by Jennifer Sammons
School's out! Need a way to entertain the family for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Here's some holiday-related events to educate and keep them busy.
Martin Luther King Day Observance, 11am, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Use stories to connect to the community and explore poverty and economic justice. Free with museum admission. 617-426-6500; bostonkids.org.
MLK Day of Service, 10am – 4pm, Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. Celebrate diversity with fun-filled crafts and activities. Free with museum admission. 508-230-3789; childrensmuseumineaston.org.
Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 11:30am – 4pm, Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence, R.I. Explore an exhibit describing Dr. King's life and work and see powerful storytelling performances. For ages 5 and up. Free with museum admission. 401-273-KIDS; ChildrenMuseum.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities, 9am – 4:30pm, Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Create white doves to add to the Dream Tree or a self-portrait to add to a community mural. Free with museum admission. 978-264-4200; discoverymuseums.org.
Also, enjoy free admission to these attractions on the holiday:
Special Holiday Family Days, 1-4pm, Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Ave., Framingham. Enjoy free admission to the museum today. FREE. 508-620-0050; danforthmuseum.org.
Fee Free Day, National Parks, Forests and Wildlife Refuges nationwide. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today. nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.