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.
Visit the rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A beautiful place to be when it’s too hot outside or rainy.
Touch some stingrays & more at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
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 – Cleveland residents get in for free!
There are some portions open during the remodel – be sure to visit the new Visitor Hall!
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 (ArtLens Gallery) with interactive things to do!
Explore community art making – drop in hours Friday through Sunday!
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.
Visit the main branch & see the beautiful view from the 10th floor observation deck.
Always free admission – a great place for plane loving kiddos!
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!
With quite a few options around Cleveland, burning some energy at a trampoline park is a great indoor activity!
There are so many great indoor play centers for a cold or rainy day!
Challenge yourself to an escape room!
Visit the 5000 square foot conservatory & see multiple displays of beautiful plant specimens from all over the world in Avon.
This FREE greenhouse is a great way to spend a cold or rainy day!
Check out the Adventure Park list for a variety of places to try your hand at rock climbing.
23. TRANSFORMER STATION – tap for more info *temporarily closed*
Transformer Station is a vibrant center for the visual and performing arts, where the Cleveland Museum of Art presents the work of emerging artists, time-based media, live music, and dynamic social experiences in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood.
We are so lucky to have such wonderful libraries around & many have great play spaces to explore!
There is a HUGE variety of indoor attractions around Cleveland. From bowling to roller skating, you’ll find something fun to do when the day calls for an indoor activity.
For a list of indoor things to do with toddlers & preschoolers, visit: