FREE Family Fun on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Akron

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Your kids will be out of school on Monday, January 20, 2020 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Spend the day at one of these FREE and family fun events in and around Akron. Most of the events are centered around celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

Akron Zoo offers FREE Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Akron Zoo is offering FREE admission for all guests on Monday, January 20 from 1-4pm. Enjoy the entire zoo as well as fun activities provide by the Akron Chapter of NAACP.  Be sure to check out their new winter Family Fun Zone too with giant games, sports station, up-close animal encounters, crafts and more in Komodo Kingdom.

Parking is $3.

Akron Zoo
505 Euclid Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44307

Akron Art Museum offers FREE admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Enjoy a FREE afternoon of games, storytelling, and hands-on activities to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Akron Art Museum on January 20th from 1-4pm.  Enjoy Distance of the Moon and artwork in the collection galleries to see how artists have translated their personal stories and world events into paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture.

Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

FREE School’s Out Cookout at Liberty Park in Twinsburg

Bring your own hot dogs and buns to cook over an open fire at Liberty Park on January 20th from 11:30am – 12:30pm with complimentary drinks and condiments. Enjoy nature trivia while cooking and eating your lunch. Plan on taking a hike afterward at one of their 4 trails. We love their Glacier Cave and snadstone ledges!

Liberty Park
9999 Liberty Rd
Twinsburg, OH 44087

FREE School’s Out S’Mores and Birds in Winter Program at Firestone Metro Park

Stop by Firestone Metro Park from 3-4pm on January 20th and gather around winter campfire to roast s’mores! All the ingredients will be provided, while supplies last.

The Redwing Trail is a great 1 mile walk with views of Tuscarawas River.

Firestone Metro Park
Tuscawaras Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

Kids (ages 3-6) and their families are welcome to enjoy Kinderealm: Birds in Winter program with a short hike and craft from 10:30 – 11:30am at the Coventry Oaks Area. Registation is required, call 330-865-8065.

Firestone Metro Park
Coventry Oaks Area
40 Axline Ave.
Akron, OH 44319

FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Activities Fair at The University of Akron

Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at The University of Akron Activities Fair on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom. Activities include -Biographic information on Martin Luther King Jr. Historical information on the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. gallery and other visual displays, Performances, Arts and crafts, and Information about various organizations.

Parking is available at the meters outside the Jean Hower Taber Student Union and in the Schrank Hall parking decks.

The University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, Ohio 44325

FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Near Akron

FREE Kid’s Fun day at Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market

Take a short drive south to Hartville on January 20th from 10am – 2pm for a free kids fun day with inflatables, mechanical horses, board games, and more at Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market. Enjoy lunch combos from Sarah’s Market Fresh Grill and enjoy the indoor shops.

Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market
1289 Edison St. NW
Hartville, OH 44632

Canton Museum of Art offers FREE admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Canton Museum of Art is offering FREE admission to everyone on January 20th from 10am – 4pm. Enjoy MAKE&TAKE art activities, printmaking fun inspired by our Yuko Kimura exhibit, and try your hand at creating miniature watercolors inspired by our Alice Schille exhibit.Enjoy the current exhibit – Crowns: Crossing into Motherhood.

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave N,
Canton, Ohio 44702

Great Lakes Science Center offers FREE admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Great Lakes Science Center will offer FREE general admission to all guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 20. There will be special programming including live science demonstrations, hands-on science cart activities, Curiosity Carnival, NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Polymer Funhouse, and hundreds of hands-on interactive science exhibits. Parking is $7, COME theater tickets are discounted for the event adults: $8.95 and youth $6.95

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216.694.2000

FREE admission to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering FREE admission in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr on January 20th from 10am – 5:30pm. Enjoy community programs, special family activities, live performances, and activities all day long.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Cleveland Museum of Natural History offers FREE Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Enjoy free general admission for everyone on January 20th from 10am – 3pm at the Cleveland Museum of natural History. Talk with curators and see specimens that aren’t normally on display during this special day. For just $1 enjoy a mini Shafran Planetarium show and meet Cleveland’s neighborhood wildlife in special live animal presentations. $10 parking

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

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