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6 MLK Day Kids Activities

January 15, 2020 - The kids have off of school this Martin Luther King Day and begging you for something to do? Start off by explaining to them the significance of the day and here are 6 ideas of fun activities to do with the kids this Martin Luther King Day 2020 in Stark County!

1. Enjoy FREE Admission at the the Canton Museum of Art

Visit the Canton Museum of Art on Monday, January 20th from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. MLK Day at the CMA offers FREE admission, MAKE&TAKE art activities and more featuring our current exhibit - Crowns: Crossing into Motherhood. Enjoy printmaking fun inspired by our Yuko Kimura exhibit, and try your hand at creating miniature watercolors inspired by our Alice Schille exhibit. 

2. Get your JUMP on

Fly high with SkyCamp at Sky Zone Belden Village! Drop off the kids for a fun filled day of jumping and games at Sky Zone. From 9AM until 4PM, enjoy jumping, crafts, activities, pizza, drinks and MORE! Just $35 for the day. Kids must be pre- registered. Call 330.538.8300 for more information and to register your kiddos. SkyMax Trampoline Arena will also be open special hours on Monday, January 20 from 10AM utnil 6PM.

3. Explore history!

Kids love the interactive aspects of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum! Check out Discover World, where you are greeted by Alice the Allosaurous, and you can crawl into a hut that people that would have lived in over 11,000 years ago under the fossilized remains of a mastodon! Explore the Street of Shops and take a step back in time enjoy the “Inverted Intersections” exhibit. Kids love the Fascination Station, where you can capture your shadow, be the weatherman for the day, or create a mini tornado! The gift shop is affordable for parents and don’t forget to go to the top of the McKinley Monument if there is no snow! The Museum is open 9AM until 4PM and admission is $10 per adult, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children ages 3-18.

4. Take a hike at Sippo Lake!

Weather permitting, the trails surrounding the park are absolutely beautiful with or without snow, so dress for the weather and make memories exploring the wildlife!  Warm up by heading to the library, look for your child’s new favorite book, and enjoy the interactive environment learning at Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center. The Perry Sippo Library features a 400-gallon aquarium as well! Canalway Center hours are 10AM until 4PM and is FREE to explore! Weather permitting, the trails surrounding the park are absolutely beautiful with or without snow, so dress for the weather and make memories exploring the wildlife!

5. Go shopping—at the Flea Market!

Monday means Flea Market Day at the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market! Give your kids $10 and see what they end up with! You never know what you might find at the flea market, but there’s sure to be plenty of vendors selling clothes, toys, candy, trading cards, and so much more! Enjoy a fresh lunch at Sarah’s Grill with tons of kid friendly favorites! PLUS, it's Kid's Fun Day! They will have indoor inflatables, an Felger Exotics Animal Presentation, balloon twisters, face painting, board games, and many more fun activities for the entire family.

6. Ice Skating Outdoors & Indoors

There is something about ice skating outdoors that makes it even more enjoyable.  This winter, get the full ice skating experience at the outdoors in Downtown Canton at the Hall of Fame City Ice Rink located between the Courthouse and Arcade Coneys.  Admission is $2 and Skate Rental (admission included) is only $4 per person, for affordable family fun. Regular ice rink hours are 10AM to 7PM on Mondays. You can also skate inside from 12:00PM until 5:00PM at Center Ice Sports Complex located in North Canton, near the Akron-Canton Airport. Plus, don't miss ice skating and more activities at the final day of 2020 at the Amish Door Winter Village from 12PM-4PM. 

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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