Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

two young boys stand at a podium reading the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Featured Programs & Events

January 21, 2019

On MLK Day, we remember the contributions Dr. King and so many others made to the Civil Rights Movement and contemplate all the ways we can make change in our own community: 

Seeds of Change 

10:00 am - until supplies last, in the Art Studio 

Stuffed Animal Care and Repair

10:00 am- 2:00 pm, in MAKESHOP

Early Learning: Music Makers

10:30 am - 11:30 am, in the Nursery 

King for a Day

11:00 am - 3:00 pm, in the Lobby
Read the speeches of Dr. King at the microphone in the "King for a Day" program hosted by The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show. All ages are invited to take the podium at this annual event. 

Streaming Justice

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Studio 

SLB Radio Productions and Youth Express present a live 4-hour webcast exploring civil rights accomplishments, challenges, and dreams for the future. Hosted by area teens, Streaming Justice will originate from the SLB Radio studios in the Children's Museum and feature music, conversation, listener phone calls and more, all of which will air live at or via the TuneIn app or the Simple Radio app. For additional information, contact Chanessa Schuler at

Self Portraits 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, In the Art Studio 

Collaborative Sewing

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, In MAKESHOP

The Museum’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is sponsored in part by PA Virtual Charter School, MEDExpress, Giant Eagle, and Gateway Health.