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Lots of free activities in Indy on MLK Day 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday, January 20, 2014 around the country. In Indianapolis families will be able to attend exciting events that will be free of charge. The kids will be out of school providing a chance for nice family outings.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech
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The Children’s Museum will be presenting live performances and lots of special activities for kids of all ages. This facility is rated as one of the top tourist attractions in the country as well as being listed as one of the world’s best children’s museums. Parking is always free at the museum, too.

The Rhythm Discovery Center in downtown Indianapolis will present a fascinating and fun presentation at 11:00 a.m. on the morning of MLK Day. This facility is a unique museum of music, jazz, and the role of percussion instruments. Admission will be free from 10 to 5 that day. Reasonably priced parking is available nearby. This museum is located within a block of the Monument Circle.

The Indiana Historical Society will sponsor its annual event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The free events will include activities for the kids, crafts, storytelling, discussion and performances by several different groups, including the Asante Children's Theatre, Kenyetta Dance Company, Tasha Jones and the Write Me Project and The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Hours will be from 10 to 5:30.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is also having free admission from noon until 6 on MLK Day. A wide variety of activities are planned. Music groups will be singing, films shown and an interactive presentation featuring videos, still photos, and narration will be presented. Docents will be scattered throughout the museum to provide insight into exhibits and will have hands on items for all to touch and feel.

Indianapolis will provide families and individuals a marvelous opportunity to participate in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in a variety of settings at no cost.

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