Smokey Robinson with the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland at the Rock Hall


We engage, teach, and inspire through the power of rock & roll.

We are the world's foremost museum devoted to the celebration and preservation of rock & roll music.

Discover how you can connect with this powerful history through our engaging educational programs and extensive Library & Archives.

Looking to bring your K-12 class to the museum? Click here for information and registration for Rockin' the Schools.


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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s education programs have become one of the most celebrated and award-winning emanating from any fine arts museum in the nation. Music gives us a microphone to speak to the world. And music has the power to bring generations, nationalities and people together. Now more than ever, it’s critical to study and understand how music is changing our world as well as reflecting it.

Our educational programs, designed for everyone from toddlers to adults, are developed to offer a deeper understanding of the impact that rock & roll has made on our world.

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Library & Archives

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The Library & Archives is the most comprehensive repository of materials relating to the history of rock & roll. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in order to broaden awareness and understanding of rock & roll, its roots, and its impact on our society.

Located in Cleveland, the Library & Archives is free and available for visits by fans, students, outside researchers and the general public. Scheduled appointments are necessary prior to visiting the L&A and can be made by calling 216-515-1956 or emailing [email protected]. Hours of operation are 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. 

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Hip-hop and rock and roll... speak the voice of the people, the way it should be spoken, and it can transform people's lives.

2009 Inductee Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.



Our educational programs are generously supported by Cuyahoga Community College, which also serves as the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.