Jacksonville museums announce special plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Two Jacksonville attractions have announced special plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens say it will be offering free admission on January 18, 2021, and also offer special programming to mark the day.

“We invite everyone to come take a moment, both on our campus and virtually, to experience art, culture and community as we honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and his tremendous impact as a humanitarian and civil rights leader,” said Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum.

We’re told that the list of in-person and virtual programming includes the following:

• Yoga in the gardens with Alnisa Turner from 10 to 11 a.m. (guests must bring their own towel or mat)

• Free admission for all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Live music sets throughout the day by Akia Uwanda, a classically trained jazz vocalist

• Take-home activity for children (while supplies last)

• Virtual performance by singers from the Jacksonville Arts & Music School in a video produced by their student-led production team

• Culture & Conversation virtual discussion with author and historian Rodney L. Hurst, Sr., hosted by Wanda Willis, Director of Community Engagement & Inclusion

• Virtual art-making activity led by a Museum educator

If you want to go, you will need to wear a mask and reserve a ticket in advance due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Registration is required for virtual events as well. You can get more details HERE.

Meanwhile, The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) which is typically closed on Mondays, has announced it will be open from 10 AM-5 PM on January 18th.

The museum says it will be fully open, including its newest exhibition, Toytopia. Visitors are required to wear a mask and if you want to go, you’re urged to buy tickets online due to capacity limits.

Get more information about what MOSH has to offer HERE.


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