President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. In 2020, Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, February 17th and the Indianapolis Presidents’ Day deals are out there! Some Indianapolis museums offer free admission on Presidents’ Day and others offer special programming. If you have the day off from work or school, take advantage of this special occasion to learn about our presidents or to simply create memories!
IKEA is offering a free make-and-take craft event designed for children 12 and under. This month it’s a Presidents’ Day inspired craft. Register in advance to save your seat. Meet up at 10am in the IKEA restaurant.
Free Museum Admission on Presidents’ Day
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Free Admission
Enjoy free admission to the world’s greatest museum for kids, right in our backyard! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will be open this Presidents’ Day from 10-5, with special presidential activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about your voting rights and women’s suffrage while meeting First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Indiana Suffragist, Martha Carpenter (actors). Learn even more about the 19th amendment on the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights.
Free Conner Prairie Admission on Presidents’ Day
Conner Prairie has free Presidents’ Day admission for all. At Conner Prairie, you’ll meet some of your favorite U.S. presidents and their first ladies, plus a few presidential hopefuls. There are games and fun activities, including a surprise birthday for Abe Lincoln. Enjoy the indoor play areas like Discovery Station and Makesmith Workshop, the maker space for older kids.
Free Indiana State Museum Admission on Presidents’ Day
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission at all currently-open locations on Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents Day. Special activities will be offered at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis to commemorate the holiday, and visitors will also have access to all of the museum’s experiences, including Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention! Exhibit and Firefly Landing, the new early childhood gallery for preschoolers.
Free Admission Everyday
The Indiana State Library would be a fun and educational outing, open 8-4:30. Spend some time in the interactive reading room, learn about genealogies (maybe see if you can trace any relationships to past presidents!), or visit the Statehouse Education Center to learn about history and government. You can even call ahead to request a tour!
If shopping and food are more your thing, browse the Indianapolis City Market from 7am-9pm. Explore various foods and products from more than 25 local small businesses. Something for everyone!
These local Indianapolis museums have free admission everyday!
There are five local indoor playgrounds that offer free admission and open play. No need to bundle up or stretch those gloves over little fingers. Kids can run and play inside at these indoor parks, no matter what the weather is like outside.
Visiting the Indiana home of the 23rd president is a great way to celebrate President’s Day in Indy. While admission is only free for members and children age four and under, this would be a great time to visit The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
Did you know that local museums offer free admission opportunities throughout the year? Here are all of the free admission days for 2020 at Indianapolis museums.
What’s Closed on President’s Day
Post Offices, Schools (unless it’s a make-up snow day), most banks
What’s Open on President’s Day
Libraries, State Parks, National Parks, most museums, restaurants, retail stores.