Ali Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

Upcoming Events at Muhammad Ali Center

Offerings Provide Enjoyment for Entire Family

As the year comes to a close, the Ali Center is gearing up for several events that are open to the public and that provide enjoyment for the entire family.

First, on Friday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m., the Muhammad Ali Center will show Evolution of a Criminal by Darius Clark Monroe as part of its ongoing educational film series. The movie explores the financial straits that led Monroe to a desperate act as teenager in Texas, and returns to the scene of the crime to interview family members, close friends, and mentors to reflect on the aftermath. To make a FREE reservation, guests can contact Charles Gwinn at (502) 992-5340 or Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Ali Center wants to remind guests that the Once Upon a Holiday exhibit remains open through January 4th. This festive exhibit showcases holidays around the world through life-size storybook pages and teaches visitors about how various cultures celebrate the season.

Also still available for purchase are general admission tickets to the world premiere of “And In This Corner…Cassius Clay,” a play by Idris Goodwin that tells the story of young Ali, his rise to the Olympics, and his decision to use his growing reputation to affect change as a fighter for civil rights as well. In partnership with StageOne Family Theatre, the performance will take place in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theatre on January 17th, followed by a post-play reception. This event is being held on Muhammad Ali’s 73rd birthday as part of a gala celebration and fundraiser that will help to send 25,000 area students on a dual field trip where they will see the play and tour the Ali Center. A limited number of $50 tickets remain which entitle guests to see the play and attend the post-show champagne and cake reception. To purchase tickets, visit or order by phone at (502) 498-2444.

Finally, the Ali Center will be closed in observance of the holidays on the following dates:

  • December 24th
  • December 25th
  • December 31st
  • January 1st



The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit