Many businesses will offer Free Admission to celebrate the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr this Monday, January 16th. The list below has just some of the places where you can spend your day at no charge. Check out our Indy With Kids Calendar for a complete list.
Every attraction at the White River State Park is free that day, making it a great place for one stop & many attractions. Bring one canned or non-perishable food item per person per activity to donate to Gleaners Food bank as your admission. However, parking for these attractions does fill up so get there early or get creative in finding a spot near the area. The places that are a part of the White River State Park are the NCAA Hall of Champions, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum and even the Indianapolis Zoo. Keep in mind that all of these will get busier as the day goes on so get there early for the best experience.
The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is always a great place to visit & even better when there is no charge to get in! The museum opens at 10 am on this day, so arrive early to avoid the crowds. The entire museum will be open and will have various activities celebrating black heritage. The parking garage even fills up on this day & while they do have overflow parking lots, you’ll be walking a few blocks to get to the entrance.
Conner Prairie is another popular attraction that is free on MLK Day. There will be special exhibits and activities that day. Conner Prairie covers a lot of ground, so it won’t get as packed as the others but still arrive early to beat any crowds. Also remember that it is January and you’ll be outside most of the time so dress accordingly.
As you can see there are many ways to remember Dr King & his legacy so take advantage of these on January 16th.