Jan 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FREE DAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Visiting the Indiana State Museum

Bring the family and celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equity in America. Videos will highlight Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, and activities and performances will explore civil and human rights. Visitors can participate in making a community quilt from paper and art supplies, and learn about Black creators, scientists, inventors and engineers. All ages can take part in hands-on experiments, create protest signs and buttons, perform an act of service and more. The Meraki Dance Troupe will perform at noon, and our partners from WFYI will have their own activities featuring Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.

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.

Purchase admission

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 “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” 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

*New Harmony, Whitewater Canal and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Sites will not be open.