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Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. with FREE ADMISSION to The Children’s Museum!

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WHAT:         Free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2017
 
WHERE:      The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian Street
 
WHEN:         January 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (The museum is open on this Monday although it is closed most Monday’s September-February.)
 
DETAILS:    A day filled with special activities to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
 
·       MLK Day Family Activity
Tech Time
infoZone
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Come try out some of infoZone’s new technology.
 
·       I Have A Dream Too!
infoZone
2:00 -4:00 p.m.
MLK had a dream of equality for all people, what is your dream? Celebrate MLK Day by creating a photo to share your dream.
 
·       Portrait of Peace
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Create a watercolor portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
·       Griot Drum Ensemble Performances
Lilly Theater
10:30 and 11:45 a.m. 
Enjoy energetic & engaging percussion music as the Griot Drum Ensemble performs authentic traditional West African and Diaspora drumming.
Free tickets available at the Lower Level Ticket Booth.
 
·       Figures of the Civil Rights Movement
11:30 a.m., 12:30, and 1:30 p.m.
Join storyteller Portia Jackson as she tells tales of courageous children in the Civil Rights Movement.
 
·       Freetown Village Singing Troupe
Sunburst Atrium
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Experience vibrant vocal performances from Freetown Village, a living history museum representing the men and women of the many African American communities throughout Indiana in the years following the end of the Civil War.
 
·       Ruby’s Story
The Power of Children
10:30, 11:30 a.m., noon, 2, 2:30 p.m.
Escorted by federal marshals, Ruby Bridges walked through angry, threatening crowds to get to her first-grade classroom. Hear the people that Ruby inspired tell her story in this live theatrical performance.
 
·       Ruby Bridges Sound and Light Show
The Power of Children
11:10 a.m., 12:40, 1:10, 3:10, 3:40, 4:10, 4:40 p.m.
Discover how Ruby Bridges faced the unimaginable in a five-minute film that showcases aspects of her story.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is presented by Capital Group and supported by FedEx.            
 
Coming up: Join us Monday, February 20, 2017 for Presidents Day. FREE ADMISSION!

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