The Big Ten Experience, an interactive digital museum located at the conference’s headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., will open to the public on Saturday, June 7. The new museum brings the conference’s storied academic and athletic history to life and places it at fans’ fingertips.
The museum will be located at 5440 Park Place in Rosemont, and be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with free admission. For even more information, go here to plan your visit.
Here are some of the displays they will feature:
Game On (Interactive Game)
Attempt to catch a football, stop a soccer ball, or block a hockey puck through an interactive game that promises to test your speed, agility and hand-eye coordination.
Basketball Court with Interactive Radio Calls
A tongue-and-groove hardwood court featuring 14 program-changing audio calls from men’s basketball games throughout the years. Each call is located on the court where the actual shot took place.
Football/Basketball Touch Screen
Get your Big Ten football and basketball “fix” here. Fantastic finishes in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball; incredible slam dunks; Heisman Trophy winners; and great Rose Bowl Game moments. Visitors can also view every Rose Bowl Game program cover dating back to 1902.
Heisman Trophy Photo Op
Strike a “Heisman” pose and snap a photo. The perfect keepsake for any Big Ten fan.
Big Ten Vault
Two video monitors stand back-to-back in the space just outside the Big Ten Theater. One contains video vignettes of awe-inspiring performances by student-athletes in a variety of sports. The other contains every Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring a Big Ten team.