Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Joey Amato | January 11, 2022

WHO: Visitors receive free admission Monday, January 17, 2022

WHAT: Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of slain Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King would have celebrated his   his 93rd birthday in 2022. His actual birthday was January 15, 1929.

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, free reservations are required in advance. Please visit www.childrensmuseum.org or call 317-334-4000.

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

WHEN:  Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The museum is typically closed on Monday’s through February but will be open during this Monday holiday. 

DETAILS: 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.  

  • Griot Drum Ensemble Performances: Enjoy energetic and engaging percussion music as the Griot Drum Ensemble performs authentic traditional West African and Diaspora drumming.
  • Visiting Artist Deonna Craig: Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, explore the importance of equality and togetherness in art with Visiting Artist Deonna Craig.
  • Figures of the Civil Rights Movement: Join storyteller Portia Jackson as she tells tales of courageous children from the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Up Close and Personal: Learn about women changing the world in Barbie™ You Can Be Anything™: The Experience. Join us to get up close and personal with some extremely inspirational female role models!
  • Making WAVES – Social Justice in Action: Use the power of WORDS, ACTION, VOICES and EDUCATION to take a stand for a social justice cause. Recommended for children 8 and older.
  • Ruby Sound and Light Show: Discover how Ruby Bridges faced the unimaginable in a five-minute film that showcases aspects of her story in The Power of Children exhibit area.
  • Stories from Our Community: The Art of Protest: Explore the exhibit that focuses on the August 2020 creation-and subsequent vandalism-of a piece of public art in Indianapolis by 18 local artists in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

* Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, free reservations are required in advance.

Please visit www.childrensmuseum.org or call 317-334-4000. Masks are required for everyone two years of age and older.