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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

For some School's Out Camps and other activities on Monday, January 16, please check our calendar here.


Find service opportunities at www.MLKDay.org




Delaware Children’s Museum’ “The Power of Voices”


The DCM will celebrate the work and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an interactive program and gallery called "The Power of Voices."  Young visitors can hear Dr. King's voice and express their own dreams for the future through words, pictures, and song. When school is out for the MLK holiday on Monday, January 16, join us for a special a cappella tribute honoring Dr. King, presented by choir members from Wilmington's Trinity Episcopal Parish. Performing from the winding steps of the DCM's 30-foot Stratosphere, the choir members' vocal celebration will illuminate the power of all our words and voices.



National Constitution Center’s Day of Service


In honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the National Constitution Center will participate in the city-wide celebration on Monday, January 16, 2012.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visitors of all ages can enjoy musical and dramatic performances and special craft activities.  Children also will have the opportunity to make special crafts, including a “Hands across the World” chain and “I Have a Dream” mobiles. FREE with museum admission




National Museum of American Jewish History

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Museum will be open and free with family-friendly activities for Dr. King's birthday. Please join us as we celebrate the legacy of this American icon.

Among the activities taking place are:

  • The Museum is partnering with the Fleisher Art Memorial to offer a watercolor project. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Self-guided tours highlighting artifacts related to the struggle for civil rights and equality in America will be available for all visitors.
  • The Museum will be screening episodes of Eyes on the Prize in the Dell Theater. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the 14-hour television series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985.




African American Museum in Philadelphia

10AM – 5PM

Free Admission
Citizens Bank presents … Sharing the Heritage!
Join AAMP, Citizens Bank, and our partners, neighbors and volunteers for a day of service and celebration of the life and principles of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy a full day of activities, entertainment, opportunities for service-learning.

This year’s program includes Cultural Performances, Family Fun Activities, Historical Reenactments,
Storytelling, Youth Scavenger Hunt, Readings by Sharing the Heritage Essay Contestants, MLK Day Service Learning Projects for All Ages and Musical Performances!




Please Touch Museum
Saturday, January 14 - Monday, January 16
Program Room Fun: Martin Luther King Weekend
Dream and Draw Peace Mural, Visitors will help create a mural for peace by drawing their ideas, wishes and storied about peace using stamps and markers.
Also in the program room, I have a Dream Cards - Visitors will be asked to share a wish for peace which they may then hang on the wall, share or take home.





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