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We are a non-profit representing the best in community outreach, leveraging the power of sports and athletes to motivate at-risk kids to participate in transformative educational programs.

The Sports Museum

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Open Monday – Sunday
12 PM – 5:30 PM

The first Sports Museum Tour leaves at 12:30 PM.
The last Sports Museum Tour leaves at 3:30 PM.

The Sports Museum Tours are WALK-IN ONLY.

Our Mission

The Sports Museum is a non-profit educational institution that has served Boston and New England for the past 40 years. Housed on Levels 5 and 6 of the TD Garden, we have more than a half-mile of exhibits celebrating sports in Boston (and beyond). 

We also represent the very best in community outreach, providing character-building, transformative educational programs that help and positively impact at-risk kids throughout our city and our region.

Education

The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution whose mission is to use sports to teach the values of leadership, respect, and cooperation to youth in our community. This year, over 20,000 students will participate in the following programs:

group of students wearing orange Boston vs. Bullies shirts

Boston vs. Bullies

Boston vs. Bullies is an award-winning educational program from The Sports Museum that leverages the power and example of Boston sports to help stop bullying in our schools and in our community.

Learn More about Boston vs. Bullies

A group of students in front of ice cream truck holding purple Stand Strong sweatshirts.

Stand Strong

Stand Strong is a 12-week interactive character development program focusing on the core values of Teamwork, Courage, Fairness, Determination, and Responsibility.

Learn More about Stand Strong

A group of people from the Will McDonough Writing Contest holding their essays in front of the TD Garden Arena.

Will McDonough Writing Contest

Kids in grades 4-12 can submit essays related to various sports prompts. Winners are chosen each year to participate in an award ceremony and have their essays displayed in The Sports Museum.

Learn More about the Writing Contest

Our Impact

The Sports Museum is a non-profit educational institution that has served Boston and New England for the past 40 years.

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students experience a character-building educational program each year
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kids reached by Boston vs. Bullies

Upcoming Events

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Three golfers on the putting green lining up their shots.

37th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

The Sports Museum was thrilled to host the Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, August 8th at Renaissance Golf Club.

Learn More about The Celebrity Golf Classic

Group of 11 people with bicycles in front of them lined up for a photo before a race.

Rodman Ride for Kids

The Sports Museum has a Rodman Ride for Kids Team that consists of both in-person riders as well as virtual riders for the September 24th, 2022 event.

Learn More about The Rodman Ride for Kids

2021 Tradition Honorees with their presenters in a row on stage at the event

21st Annual Tradition

The Sports Museum looks forward to hosting The Tradition on Wednesday, December 7th on the arena floor of TD Garden with a new class of legends.

Learn More about The Tradition

Recent Updates

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FPA Eastern June 2022 Cover
The Sports Museum Curator Richard Johnson was featured in the main article on Fifty Plus Advocate (FPA) Eastern June 2022 issue. In the article, he talks about how he landed his job 40 years ago as a the first employee of The Sports Museum and helped turn the museum's exhibits into what is is today!
President Barack Obama awarded Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. It remains one of the items in Russell's collection that will not be placed up for auction.
The Sports Museum Curator Richard Johnson was featured in this article on EPSN "How Bill Russell's rare memorabilia took years to reach the collectibles market".