Rainy Day Fun
Don't let our summer showers dampen your fun. Head to these dynamic museums and indoor attractions.
Summer in the Sunshine State means frequent afternoon showers. Check out these indoor spots for a fun-filled vacation, rain or shine.
This interactive museum on International Drive is a real show-stopper. You’ll love the interactive and diverse exhibits that teach while they entertain. Stay for the nightly magic and comedy show or head next door to a variety of attractions and dining options at Pointe Orlando.
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
This four-story museum in downtown Orlando provides educational fun for all ages. Check out traveling shows or explore the permanent collections to learn about space, dinosaurs, alligators and more. Stay for a movie or documentary on the IMAX. (Tip: Take the skybridge from the parking garage.)
THE MALL AT MILLENIA
Fashionistas, this stop is for you. Get lost in Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus then browse some of the top designer stores like Gucci, Prada, Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Although there are no activities for children here, many families assemble at the food court.
This huge marketplace is all under one roof for convenient shopping and entertainment without getting wet. Highlights include the artisan market, Gods and Monsters comic store, indoor ropes course, new hot-glass attraction and glow-inthe-dark putt-putt.
SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
Located at the I-Drive 360 under the big ferris wheel, this aquarium is the perfect size for kids, with interactive exhibits, games and an indoor playground amid 5,000 fish. You’ll especially love the 360-degree ocean tunnel with sharks circling all around.
This attraction is right next to Sea Life Aquarium and Skeletons, so you can make a day of it. See amazingly realistic celebrities created in wax, along with historical figures like Florida’s founder, Ponce de Leon.
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Experience 600 exhibits and artifacts inside 10,000 square feet of jaw-dropping fun. With optical illusions, oddities and rare items like an authentic shrunken head and a chicken with its head cut off, you’ll have plenty of stories to share with the folks back home.
This indoor go-kart track is perfect for those seeking an adrenaline rush on a rainy day. Also on site are spacious lounges, snack bars and authentic racing memorabilia on display.
Located on International Drive in the heart of the tourism corridor, Kings Bowl provides family-friendly bowling by day and a lounge setting by night with a full-service bar and billiards. When you’ve worked up an appetite, order from the restaurant menu that far exceeds the food at your bowling alley back home.
THE FLORIDA MALL
This huge indoor mall features more than 200 shops and restaurants for the whole family, along with an indoor playground and attractions like American Girl, Crayola Experience and M&Ms World.
This new attraction at The Florida Mall will bring out the creativity in everyone with 25 different stations including an indoor playground. Spin wax into art, color on the walls, name your own crayon and watch colorful creations come to life on the big screen.
DAVE & BUSTER’S
Whether you’re a sports fan, have a competitive streak or just like to play, Dave & Buster’s on International Drive won’t disappoint. Watch football on the huge screens and hang out at the bar; play shuffleboard, billiards and basketball; or have some interactive fun with dozens of cool arcade games for all ages. Cash in tickets for great prizes.