Are you off on Monday and looking for something special to do?

Dear All,

Are you off on Monday and looking for something special to do?  Schools are closed and many businesses are as well, so what a perfect time to get out and enjoy one or more of the many museums that Indianapolis has.  Know what is the best part of visiting on Monday?  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day most museums are either free or the “admission” is a non-perishable food donation to benefit Gleaners Food Bank.  This is a “win – win” for all, as you have the opportunity to visit some of our wonderful attractions in the City for basically no charge and Gleaners Food Bank gets help with filling their shelves.

If you already have plans for Monday or would like to know more about the regular hours and admission charges for many attractions, I have updated that information (and added a couple of things since last year) along with their phone numbers and attached it to this email.  Quite a few changes in pricing and hours have occurred, so please check this out.  This would be terrific to keep for later use, especially when children are out of school, you have out of town guests, or you want to visit some of our great attractions yourself.  Our City has so much to offer, and while this list is far from complete, it gives you a good beginning.

The information below is specific for what is going on for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Sunday, January 20th –

NEWFIELDS (INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART) – 4000 Michigan Road and also the entrance off of 38th Street.  Free admission.  They are open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and have special activities from noon to 4 p.m.  They are closed on Monday.  I was told they may have to cancel due to the weather, so if it is bad on Sunday you may want to call first (317-923-1331) before going.

Monday, January 21st – 

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM – 650 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free with a food donation.  Special activities going on.

IMAX THEATER – (Inside the Indiana State Museum) -have five shows starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. that are free with a non-perishable food item.  Get your tickets from the State Museum.  Tickets are first come and do go fast, so if you plan on going, get your tickets early as they are usually gone before noon.

EITELJORG MUSEUM – 500 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free with a non-perishable food item.

NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS – 700 W. Washington Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Also free with a non-perishable food item.

INDIANAPOLIS ZOO AND WHITE RIVER GARDENS – 1200 W. Washington Street – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free with a food donation.  See the animals that like cooler temperatures as well as the indoor exhibits.

EUGENE AND MARILYN GLICK HISTORY CENTER – 450 W. Ohio Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 3000 N. Meridian Street – Free – Remember that it is “a place where children grow up and adults don’t have to”.

Outside Marion County –

CONNER PRAIRIE INTERACTIVE HISTORY PARK – 13400 Allisonville Road (Fishers) – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free.  This is for their indoor area only – Discovery Station, Create, Connect, and Craft Corner.

We are very fortunate to have this many world class attractions here in Central Indiana.  Hopefully you will be able to take advantage of some on Monday, but if not then, maybe you will be able to plan a visit to one or more soon.  Remember how much money you can save by attending on Monday, so please be generous with your food donations as they will benefit our less fortunate.

If you would share this information with others who may be interesteit would not only be helpful to them but especially beneficial to the attractions.  Thanks for your help in spreading this.


Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6    


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