Free Admission in Indianapolis for Martin Luther King Jr Day | MLK in Indy

Many Indianapolis area kids are out of school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and local museums are offering free admission, plus special 2020 MLK Day programming. These opportunities will help your kids learn and remember the life and legacy of Dr. King. Monday, January 2o, 2020 is the big day and we have a full list of the opportunities for Indy area free museum admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

Free Museum Admission in Indianapolis

Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
  • Please bring a non perishable food item, personal care items or art supplies to donate.
  • Local artists speak LOVE through poetry, music, and dance.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • Monday, January 2o, 2020
  • Stories about courageous children from civil rights movement.
  • Music from The Griot Drum Ensemble and the Freetown Village Singers

Indiana Historical Society

  • Monday, January 20th, 2o20
  • Free admission provides access to IHS’s award-winning Indiana Experience, including its newest exhibit, You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women.
  • Guests can learn about civil rights prior to Dr. King’s time when Susan Hall Dotson, IHS coordinator for African American History, leads a discussion about Madam C.J. Walker’s activism.
  • Griot Drum Ensemble returns with its high-energy African-influenced drumming, dancing and storytelling.
  • Homelessness service day where families can help pack supplies and learn about homelessness.

Rhythm Discovery Center

  • Monday, January 20th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Enjoy the galleries and find your own rhythm.
  • Free admission to the Rhythm Discovery Center.

Free MLK Day Museum Admission at White River State Park

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Indiana State Museum

  • Monday, January 20, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm.
  • Please bring a non perishable food item to donate for Gleaners Food Bank.
  • Highlights from King speeches will be featured throughout the day.
  • Human rights activities
  • Dream mural
  • Little ones can visit the new preschool and toddler area, Firefly Landing.

NCAA Hall of Fame

  • Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • Please bring a non perishable food item to donate for Gleaners Food Bank

The Indianapolis Zoo at White River State Park

  • Monday, January 20, 2020, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • Please bring a non perishable food item to donate for Gleaners Food Bank
  • See some of the animals including sea lions, tigers, walrus, brown bears and others.
  • Duck in to the indoor exhibits; Oceans, Dolphin Dome, Deserts Dome, Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center and Hilbert Conservatory.
  • Watch the Dolphin Show.

Free Museum Admission in Hamilton County

Conner Prairie

2020 Dr. King Day of Service at Watkins Park

  • Monday, January 20, 2020, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Volunteers are invited to help with various indoor and outdoor projects to support the Watkins Park Family Center, and the neighborhoods along Edgemont Ave.
  • Free, all ages event.
  • Watkins Family Park, 2360 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Street, Indianapolis, IN

MLK Day Self-guided Hike at Eagle Creek Park

  • TBA
  • Test your knowledge on a self-guided MLK Day Hike. Pick up a quiz at the Earth Discovery Center and head out for an easy ½ mile hike to see if you can discover the answers.
  • Enjoy the peace of the forest in winter as you read some of Martin Luther King’s many memorable words and learn about his life and legacy.
  • Free. No park admission fees on this day.
  •  7840 W. 56th St, Indianapolis, IN

MLK Day Celebration at Garfield Park Indianapolis

  • TBA
  • Meet at the Garfield Park Arts Center to learn more about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Create a craft in the art room.
  • This is a free, all ages event.
  • 2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN

Kennedy King Park Center MLK Event

  • TBA
  • Free, all ages event.
  • Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping others through a Day of Service at the Kennedy King Park Center, located in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
  • Watch video of the historic speech delivered in Indianapolis on April 4, 1968, hear from someone who was in the park during that speech.
  • Participate in a “Love and Peace” art project, and assemble Street Outreach Survival Kits on behalf of Horizon House.
  • Kennedy King Park Center, 601 E. 17th Street, Indianapolis, IN

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