BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Here are some things you can do for fun on Monday, January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., kids ages 3-12 and Botanical Gardens’ members can enjoy free admission into the gardens, featuring seasonal activities and hand-on stations to visit.
The event at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls will feature over 2 million lights on more than five miles of illuminated trails. This festival is celebrating its 35th season. Admission is free for all.
Two new exhibits are open at the Central Library. Building Buffalo showcases a rare collection of illustrated books on the history of architecture and landscape design. Buffalo Never Fails dives into Buffalo’s role during World War I through a collection of posters and propaganda. Free to the public, the exhibit can be viewed any time the library is open.
Activities will include ice skating, curling, and ice bikes. Prices vary per activity.
Open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., skating at the Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza is free as long as weather allows. Skates can be rented for $2.00 for kids and $3.00 for adults.
Celebrate the last day of this annual tradition with various events around town including swimming, a skating pizza party and model boat demonstration.
Free admission all day into the museum, where activities with a special focus on health will be taking place, including a smoothie-making station, trivia, a scavenger hunt, and sports team mascots.
Explore the homes and lives of beavers with activities including a guided hike and indoor workshop. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $6 per participant.
For all of January and February, celebrate Polar Bear Days at the Zoo with $5 admission and free parking.
On January 13th, 14th, and 15th, admission to the Aquarium of Niagara is just $7.16 for all ages.
The National Museum of Play is holding a special event featuring performances of African Folktales and Jackie Robinson by the Bright Star Theatre. The event is included with admission, which costs $15 for ages two and over.