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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 15, 2024, MLK Day.


Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106
Free admission.
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Cleveland History Center
Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 10am-5pm
Admission: FREE
Additional charge for carousel ride.
Location: 10825 East Boulevard | Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Cleveland History Center is open and free to all from 10am-4pm on MLK Day, January 15, 2024. Rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel and guided tours of the Hay-McKinney Mansion are available for $3 each.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106
Free admission. Tickets required: holdenfg.org
Explore the glasshouse and wander outside in the gardens.

Cleveland Museum of Art 
Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Ames Family Atrium, Gartner Auditorium and Galleries
11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH

The RINK at Wade Oval 

The Rink will host free ice skating on MLK Day with reduced pricing and student discounts leading up to Monday. The Rink will be open daily, Friday through Monday, from 1-8 p.m.
Friday, January 12: $5 all day | Skate With a Cop (free admission from 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 13: $5 all day | Movie: 42
Sunday, January 14: $5 all day | Movie: Remember the Titans
Monday, January 15: Free admission | Movie: Selma
For additional information click here.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Date: January 15, 2024
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.

Great Lakes Science Center – Martin Luther King Day
Date:  January 15, 2024
Times:  10 am – 5 pm
Location: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Click here for additional information.

Cleveland Orchestra
Photo courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
Date:  January 14, 2024
Time:  7pm
Place:  Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44106
Tickets: clevelandorchestra.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House & Day of Music
Monday, January 15, 2024, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Although the concert is free, tickets are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10 a.m., through the Severance Ticket Office in person, by phone at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or online at clevelandorchestra.com. All tickets for this performance are typically distributed by noon on the day they are made available to the public. There is a limit of four tickets per household.

Maltz Museum

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

Date:  January 15, 2024
Time:  11am – 5pm
Location:  2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH  44122
Admission:  FREE with registration.

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. See the treasures and ritual objects in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, and share in the Jewish immigrant experience that makes up An American Story. Explore the Maltz Museum’s special exhibition, The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto, while enjoying hands-on activities on this family-friendly day!

Featuring a special keynote from Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize winner, journalist, and Shaker Heights native at 1pm. A book signing will follow.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Discovery Day
Date:  January 15, 2024
Time:  1o am – 4pm
Location:  1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio  44106
216.231.4600 or 800.317.9155
Admission:  FREE

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, enjoy all-day free admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! Guests will have the opportunity to connect with our scientists, watch wildlife presentations and 3D movies, and take part in hands-on activities. Our brand-new Visitor Hall, the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium, Smead Discovery Center—Presented by PNC, and the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden—Presented by KeyBank will be open throughout the day.





Date: January 15, 2024
Time: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202


FUN DAY: Wild Similarities
Lake Metroparks
Date:  January 15, 2024
Time: Noon -4PM
Admission: Free. No registration required.
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 15, 2024
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 15, 2024
Times:  11am-4pm
Location:  One South High Street, Akron
RSVP: website

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with FREE public hours at the Museum. Related photographs from the collection will be on view and interactive activities will be available in the lobby.

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