FREE Admission at these Museums on MLK Day (Save $75+)

“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. 20th 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 20.

The Science Center will have special programming throughout the museum from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including live science demonstrations, Big Science Shows, hands-on science cart activities, and more. General admission at the Science Center includes our special temporary exhibit Curiosity Carnival, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, the Polymer Funhouse (for those 7 and younger) and hundreds of hands-on, interactive science exhibits. 

Movies in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater will be discounted for the event. Adult tickets will be $8.95 and youth tickets will be available for $6.95.

Parking is available for a reduced rate of $7 per vehicle in the Science Center’s attached garage. 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 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, a scavenger hunt and more. For more information, visit

Demonstration Schedule: CLICK HERE 


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hours: Monday Jan. 20th, 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


Presented by the John P. Murphy Foundation, visit the Rock Hall on Monday, January 20th and enjoy free admission in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. We’ll have community programs, live performances and activities all day long – check the schedule of events:


Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Hours: Monday Jan. 20th, 10am-3pm

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 3pm on Monday, January 20. Talk with curators outside of their labs and see specimens that are not usually on display. Join the Shafran Planetarium for $1 mini shows and meet Cleveland’s neighborhood wildlife in special live animal presentations and be sure to visit Smead Discovery Center on the Museum’s lower level.

$10 flat rate parking in the Museum garage. University Circle, Inc. will provide free shuttle service to participating organizations. Parking will fill up fast! We recommend getting here early to beat the crowd.



Henry Ford Museum

Hours: Monday, Jan. 20th, 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


Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights leaders who had the extraordinary courage to ask for more from their nation. Bring family and friends on January 20, 2020 when Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is open to the community absolutely FREE.

Sit in the Rosa Parks Bus and listen to the story of her brave act. Make your statement in the interactive program Minds on Freedom, highlighting the contributions of Dr. King, Mrs. Parks and civil rights champions like the Freedom Riders. Then explore the proud and often challenging evolution of American freedom, in the exhibit With Liberty and Justice for All. 

Make your own history on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free museum admission, parking and activities.







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