The Sports Museum is an extraordinary non-profit that represents the very best in community outreach. In addition to being a museum, we leverage the power that sports and athletes have in our culture to motivate at-risk kids to participate in transformative educational programs.


Visiting the Museum

Jan 25: OPEN

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.



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:

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. Thanks to funding from The Highland Street Foundation, New Balance and others, we are able to bring Boston vs. Bullies to schools and after school programs free of charge.

Stand Strong

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

Will McDonough Writing Contest

Our annual writing contest launched in January of each year named after the legendary Boston Globe sportswriter. The contest is designed to encourage the development of language and writing skills while incorporating their favorite topic (sports).