Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21, 2019 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.
Kid-Friendly Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chicago History Museum
January 21, 2019 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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 21, 2019 | 9:30 am – 5:30 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 20-21, 2019 | 11:00 am, 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+.
The Art Institute’s King Day Festival: Long Journey into Freedom
January 21, 2019 | 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Explore the idea of freedom through making art and collaborating with artists, musicians, poets, teens, and families. This drop in event is free to all and Illinois residents receive free admission as part of their Free Winter Weekdays.
Day Camps on Monday, January 21, 2019
Gemini Gymnastics Day Camp (La Grange)
Tiny Twistar, co-ed ages 3-5, 8:45 – 11:45 am
Ninja Monkey, co-ed ages 5+, 8:45 – 11:45 am
Girls Gymnastics, ages 6+, 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Click on the Parent Portal to register.
Elite + Lockdown Volleyball and Basketball Camp (Willow Springs)
January 21, 2019 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Score Sports Center, 8300 Wolf Road in Willow Springs
More Kid-Friendly Things to Do on MLK Day
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For even more ideas, be sure to check out our Indoor Activities Page, with kid-friendly fun for all ages!