CambridgeSide Galleria, 100
CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge; (617) 57-SPORT (77678)
Along with exhibits about the local sports legends you’d expect Ted Williams, Larry Bird, and the rest the Sports Museum also celebrates the contributions of little-known athletes, including high school football stars, notable college hockey players, and backyard baseball greats.
Themes of pride and racial tolerance run throughout. Kids get the hint that sports are a way to succeed in school.
Of course, the exhibits are the real draw. Interactive displays allow you to row in the Head of the Charles regatta, simulate a climb up Heartbreak Hill against wheelchair marathoner Bob Hall, and catch a Roger Clemens fastball. Measure yourself up against life-size cutouts of Kevin McHale, Nancy Kerrigan, and Jim Rice. Sight-impaired visitors can compare themselves to bronze castings of the hands of Dick Radatz, Reggie Lewis, Killer Kowalski, and others.
The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. and Sundays from 11 A.M. to 6 PM. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and kids under twelve, and free for members and children under four.