Martin Luther King Day Events – Ohio

Time to gather the family and take advantage of all the FREE and discounted events being held around Ohio, January 20, 2020, MLK Day.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Craft
Date:  January 20, 2020
Time: 10am-5pm
Admission: FREE – No registration required.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600
The Botanical Garden is open for Martin Luther King. Jr. Day as the University Circle institutions celebrate with free admission. Join us to make a nature-based craft.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
January 20, 2020
Time:  10am – 5:30 pm
Location: 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH  44114
216.781.ROCK | Admission: FREE
Enjoy a free admission day at the Rock Hall filled with live performances, education programs and family activities that will highlight how people use music to find their voices and create a sense of community.

Experience the Rock Hall’s many exhibits that showcase how artists have used popular music to communicate ideas and incite social change.

Great Lakes Science Center – Martin Luther King Day
Date:  January 20, 2020
Times:  10 am – 5 pm
Location: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Admission:  FREE general admission.

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
Date:  January 12, 2020
Time:  7pm
Place:  Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44106
Admission:  FREE no tickets required

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Hear Our Voices:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Date:  January 20, 2020
Time:  11am – 5pm
Location:  2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH  44122
Admission:  FREE
Join us for free all-day at the Maltz Museum! Honor iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens who fought against discrimination by celebrating the everyday hero in all of us. Tour the Maltz Museum’s core and special exhibitions while enjoying hands-on crafts and activities on this family-friendly day!


Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Discovery Day
Date:  January 20, 2020
Time:  1o am – 4pm
Location:  1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio  44106
216.231.4600 or 800.317.9155
Admission:  FREE
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.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium Martin Luther King Day
Date:  January 20, 2020
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Location:  2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH  44113
“The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc. (UBF) invite the public to a community fund- and friend-raiser on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10am – 4pm. Every guest who donates $1 or more to UBF on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will receive discounted same-day $10 admission to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.”





Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Martin Luther King Day 
Date:  January 20, 2020
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH  43065
Admission:  FREE (Standard parking rates apply.)




Lake Metroparks
Date:  January 20, 2020
Time: Noon -4PM
Admission: FREE
Address: Environmental Learning Center
7250 Alexander Road, Concord Twp., OH  44077
Do you love science and experiments? Come and discover the secrets of the world around you through trials and hands-on tests! Come and go as you please. Bring the whole family.



Akron Zoo Martin Luther King Day 
Date:  January 20,  2020
Times:  11am-4pm
Location:  500 Edgewood Ave.,  Akron, OH
Admission: FREE

Free admission for everyone! Enjoy the zoo on us, plus the Akron Chapter of NAACP will be on-grounds with special activities.  Parking is $3.
For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.

Akron Art Museum
Family Days: Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration
Date:  January 20, 2020
Times:  1pm – 4pm
Location:  One South High Street, Akron

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspires transformation through creativity. Celebrate King’s vision by recharging your imagination with hands-on art activities, games and storytelling paired with artists from the museum’s contemporary collection.