Jan 15, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FREE DAY: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Visiting the Indiana State Museum

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a day of celebration and reflection. Partake in multicultural performances as well as community-focused activities such as creating a mural, speech making and more. Interact with community members and learn more about the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equity through artifact investigation, chats with our curators and videos highlighting King’s most iconic speeches. Then, reflect on what you can do to ensure the dream lives on. 

In lieu of canned goods and non-perishable food items, visitors are encouraged to make monetary donations of any amount via Dip Jars to Gleaners Food Bank.

Price: FREE admission

Parking: Visitors may park for FREE in the underground garage located off Washington Street in front of the Indiana State Museum, in the surface parking lots at the Indianapolis Zoo and Victory Field, and in the surface parking lot next to the White River State Park’s visitor center. Parking is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participating partners and performers

Elevation Dance Refinery   •   Tiffany Gilliam   •   AshLee Baskin “PsyWrn Simone”   •   Black WorldSchoolers Mobile Bookstore

Visiting a state historic site*

From Greek Revival architecture on the banks of the Ohio River to the home of one of Indiana’s most beloved impressionist painters, the perfect day trip is just a hop, skip and jump away. Site access and tour space is limited. Please contact the site in advance of your visit to learn more and reserve your space.

Visit Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site to view the film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and choose from one of the following tour times: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Call the site at 765.847.1691 to book your tour in advance.

Plan your trip

*Angel Mounds, Corydon Capitol, Whitewater Canal and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Sites will not be open.