Jan 6, 2016
The Great Lakes Science Center is free on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

CLEVELAND -- Monday, Jan. 18, is a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  RTA offices will be closed, but bus and rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Many local museums will offer free admission or discounts. Most schools are closed, so students have many choices.

If you plan to visit more than one museum, you may want to buy an All-Day Pass, which offers unlimited ridership until 3 a.m. the next day.

Lakefront attractions

Admission is free at two lakefront attractions. The Great Lakes Science Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with regular admission charged for the IMAX Theater.

Staff at the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will see their busiest day of the year, with hours of 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

To reach these attractions:

• Hop on the HealthLine, ride to the Tower City Station, board the Waterfront Line, and ride to the North Coast Station, or

• Park for free at a rail station. Ride the Rapid into the Tower City Station, and ride the Waterfront Line to the North Coast Station, or

• Ride the free B-Line trolley, exit at East 9th Street and Lakeside Avenue, and walk. The museums are a short walk from either the rail station, or Lakeside Avenue.

University Circle

Most museums in the University Circle area are close to a stop on the HealthLine, which operates 24/7.

To find details of a specific museum, go to their Web site. Most museums will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See a list of attractions.

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