INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Monday is a day dedicated to the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. In downtown Indianapolis, there are many special events including free admission to several area attractions.
Among the places offering free admission Monday are The Children's Museum, Crispus Attucks Museum, Rhythm! Discovery Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana History Center.
"This is a way to kind of get that dialogue going, that conversation starter on some topics that might be a little more difficult to talk to your children about. You can come and show them examples and it helps with the understanding," said Kimberly Harms from The Children's Museum of the number of different exhibits offered at the museum including showings of the "I have a dream" speech.
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Also, bring a canned good for Gleaners Food Bank and receive one free admission per person per attraction in White River State Park including the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, IMAX Theater, Eiteljorg Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions and Victory Field.
The Madame Walker Theatre Center will stream the inauguration ceremony live after the Freedom Walk on the Avenue. Also happening Monday, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters in action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
State police and the Indiana Department of Transportation say public safety is being endangered by metal scrappers.
Hoosiers are being hit with the coldest weather statewide in about three years, and officials are warning drivers about black ice.
A regional planning commission in northwest Indiana is scheduled to vote on whether to move forward with a plan to build the 47-mile-long Illiana Expressway that would connect Interstate 65 near Lowell with Interstate 55 south of Chicago.