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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 16, 2023, MLK Day.


Cleveland History Center
Date: January 16, 2023
Time: 10am-5pm
Admission: FREE – No registration required.
Location: 10825 East Boulevard | Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Join CHC on January 16th as they commemorate MLK Jr. Day with free admission to the Cleveland History Center! Learn about the heroes of the past, and see how their lives have continued to shape our future.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Date: January 16, 2023
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106

Admission is free! The indoor gardens will be open to explore along with activities for the whole family. Our focus will be on The National Day of Service and how in the spirit of MLK Jr., learning about and planting trees is a service to you and your community. Programs will be available for drop in between 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. No advance ticket required.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
January 16, 2023
Time:  10am – 5:00 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.
Tickets required.  Virtual program also available.

Great Lakes Science Center – Martin Luther King Day
Date:  January 16, 2023
Times:  10 am – 5 pm
Location: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
Date:  January 15, 2023
Time:  7pm
Place:  Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44106
Admission:  FREE – Tickets released January 7, 2023.
Tickets for the event will be released on January 7th. Tickets can be obtained Severance Music Center box office, by phone at 216-231-1111 or online at clevelandorchestra.com.

Maltz Museum

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

Date:  January 16, 2023
Time:  11am – 5pm
Location:  2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH  44122
Admission:  FREE with registration.

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 while celebrating the everyday hero in you. Tour the Maltz Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, while enjoying hands-on activities on this family-friendly day!

Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Discovery Day
Date:  January 16, 2023
Time:  1o am – 4pm
Location:  1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio  44106
216.231.4600 or 800.317.9155
Admission:  FREE

On Monday, January 16, 2023, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will welcome all guests, free of charge, in celebration of Discovery Day. Each year, cultural, civic, and science institutions honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by inviting all members of the community to enjoy their spaces, exhibits, and attractions at no cost.
The Museum will be open and free to the public on Monday, January 16, from 10am to 5pm. No registration is required for entry; visitors will be admitted upon arrival.





Date: January 16, 2023
Time: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202


FUN DAY: Extreme Nature!
Lake Metroparks
Date:  January 16, 2023
Time: Noon -4PM
Admission: FREE
Address: Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094

School’s out on MLK Day! Plants and animals have EXTREME adaptations to help them survive. Discover these crazy features through fun games, activities and live animals. No registration required.


Akron Zoo Ohio

Akron Zoo Martin Luther King Day 
Date:  January 16, 2023
Times:  11am-4pm
Location:  500 Edgewood Ave.,  Akron, OH
Admission: FREE

Visit the zoo and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Admission is free for all guests. Parking rates apply.

Akron Art Museum
Family Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Date: January 16, 2023
Times:  1pm – 4pm
Location:  One South High Street, Akron

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with free public hours at the Museum. Related photographs from the collection will be available for viewing on this day in the lobby. Free and open to all.

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