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Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday

Featured Programs & Events

January 20, 2014

King for a Day

11am - 3pm in the Lobby

Join kids and adults in reading aloud 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.

Hill Dance Academy Theatre 

2pm in the Theater

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy today, with a thrilling performance by dancers from the Hill Dance Academy Theatre- and then learn a couple of their moves yourself, and jump on in! 

Freedom Circle and Sing a Long

3pm in the Studio

We Shall Overcome... sing songs from the Civil Rights Movement with Sister IAsia. 

Streaming Justice

11am - 3pm in the SLB Radio Studio

SLB Radio Productions presents a live 4-hour webcast exploring civil rights accomplishments, challenges, and dreams for the future. Hosted by area teens from throughout the region, 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 at  For additional information, contact Chanessa Schuler at

Studio: On Freedom Corner

10am - 4:30pm in the Studio

In the studio, we're making art that celebrates Pittsburgh's Freedom Corner, the historic intersection of Centre and Crawford Streets in the Hill District and a symbol of the home of the Civil Rights Movement right here in our city. 

Studio: Many Hands

12 - 3pm in the Studio

We're teaming up with Union Project's Many Hands to highlight the power of working together. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we're going to get our hands dirty, work side by side with our neighbors, and add our (clay) pieces to the greater good! Artists of all ages will be invited to create clay birds that symbolize their dreams, which will be photographed and displayed at the Museum.

The Museum’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is sponsored by Trib Total Media