Free Admission at The Children’s Museum in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 95th birthday, visitors to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will receive free admission on Monday, January 15, 2024! The museum is typically closed on Mondays through February, but will be open during this Monday holiday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Free Admission and Special Activities for MLK Day

Enjoy special performances and activities celebrating Dr. King’s life and Black history that are woven throughout interactive galleries and exhibits at the world’s largest children’s museum.   

  • Eli Lilly and Company Visiting Scientist: Robot Hand in the Corteva Agriscience STEM Lab 
    Times: 10:45 and 11:45 a.m., 1:45, 3 & 3:45 p.m. 

    Use simple materials with Eli Lilly and Company Visiting Scientist Carlotta Berry to build a functioning model hand. Take your robot hand home and show it off! 
  • Griot Drum Ensemble Performances in Lilly Theater
    Times: 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. 

    Enjoy energetic and engaging percussion music as the Griot Drum Ensemble performs authentic traditional West African and Diaspora drumming. 
  • Words of Inspiration in Gathering Room A 
    Times: 12:30 and 2 p.m. 

    Join resident storyteller Portia Jackson as she leads reflection and discussion on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Visiting Artist Ess McKee in Program Room 101 
    Times: 1 and 2 p.m. 

    Explore the art of printmaking with 2023–24 Visiting Artist Ess McKee. What makes a print a print? How many ways can you create one? In this program, you will create personal prints using one or more of a variety of printmaking methods. Stamping, stenciling, screen printing, and more—what fun things will you make? 
  • Ruby Sound and Light Show in The Power of Children exhibit 
    Times: 10:10, 10:40 and 11:40 a.m.; 12:40, 1:40, 2:40, 3:10, 3:40, 4:10 and 4:40 p.m.
    Discover how Ruby Bridges faced the unimaginable in a five-minute film that showcases aspects of her story. 
  • Changemakers: Superhero in You in The Power of Children exhibit 
    Times: Noon and 2 p.m. 

    Become an everyday superhero and use your power to make a difference! 

  • Voices of Hope: Live Theatre Performances in The Power of Children exhibit 
    Time: 1 p.m. 

    Discover how one inspiration child served as an example of overcoming discrimination and intolerance that made a positive difference in the world today. 

  • Community Initiatives Information Table
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sunburst Atrium

    Learn about free membership and reduced admission programs and join the Old National Bank Mid-North Promise Program for free academic and career support. 
  • Human Resources Information Table
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sunburst Atrium

    Learn more about available roles and how you can join our team. 
  • Nyla Nova STEMversity
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sunburst Atrium
    Explore ways Nyla Nova educates, empowers, and equips scholars of today with the tools to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow. 

  • CollegeChoice 529
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sunburst Atrium 

    CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan is an affordable way to save for higher education. You can enroll in about 10 minutes, manage your account online, and get tax advantages. Stop by the table and enter our quarterly giveaway! 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is presented by Meijer with support from FedEx and Ice Miller LLP. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to partner with Riley Children’s Health, Old National Bank, Ice Miller LLP, and The Heritage Group. 

More Info

WHO: Visitors will receive FREE ADMISSION Monday, January 15, 2024

WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian Street 

WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 



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