The Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) interactive children’s museum is NOW OPEN in Whiting, IN. Since opening its doors on December 26th of 2018, the MHOF has proven to entertain over 5,000 children, families, and sports fans from all over the country through its interactive exhibit areas and mascot-themed events.
The MHOF’s many exhibit areas were designed by Cincinnati-based Jack Rouse Associates (JRA). This award-winning firm has designed world-class family museums and attractions such as the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, the Crayola Experience in Pennsylvania, and the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame.
Visitors will experience exhibits such as the “Department of Furry Arts”, the “Science of Silliness Lab”, and the “Phuzzical Education Department”. In addition to providing all things fun, the museum is filled with educational displays and activities that incorporate S.T.E.A.M. education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math); complimenting state and local curriculums. The MHOF is the perfect destination for school field trips and youth organizations. Groups of all sizes will have the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild in all areas of the museum, while also learning. From designing mascot characters, to dressing up and auditioning as a mascot, to taking a journey through “Fureshman Orientation” featuring mascots from around the country, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
MHOF guests also have access to the official Build-A-Bear Workshop® located on the second floor. With a number of Build-A-Bear® favorites and accessories to choose from, as well as the MHOF’s custom Reggy doll, kids will have a blast creating a furry-friend to take home.
In addition to the everyday fun, the MHOF will host year-round events for members and visitors alike. Event staff members works closely with guests to plan birthday parties, showers, corporate events, and meetings in the beautiful, third floor ‘Furitorium’. Internally, the museum will host mascot boot camps, mascot meet-and-greets, and sports related events and celebrations that attract visitors and fans from all over.
The museum’s signature, annual event is the Mascot Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Mascot inductions will take place each year for professional and collegiate mascots who qualify for eligibility, are nominated by a selection committee, and receive the top percentage of votes to be placed into the Hall.
To learn more about the Mascot Hall of Fame visit www.mascothalloffame.com.