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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day is day perfect for action and learning. Where can you take your children to learn about the life and legacy of MLK? We have a whole bunch of ideas!


Visit the Landmark for Peace Memorial in Martin Luther King Park. This marks the spot that Robert Kennedy gave his speech in Indianapolis on the night that Dr. King was assassinated.

Saturday, January 14

Attend the free Peace Learning Center MLK Community Festival at Christian Theological Seminary. Peruse the community resource fair and attend performances, art workshops, family yoga, Zumba, poetry and even more!

Sunday, January 15

The Indianapolis Museum of Art offers free admission (with donation of food items, school supplies or toiletries for the MLK Community Center) on Sunday, January 15, 1-4pm.

Monday, January 16

Conner Prairie offers free admission 10am – 5pm. Expect participatory theatre performances, story telling and activities that celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Martin Luther King Day of Celebration at the Madame Walker Theatre and the Indianapolis Urban League is a morning of reflection on the legacy of civil rights in America through art and dialogue.


Everyone is invited to take advantage of FREE admission to The Children’s Museum, Indiana History Center and all White River State Park attractions (NCAA Hall of Champions, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater and the Indianapolis Zoo) with donation of one non-perishable food item per person, per attraction. Free parking is also available park-wide.


Rhythm Discovery Center offers free admission and themed entertainment and programing.


Enjoy a free performance from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Eskenazi Hospital for the Music of the Earth Festival, beginning at noon.