MLK Day Special Activities:

Dear All,

Have you been wanting to visit one of our many Museums, but just haven’t gotten around to it?  Are you looking for something special to do with children on Monday while they are off from school and many of you are off from work?  I have put together my annual information guide to some of the places you may wish to visit.  Most of these places are either free for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or they “charge” a canned good per person as a donation to benefit Gleanners Food Bank.  This is a terrific opportunity to visit many of the attractions in our City for basically no cost and also help stock the shelves for Gleanners.

Maybe you cannot go on Monday or you would like to know more about regular hours and admission prices for the future.  I have also updated the information along with phone numbers and attached it to this email.  I hope that this information is helpful for when you are looking to do something special with children, out of town company, or when you are looking for someplace to spend an afternoon.  We are very fortunate to have some of the best museums and attractions in our City.  I hope that you will be able to take advantage of some of the many things we have to offer.

Again, I hope this information below as well as the attachment is helpful and you will be able to visit at least one soon.  There are also many other sights around the area that I have not listed.  Take time and look into some of them as well.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

MLK Day Special Activities:

Activities that require a one can minimum food donation per person:

Indiana State Museum – 650 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

IMAX Theater – 650 W. Washington Street (inside Indiana State Museum) – showing 3D film “Island of Lemurs”.  Only feature all day.  First show is at 11:25 a.m. and the last one is at 5:00 p.m.

NCAA Hall of Champions – 700 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Activities that are free, but do have a donation bin available for canned goods:

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens – 1200 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children’s Museum – 3000 N. Meridian St. – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Also free:

Eiteljorg Museum – 650 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gene and Marilyn Glick History Center – 450 W. Ohio Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  They are also offering 1/2 off of their memberships for 2 adults and up to 4 children on Monday.

Indianapolis Museum of Art – 4000 Michigan Road (don’t forget there is also an entrance off of 38th Street) – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This includes free admission to the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit, of which there is currently a charge, a performance by the Indianapolis Opera at 3:30, and no parking fee.

In the Indianapolis area:

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park – 13400 Allisonville Road (Fishers) – Will be open indoors only, with special exhibits and activities for free from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



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