also take advantage of the Museum’s retail offering; from January 16 – 19, guests will receive 10% off their total merchandise purchase at the SmA Retail store when showing Museum admission ticket. In addition to state-of-the-art interactive technologies, dramatic original films and an iconic collection of sports memorabilia, the Museum features a special gallery titled “Breaking Barriers” which highlights amazing tales of athletes who overcame adversities such as immigration, gender and prejudice to become the best in their respective sports. In keeping with the spirit of King’s message of equality, visitors will watch video and listen to recordings of athletes such as Jackie Joyner Kersee, among others, share their thoughts on the profound cultural impact that athletes such as Fritz Pollard, the first African-American coach in the NFL, and Wilma Rudolph, not only and the first American woman but also the first African-American to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Game, had on the country and the future of sports.
Heisman Trophy and the Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center, including the first Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Museum provides a forum for iconic and legendary athletes such as Eli Manning, Earvin “Magic Johnson, Terrell Owens, Jennie Finch, and others. is the nation’s first and only fully interactive all-sports Museum that richly showcases the history, grandeur and significance of sports in American culture. Home to the legendary
The Museum is open every day from 10 am–6 pm with the last admission at 5:15 pm. For more information, go to www.sportsmuseum.com or call .
Holiday Weekend with Lower Ticket Price Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jauary 16 – 19, 2009
The Sports Museum of America 26 Broadway (at Beaver Street) – Lower Manhattan
$10 for adults and $5 for children
Plus 10% discount on total purchase at Museum’s retail store with admission ticket