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Two boys stand at the podium reading the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20, 2020

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: 

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.

Using Your Voice

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

Join us in the Art Studio as we explore many different ways to express ourselves and use our own voice through art! From zines, to signs, to collage - how can you relay your thoughts through your art making?

Seeds of Change

10:00 am - 2:00 pm - In the Art Studio 

Explore forgiveness in the Art Studio; first, write or draw about how someone made you mad or sad. Then rip up that paper and mix it in a seed and dirt mixture to make seed balls.  When you plant your seed ball, watch how it grows, showing how something beautiful can grow from forgiveness.

This activity will be offered while supplies last.

Streaming Justice

Noon - 4:00 pm - In the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Studio in the Theater

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 Youth Express app, TuneIn app or the Simple Radio app. For additional information, contact Jon Bindley at

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