The National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN) to host a baseball-themed exhibition. Playball: Navy and the National Pastime will debut on April 2, 2018 ahead of the Washington Nationals season opener and the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Nationals Park. The exhibit will be on display through April 30, 2019 at the historic Washington Navy Yard at 736 Sicard Street SE, adjacent to the ballpark. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is free and open to the general public.
Making its debut on the east coast, Playball explores the relationship between baseball and the U.S. Navy from its earliest years through modern day. The exhibit highlights the role of fitness in the early Navy leading to the birth of baseball in the Navy, the game during the times of war, and the inclusion of women and minorities.
All visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the Washington Navy Yard to visit the National Museum of the United States Navy. Visitors without a DoD CAC, Uniformed ID and Privileges Card, USG-issued ID, Federal PIV Credentials, or TWIC or an escort with one of these credentials must report to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the primary access gate at 11th and O Streets SE (GPS address is 1022 O Street SE, Washington, DC).
The VCC is open weekdays, 6:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.