A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, his teachings of social justice, and service to the community.

Featuring dynamic performances, hands-on activities, and opportunities to help others. There’s something for the whole family!

Visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to support a local food bank, women’s shelter, or church.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.



  • MLK Jr. image puzzles
  • Bee of Service community project
  • Kindness accordion book
  • Hope canvas bags


Partners will provide the following goods and information. Goods will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West: hats, socks, scarves and gloves
  • Newark Water Coalition: free water bottles and a demonstration of The Water Box treatment system
  • Isaiah House: information on community support programs to service those who need assistance at home
  • Jax Lake: mental wellness consultation sessions and a raffle of 60-minute sessions
  • St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center: cat and dogs goodie bags (food and toys)
  • United Community Corporation: free Covid vaccines and boosters and health outreach information
  • Sanford Angels LLC: free blood pressure monitoring

Planetarium Shows

Gourd (15 minutes)
12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, & 4:30pm
Great for families with kids ages 6+

For centuries, people relied on the wonders of the night sky to guide them safely. Join us as we explore how enslaved people used the Big Dipper and Polaris to find their way to freedom while traveling the Underground Railroad. Created by local arts collective SQAD NWK.

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.