Press Release

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Compassion

Published January 10, 2022

News release

For more information contact: Shane Rhinewald, The Strong, srhinewald@museumofplay.org;

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities focused on Dr. King’s vision of becoming a “beloved community, grounded in love and peace” during a Day of Compassion at The Strong museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 17.

Meet local author Nykki Matthews and enjoy live story readings of her book The Truth About Me, a story celebrating individuality at noon and 1 p.m. Gather round local edutainer Miss Sweet Potato Pie and listen to a story celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., at 2 p.m.

Also, meet members of Alfred University’s Art Force Five, a group that travels the country paying tribute to empowerment icons such as Harlem Renaissance leaders, suffragists, and more. See the group’s display of mosaic portraits and paint a tile to add to the art piece. 

Museum Hours: The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Fridays, when it is open until 8 p.m.

General Admission Fees: Age 2 and older $19, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for non-members, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the museum’s parking garage for free now through the end of July. Parking is $5 for non-members. Members can use one of their six annual parking validations during their visit. Once all validations are used, members may park in the garage for $5. More details at museumofplay.org/visit/directions-and-parking.