School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 15, 2018 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below.

photo courtesy of Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum
January 15, 2018 | 10:00 am
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with music performances, craft activities, storytelling and more. Museum admission is complimentary for Illinois residents to enjoy this annual favorite family-friendly event.

Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity Family Day
January 15, 2018 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Museum of Science and Industry is free for Illinois residents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Black Creativity Family Day is an annual tradition and you can enjoy the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition and Innovation Studio.

Chicago Children’s Museum
January 15, 2018 | 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Learn about freedom through interactive musical drama. No registration is required, but it is recommended that you pick up your free tickets one hour before the performance because space is limited. Ages 4+.

More Kid-Friendly Things to Do on MLK Day

We’re sorry, the Kidlist calendar is not working correctly right now. The rest of the site is full of ideas, including the indoor activities page (link below)!

Feb 12

Dodgeball and Pizza

February 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 12

Naperville Suzuki School Parent Info Sessions

February 12, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For even more ideas, be sure to check out our Indoor Activities Page, with kid-friendly fun for all ages!

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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