25 Family Friendly Indoor Things To Do Around Cleveland - The Cleveland Moms

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 – tap for more info

Visit the rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A beautiful place to be when it’s too hot outside or rainy.

2. GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM – tap for more info

Touch some stingrays & more at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

3. GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER – tap for more info

Get your science on at the Great Lakes Science Center. You can also catch a movie at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.

4. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME – tap for more info

Check out all the amazing musical history exhibits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has – Cleveland residents get in for free!

5. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – tap for more info

There are some portions open during the remodel – be sure to visit the new Visitor Hall!

6. CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN – tap for more info

The beautiful gardens are open year round – rain or shine! A wonderful indoor place to explore.

7. B.A. SWEETIES – tap for more info

Visit the largest candy store in North America. Kids will have fun pushing little carts made for their shopping extravaganza!

8. CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER – tap for more info

Love Cleveland? Visit Cleveland History Center to learn new things & visit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, a must-see for any car lover!

9. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART – tap for more info

Our beautiful art museum has an area just for kids (ArtLens Gallery) with interactive things to do!

10. COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER – tap for more info

Explore community art making – drop in hours Friday through Sunday!

11. WEST SIDE MARKET – tap for more info

Shop local & pick up amazing ingredients to make a delicious dinner at home.

12. A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE – tap for more info

Get back into the holiday season with a trip to the Christmas Story House.

13. CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH – tap for more info

Visit the main branch & see the beautiful view from the 10th floor observation deck.

14. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM – tap for more info

Always free admission  – a great place for plane loving kiddos!

15. WESTERN RESERVE FIRE MUSEUM – tap for more info

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.

16. VIST A NATURE CENTER – tap for more info

With 10+ nature centers around (which are FREE), they are a great place to burn off some energy indoors!

17. VISIT A TRAMPOLINE PARK – tap for more info

With quite a few options around Cleveland, burning some energy at a trampoline park is a great indoor activity!

18. VIST AN INDOOR PLAY CENTER – tap for more info

There are so many great indoor play centers for a cold or rainy day!

19. UNLEASH YOUR INNER DETECTIVE AT AN ESCAPE ROOM – tap for more info

Challenge yourself to an escape room!

20. MILLER NATURE PRESERVE – tap for more info

Visit the 5000 square foot conservatory & see multiple displays of beautiful plant specimens from all over the world in Avon.

21. VISIT ROCKEFELLER GREENHOUSE – tap for more info

This FREE greenhouse is a great way to spend a cold or rainy day!

22. GO ROCK CLIMBING – tap for more info

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.

24. VISIT A FUN LIBRARY PLAY SPACE – tap for more info

We are so lucky to have such wonderful libraries around & many have great play spaces to explore!

25. CHECK OUT AN INDOOR ATTRACTION – tap for more info

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:
https://theclevelandmoms.com/indoor-things-to-do-with-toddlers-and-preschoolers/

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