White River State Park celebrates MLK, Jr. Day with Free Admissions

INDIANAPOLIS — Visitors to White River State Park attractions will receive free admission and parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, with a canned good donation (one can per person, per attraction).
“This year, we’re also encouraging people to donate to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana online in exchange for free admission,” said Sampson Levingston, marketing manager at White River State Park. “Because of its buying power, Gleaners can buy $7 worth of food for every $1 donated, so your contribution goes farther. All you’ll need for admission to Park attractions is a donation receipt on your phone.”
In addition to enjoying the attractions themselves, MLK Jr. Day visitors to the Park can:
• Watch films with Dr. King’s speeches at the Indiana State Museum.
• Preview the new children’s exhibit at the NCAA Hall of Champions.
• Catch Jingle Rails at the Eiteljorg Museum the day before it chugs out of town.
• Get a free ticket to the Indianapolis Indians’ season opener if they complete a health screening at the State Museum.
• See animals that love the cooler temperatures and plenty of indoor exhibits at the Zoo.
• Experience the IMAX® film Amazon Adventure (presented in 2D) for free.
Special activities will take place throughout the day at most of the major attractions that make up White River State Park: Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX® Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo and the NCAA® Hall of Champions. The Indianapolis Indians will have activities at the State Museum.
The Park is also offering complimentary parking on MLK, Jr. Day on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed. Visitors may park in one of the following locations:
• The underground garage located off Washington Street just west of West Street,
• The surface parking lots at the Indianapolis Zoo and Victory Field, and
• The surface parking lot across from Victory Field next to the Park’s Visitor’s Center.
For more information about White River State Park, visit www.whiteriverstatepark.org.