Things to Do on Presidents Day 2024 | Free Museum Admission + Places to Celebrate

President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. In 2024, the holiday falls on Monday, February 19 and there are plenty of things to do on Presidents Day! 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!

Free Museum Admission on Presidents’ Day

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Free Admission

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is offering free admission—advance tickets required—on  Presidents’ Day. Commemorate the lives of our nation’s presidents through special activities planned throughout the day. Uncover historical and contemporary political trailblazers and explore monumental presidential initiatives. Learn about voting rights and complete your own ballot at the museum’s voting station.

Things to do on Presidents Day: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis offers free admission on Presidents Day.

Free Conner Prairie Admission on Presidents’ Day

Cancelled for 2024 due to Welcome Center renovations.

Conner Prairie has free Presidents’ Day admission—advance tickets required. At Conner Prairie, you’ll meet some of your favorite United States Presidents and their First Ladies, plus a few presidential hopefuls. There are games and fun activities, including a patriotic sing-a-long with Lady Liberty!  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 February 19, 2024, 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.

Things to do on Presidents Day: The Indiana State Museum offers free admission on Presidents Day.

Free Admission Everyday

These local Indianapolis museums have free admission everyday!

Other Things to Do on Presidents Day

Find Out Where Kids Eat Free in Indy on Mondays!

Spend some time at a free museum then save some money eating out as a family. We keep track of which restaurants around the city are offering Kids Eat Free deals so you can find high-value meals for your crew any day of the week.

Visit Presidential Locations

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 aged four and under, this would be a great time to visit The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Things to do on President's Day: Visit President Benjamin Harrison's home in Indianapolis.

There are also other homes, memorials, and museums dedicated to presidents with connections to the Hoosier State. Plan a road trip or plot out a walk around downtown Indy to fill your day with presidential history.

Play at a Free Indoor Playground

Looking for more free things to do on Presidents Day? February in Indiana is known for unpredictable, but often cold and wet weather. Let the kids burn some energy at one of the free indoor playgrounds offered at churches and community centers around Central Indiana. We always recommend verifying open hours at these locations before you go, but you’ll definitely want to double-check that the holiday does not affect the playground’s regular schedule.

What’s Closed on Presidents’ Day

Post Offices, Schools (unless it’s a make-up snow day), most banks.

What’s Open on Presidents’ Day

Libraries, State Parks, National Parks, most museums, restaurants, and retail stores.

While Presidents Day might not be a formal school day, you can still use the holiday as an opportunity to add some affordable, experiential learning to your family’s day together. There are so many fun, free things to do on Presidents Day. Check out one of Indy’s world-class museums, get a taste of presidential history, and spend some extra time with your favorite people.

Did you know that many Indy museums offer several free admission days throughout the year?

You may be able to check out a museum pass from your local library.

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