The Ali Center is Now Open Wednesdays through Sundays 12 noon to 5pm!
The Ali Center is Now Open Wednesdays through Sundays 12 noon to 5pm!

We Are Open!

Reduced Hours of Operation Are Wednesdays through Sundays,
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Last entrance at 4:15 p.m.

A message from Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center:
I am happy to announce that the Muhammad Ali Center re-opened to the public on July 1st and we have begun welcoming back visitors. We are also prepared to begin receiving group tours and private events, following the capacity limits as outlined by our Governor’s office. After being closed for 3-1/2 months, it is thrilling to see visitors once again walking through our doors. So far, we have had visitors from all walks of life returning to learn more about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest of All Time. Shortly before our temporary closure, the Muhammad Ali Center was honored to become one of the newest stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.
It is a different world than it was just four months ago; we have learned new ways of working and communicating with one another. Some of us have become teachers to our children. Others of us have discovered new hobbies, such as how to garden or bake. Some have adopted a new pet. And all of us have, no doubt, adopted new words in our everyday vocabularies: PPE, social distancing, coronavirus, ZOOM to name a few.  
Six weeks ago the world changed again with the haunting words, "I can’t breathe”. These words spoken by George Floyd, as he was being murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, sparked a great awakening around the world regarding systemic racism. We had heard these words before, but this time the world listened; protesters, all over the world, took to the streets and demanded equity for black and brown people who lived in systems created out of racist policies. This time, it was not just black and brown people protesting, it was people of all hues demanding justice and equity for all.
Muhammad Ali fought for this, as well, back in the 1960s. He, in fact, was a peaceful protester and believed in letting one’s voice be heard. While Muhammad’s voice was amplified on another level because he was the Heavyweight Champion of the World, it was also by design that he used his fame as a platform to speak out against racism.  Muhammad was just in his mid-twenties when he said: “Boxing was just to introduce me to the world. Now my life is startin’. Fighting injustice, fighting racism, fighting poverty, using this face that the world knows and fame, and goin’ out and representing truth and helping certain causes.”
The Ali Center visitor experience covers Muhammad’s years during the civil rights era, as well as his Louisville roots; his amateur and professional boxing careers; humanitarian accomplishments; dedication to training; spiritual transformation; and even his talents as an artist. Our exhibits are rich in history, yet so timely to today’s social challenges. They are designed to inspire you.
So what can you expect when you visit? What kind of safety precautions do we have in place? First, please note that our number one priority is—and always has been—the health and safety of our staff, patrons, and other visitors. Our staff has worked tirelessly throughout these past few months to plan and implement COVID19 safety procedures so we can get back to doing what we love the most: inspiring others to achieve their own greatness.
To those who donated during these difficult times, we thank you. Your generosity did not go unnoticed and we appreciate your support now more than ever. We look forward to the days ahead as we work together to get through this unprecedented time in our history.
We encourage you to purchase your admission tickets online in advance, available HERE. Also, please visit our COVID Guidelines in advance of your visit.
Capacity Limits
Left Image: Plexiglas panels; Right Image: Capacity limits;
Left Image: Social distancing signage; Right Image: Social distancing measure in exhibits.
To the greatest extent possible, the Ali Center is asking guests to purchase their admission tickets online in advance of their visit to limit person-to-person contact time and the exchange of money at the Admissions Desk.
Purchase Tickets Here
For further information on our COVID-19 policies, and questions concerning events, group tours, or programming, click HERE.

New Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Programs

Training Workshops Available for Businesses, Organizations, and Students 
The Muhammad Ali Center believes that systemic and institutionalized racism is the defining issue of our time. Through our programming, exhibitions, initiatives, and strategic partnerships, the Center promotes Social Justice locally, nationally, and globally to advance fair and equitable societies in which each individual matters and where all human rights are recognized, respected, and protected.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops and retreats are created for businesses and organizations interested in educating their employees while fostering equitable and inclusive community-building. Programming is also available for advanced high school and college students at a discounted rate.
Learn More

Join us for a FREE Virtual Athletes & Social Change Forum

Today and Tomorrow

The theme of this annual event is: The Role and Impact of Mentors and Mentoring on the Next Generation of Athletes and Social Change.
This year we will welcome scholars, practitioners, policymakers and advocates who are all working to advance the realm of athletes and social change through Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Respect, Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Spirituality and Giving. The forum is designed to advance education, advocacy and research on the roles and contributions of athletes in promoting social change, human rights and development.
Hear from athletes like Laila Ali, John Carlos, Aeneas Williams, and others as we discuss the importance of mentorship among athletes and social change.
The Muhammad Ali Center Athletes & Social Change Forum will take place virtually via a Zoom Webinar today, July 9, 11:30am - 1:30pm, and tomorrow, July 10, 8:30am - 5:30pm.
Registration is FREE. For more information about the Athletes & Social Change Forum and to see a full schedule and list of speakers, click HERE.
Register Here

Beat the Summer Heat with these

Great Products from the Ali Center Retail Store!

Stay Hydrated!
Take a water break while having fun in the sun with this Ali Center Stainless Steel Water Bottle! This 25 ounce double wall 18/8 stainless steel thermal bottle with copper vacuum insulation will keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours. Get yours for $24.99 in person at the Ali Center Retail Store or online HERE. 

Stay Cool with The Greatest and Shop Our T-Shirt Selection!

Shop the Ali Store Online

Visit our Private Event Space in a Brand New Virtual 360 Tour of All of our Venues

Whether it is a wedding, professional conference, a catered reception, or a small meeting, the Muhammad Ali Center has a variety of options to meet your special event needs. Outdoor spaces available. Please visit our website HERE for our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines. 
Take a Virtual Tour Now!
The Muhammad Ali Center is a 501(c)(3) organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors made possible by the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donors like you!
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