NSM will celebrate sports’ profound impact on our national identity and pay tribute to socially conscious athletes who use their platform as leaders to effect meaningful change. With exhibits like Dream Big, Breaking Barriers, Social Justice, Building the Perfect Athlete, and More Than a Game, this venue will accentuate sports’ societal and cultural influence, particularly its power to amplify messages of social justice.
As such, it will serve as a forum and gathering place to not only celebrate athletic achievement, but also bring people together around the unifying aspects of sports to address a multitude of social and cultural issues. Ultimately, NSM aspires to join forces with other foundations and charities nationwide that are addressing these issues through meaningful action, not just discussion, and enthusiastically promote as well as financially contribute to these causes.
Almost all of the exhibits will be hands-on and interactive, making visitors an integral part of the experience. By utilizing the latest interactive technologies, such as holographic imagery, sports simulations and extended reality, this fully immersive “attraction-museum” will bring the history of sports to life. Its focus on education, particularly through its Sports P.L.U.S. (Personal Learning Using Sports) modules will enhance the experience even further. As Nelson Mandela wrote: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” This new venue is being designed to harness that power in order to facilitate change, inspire, and unite.