In the fall of 1996, the $1.2 million Nolan Ryan Center was completed and donated to Alvin Community College with space leased within the building for the Nolan Ryan Exhibit which opened in ealry 1999.

Some of the highlights in the Exhibit Hall are:

  • A small theatre providing insight into Nolan's character and his journey towards excellence.
  • An interactive pitch-catch exhibit where the visitor "feels" a Nolan Ryan fastball in a catcher's mitt.
  • Videos of Nolan's career with the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers.
  • Stats and exclusive photos of Nolan's 27-year career in Major League Baseball
  • Essays with pictorials by Talmage Boston, baseball historian.
  • A Rawlings Hall of Records depicting Nolan's 5,714 strikeouts (replica strikeout balls may be purchased and "owners" ate listed in a computer database as part of a kiosk center which allows all types of statistical information to be reviewed).
  • Noaln's seven no-hitters depicted in photos, videos and broadcast audio.

The Nolan Ryan Exhibit and Center is open Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The Exhibit is closed on Sundays.

Admission to the Exhibit is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors, children under 6 are admitted free.  Group rates are available.  Children under 12 must be escorted by an adult.  No backpacks or strollers are allowed.  For additional information, please call (281) 388-1134.