Take advantage of the day off of school or work and celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these free Indianapolis area attractions!

Saturday, January 13th

Annual MLK Community Festival
Join in the fun and learning, 1 pm. – 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis 615 W. 43rd Street, Indianapolis. There will be performances, a panel discussion and an awards ceremony.
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Sunday, January 14th

MLK Celebration: Speaking of Love
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Newfields campus through experiences presented by youth of Tan-Za-Mania Dance Company, Indy Pulse poets and the Teen Arts Council. Requested donation items include canned goods, personal care items and art supplies. Visit for free with a donation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Monday, January 15th

Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service at IUPUI
This free event is open to the community. All participants will volunteer at community sites across the city 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and a t-shirt are provided. Sign up on the wait list for this popular event.
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Rhythm Discovery Center
Enjoy free admission and special programming all day long.
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Indianapolis Zoo at White River State Park
Free admission for everyone 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when you bring a canned good donation. Check out the dolphin show and other indoor animal exhibits. Winter weather hardy animals will also be out for you to see.
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Indiana State Museum at White River State Park
The entire museum is open to the public, free of charge 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Explore unique and meaningful reflections of MLK Jr.
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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art at WRSP
Gain free admission with your donation of a non-perishable food item. Visit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Play in the family area and visit the Jingle Rails train exhibit before it’s gone.
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NCAA Hall of Champions at White River State Park
Donate a canned food item and enjoy free admission to the NCAA Hall of Champions. “Sportsball” fans will love the interactive fun of this stop.
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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., don’t miss FREE admission, special activities, storytelling, and performances museum-wide. Storytelling and performances by The Griot Drum Ensemble.
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Indiana Historical Society
Free admission will include the Indiana Experience as well as performances, programs and service opportunities. Pack care packages for Healthnet’s Homeless Initiative, view collections of materials related to the Civil Rights Movement in Indiana. There are so many things happening, check it out.
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Conner Prairie
Free admission for all guests 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join in for a day of storytelling, song singing and role playing of Dr. King’s vision. Asante Children’s Theatre will present an interactive program.
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