With Cleveland weather, it’s always a great idea to keep a list of indoor things to do whether it’s rain, snow, wind, or whatever else comes our way. Here are some great ways to stay indoors & have a super fun no matter what the season is.
Be sure to check out the Indoor Toddler list for even more options!
As always, it’s a good idea to check directly with each location for admission/hours at this time.
1. CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO RAINFOREST
Visit the rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A beautiful place to be when it’s too hot outside or rainy.
Touch some stingrays at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. They recently reopened the stingray touchpool, fun for everyone!
Get your science on at the Great Lakes Science Center. You can also catch a movie at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.
Check out all the amazing musical history exhibits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has!
5. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Programming frequently changes – go check out what’s new at the museum!
The beautiful gardens are open year round – rain or shine! A wonderful indoor place to explore.
Visit the largest candy store in North America. Kids will have fun pushing little carts made for their shopping extravaganza!
Love Cleveland? Visit Cleveland History Center to learn new things & visit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, a must-see for any car lover!
Our beautiful art museum has an area just for kids with interactive things to do!
Shop local & pick up amazing ingredients to make a delicious dinner at home.
Get back into the holiday season with a trip to the Christmas Story House.
12. CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH
Visit the main branch & see the beautiful view from the 10th floor observation deck.
13. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Always free admission – a great place for plane loving kiddos!
14. WESTERN RESERVE FIRE MUSEUM
The Fire Museum’s mission is to provide a first-class regional fire museum & education center while preserving the history of the fire service and their historic building.
With 10+ nature centers around (which are FREE), they are a great place to burn off some energy indoors!
Get out some energy at Sky Zone trampoline park in Westlake.
Unleash your inner ninja warrior at this amazing indoor adventure park in Avon.
From bowling to laser tag, there’s something for everyone at Main Event in Avon.
Visit the 5000 square foot conservatory & see multiple displays of beautiful plant specimens from all over the world in Avon.
20. NOSOTROS ROCK CLIMBING GYM
Try out bouldering at Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym in Lakewood & downtown CLE.
Transformer Station is a privately owned & operated art museum in Hingetown. It has quickly become an anchor destination in Cleveland’s rapidly evolving Ohio City neighborhood.
22. VISIT A FUN LIBRARY PLAY SPACE
We are so lucky to have such wonderful libraries around & many have great play spaces to explore!
For a list of indoor things to do with toddlers & preschoolers, visit: