MUSEUM & EXHIBITS
The MUSEUM, open year round, offers visitors the
story of golf from its beginnings in Scotland and an understanding
of the roles played by many of the Hall's members in its
development. Throughout 35,000 square feet of space, they can view
member exhibits that include more than 6,000 items, including the
new class of inductees' exhibits showcased in Shell Hall. Shell
Hall, named for the institution's Founding Partner, Shell Oil
Company, features the Wall of Fame, honoring each of its members
with their likeness in bronze relief. Other exhibits, like the
Member Locker Room - featuring over 2,000 of the members' personal
artifacts and memorabilia - give guests the opportunity to truly
get to know the Hall of Fame members.
The Hall of Fame's SPECIAL EXHIBITION PROGRAM has included
traveling exhibits to other museums and on-site, has highlighted a
number of its members such as Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Arnold
Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, providing guests with an
inside look in to the members' lives and careers - on and off the
course. Currently, "Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory", a major
exhibit on the iconic entertainer and one of his greatest passions
- golf, is on display through 2010. Plans are underway for this
exhibit to travel to other institutions beginning in 2011.
Educational exhibits and interactive experiences are available for
guests and golf fans of all ages, including a museum-wide audio
tour, VOICES FROM THE HALL, which offers exclusive
content from more than 35 Hall of Fame members, highlighting their
personal stories and anecdotes, enhancing each guest's encounter
with the game's historical moments.
The Hall's mission is important to both the world-wide golf and
local communities. Through its stewardship, it ensures the legacies
and stories of its members for future generations and provides a
destination for families and golf fans to learn about the game and
the world around them.
Visitors also can enjoy an educational or special engagement
large-format film in the Hall's state-of-the-art, 300-seat IMAX®
Theater as part of their experience. The theater houses an
80-foot-wide by six-story-high screen and shows a variety of
entertaining and educational movies throughout the year for viewers
of all ages. It serves as an important resource for families
and visitors, as well as an inspirational field trip destination
for more than 50,000 school children throughout each year.
Additional information about the World Golf Hall of Fame, including
hours and tickets, can be found HERE. More about the World Golf Hall of
Fame IMAX Theater may be found HERE.