FREE Admission at these Museums on MLK Day

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is a day we commemorate a brilliant man who moved people to change through his words, action, faith, etc. and the following Museums are celebrating him by offering FREE admission to the general public on MLK Day.

Know of any that didn’t make the list? Please feel free to include them in the comments. Tag/share with friends and make plans today!




Great Lakes Science Center  

Hours: Monday Jan. 21st 10am-5pm

Address: 601 Erieside Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114

Admission: FREE (Normally tickets are $16.95 for adults & $13.95 for kids, but it’s FREE on MLK Day)

Phone: 216-694-2000



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 21.

The Science Center will have special programming throughout the museum from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including the Bubblemania, Magic of Matter and It’s Electric science demonstrations, Big Science Shows including our popular Lift Off!, Fire & Ice, and CryoBlast shows, Capsule Chats at the Apollo Command Module, hands-on science cart activities, and more. General admission at the Science Center includes the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, the Polymer Funhouse (for those 7 and younger) and hundreds of hands-on, interactive science exhibits. 

Due to the potential for large crowds, the Science Center’s front drive parking spaces will all be converted to spaces for vehicles with handicap placards or license plates. Additional parking beyond the Science Center’s attached garage is available in the surface lot north of FirstEnergy Stadium.

After you check out the Science Center, be sure to visit North Coast Harbor’s annual Ice Fest between the Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, featuring live ice carving demos, a social media photo op, costumed characters and more than 30 ice sculpture creations. For more information, visit


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hours: Monday Jan. 21, 10am -5:30pm

Address: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Admission: FREE (Normally $26 for adults & $16 for kids…but FREE admission on MLK Day!)

Phone: 216-781-7625


Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy live performances, an art demonstration, education programs, and family activities that highlight how people have used music to find their voice and create a sense of community. The event will be emceed and DJ’d by Jason Walker. The Rock Hall’s many exhibits, including its featured Stay Tuned: Rock on TV, showcase how artists have used popular music to communicate ideas and incite social change. Click on link for a full schedule of events for the day


Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Hours: Monday Jan. 21st 10am-5pm

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

Admission: FREE (parking is $10) (HUGE Savings…Adults are usually $17 & kids are $14, but for MLK Day its FREE!!)

Phone: 216-231-4600


Get ready for a great day of discovery! Receive FREE general admission from 10am to 4pm on Monday, January 21. Talk with curators outside of their labs and see specimens that are not usually on display. Watch mini Shafran Planetarium shows for $1/person and participate in amazing demonstrations with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University and University of Chicago. Meet Cleveland’s neighborhood wildlife in special live animal presentations, and be sure to visit Smead Discovery Center on the Museum’s lower level.



Henry Ford Museum

Hours: Monday, Jan. 21st 9:30am – 5pm

Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029

Admission: FREE (Normally $24 for adults & $18 for kids, but its FREE on MLK Day)

Phone: 313-982-6001


Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many ordinary people who had the extraordinary courage and commitment to ask for more from their nation on civil rights. FREE admission on Martin Luther King Day courtesy of The Henry Ford.

That includes free admission and free parking, activities and dramatic presentations. Sit in the Rosa Parks Bus, and hear the story of Mrs. Parks’ courageous act. Participate in and be captivated by the highly praised 30-minute show “Minds on Freedom,” which celebrates the contributions of Dr. King, Mrs. Parks and other civil rights champions such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Gloria Rackley and the Freedom Riders. Sing, carry a protest sign and interact with the performers. You, too, can make history.







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