More FREE MLK Events in Indianapolis

If you’ve been following along at home, I’ve already written a post about FREE events in Indianapolis to celebrate MLK Day: FREE MLK Day Events at White River State Park.

And today, simply because there are just SO many events, I am choosing to list more bullet style {rather than write 10 more posts, which I could easily do}.  Without further ado, here are more great FREE fun and family-friendly options to celebrate January 21st and perhaps learn a little something, too.

  • Conner Prairie: Admission will be FREE from 10 am to 5 pm.  Your family can witness presentations of Underground Railroad figures Henry Box Brown and Ellen Craft or play historical games like nine-pin, checkers & more.  Watch artists at work or put your little artist to work, creating a card for a wounded soldier.
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:  FREE admission from 10 am to 3 pm.  It’s guaranteed to be a very busy day at the museum but there will be a host of special activities to celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Rhythm Discovery Center: Feel the beat and receive FREE admission from 10 am to 5 pm.  At 11 am, enjoy a special presentation – The Rhythm of Indiana Avenue – an exploration of Indianapolis’ contributions to jazz.  Following the discussion, sit back and listen to the smooth sounds jazz standards {many composed by Hoosier musicians} led by  drummer and Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame member Gene Markiewicz.
  • Freedom Riders Exhibition: Get on board the bus and ride for freedom for FREE at Eagle Creek’s special traveling experience The Freedom Riders, 1961 Mobile Exhibition .  You will need to pay for admission to Eagle Creek {$5/car} but the exhibit is free and looks amazing!  Not able to attend on January 21?  The exhibit will be there through the end of January.  Guided tours are available during open hours with special activities at 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Don’t miss screenings of the Freedom Riders film at 2 pm on Saturdays.
  • Madame Walker Theater: The theater bearing the name of America’s first self made millionaire woman, Madame CJ Walker, will host a day full of free activities.  The day begins at 9:30 am with a free continental breakfast for the first 150 people.  At 10:30 am, you can take part in an annual Freedom March.  From 11 am to 12:45 pm, experience both the Presidential Inauguration streamed live as well as a special program celebrating the life of Dr. King entitled The Dream Realized.
  • Crispus Attucks Museum: From 11 am to 4 pm celebrate the day’s events with showings of the rarely seen documentary, Legacy of King.  Plus you can see the Civil Rights exhibit “The Man and the Movement.”  The Museum will also stream the inauguration and serve light refreshments.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art: The IMA’s Community Day will seek to find “Common Threads” between art and MLK Day.  Enjoy a host of free hand-on family-friendly activities from 11 am to 4 pm.

Tomorrow I’ll bring you information about the Indiana History Center’s special celebration AND their kick off of Black History Month {with great opportunities for your school-aged prince and princesses}.  Where do you plan to celebrate the life of Dr. King and enjoy a day off in Indianapolis?

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