25 Indoor Activities with Your Kids When it’s Raining in Orlando 

Living in the Sunshine State has its perks. With year-round warm weather, the options for outdoor activities are endless. And while most of the time, it’s bright and sunny, we do have occasional seasons where it’s quite the opposite. And nothing will make you lose your mind faster than being cooped up with your kids in the house on a rainy day. 

Thankfully, Central Florida has many great indoor fun options, and some won’t cost you a dime. Check out these 24 indoor things to do in Orlando with kids to keep your family entertained.

Rainy Day Things to Do Indoors in Orlando

1.Orlando Fire Museum
814 E. Rollins St. Orlando, Florida 32803
Free admission

Located next to Orlando Shakes in Winter Park, the Orlando Fire Museum is free to the public, however, donations are appreciated. Open on Fridays and Saturdays, you can check out historic fire vehicles and equipment and chat with the staff, many of whom are retired firefighters.

Gate to Orlando Fire Museum
Gate to Orlando Fire Museum image by Dani Meyering

While most things are for viewing, kids can climb on one of the fire engines and play with the buttons and sirens. The small museum takes less than an hour to experience and is a quiet way to stay dry or cool.

2. Bass Pro Shop 
5156 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Free admission

The Bass Pro Shop location on I-Drive offers 150,000 square feet of family fun for the outdoorsy types. Adorned with authentic Florida decor, the store has a 17,000 gallon aquarium filled with exotic fish to keep the little ones entertained. Make sure to check out the kids’ section for apparel, books, and toys.

Kids pose with santa at Bass Pro Shop Orlando
Bass Pro Shop Alayna Curry

This is also one of the only places in town where you can get a free photo with Santa during the holidays. 

3. Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803
$29.99 (adults)
$27.99 (students and seniors)
$22.99 (kids 2-11) 
Free (kids under 2)

The Orlando Science Center is the perfect place to combine fun and learning. The Toddler Town area is tailored for little ones, while older kids will enjoy exploring the other hands-on activities, the movie theater, and rotating exhibits.

Orlando Science Center kids play area - Alayna Curry
Orlando Science Center Alayna Curry

The center is attached to a parking garage with a covered walkway so you’ll be completely dry when entering the building. If you plan to frequent OSC more than 2-3 times in one year, it’s worth investing in the $199 family membership, which is good for 2 adults and all kids under 18. 

4. Creative Jane Art Studio
1781 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
$25 (toddlers)
$55 (Pre-K) 
Prices vary for elementary children, teens, and adults 

Creative Jane is a great spot for your little creators to paint, draw, and make crafts. Weekly classes include Toddler Art Play, Pre-K Art Play, and Art Explorations (for elementary students). Check the calendar for workshops for teens and adults. 

5. The Crayola Experience
8001 S Orange Blossom Trl. Orlando, FL 32809
$29.99 (ages 3 and up) 

Located inside the Florida Mall, the Crayola Experience is the perfect activity for your creative children. Take a whack at countless virtual and hands-on crafts, wrap your own crayons, and play on the playground. Save $3 when purchasing your tickets online in advance. 

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Entrance to Crayola Experience Florida Mall
Entrance to Crayola Experience Florida Mall Maria DiCicco

6. Elev8 Fun 
320 Towne Center Cir. Sanford, FL 32771
Free admission; pricing varies by activity 

Located in the Seminole Towne Center Mall, Elev8 Fun is an immersive amusement experience for the whole family. Activities include a video game arcade, bowling, go-karts, laser tag, ax throwing, mini golf, and ropes course. You can purchase any of these activities à la carte or as part of a bundle.

7. Dezerland Park Orlando 
5250 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Free admission; pricing varies by activity 

“It never rains at Dezerland Park!” Just behind Bass Pro Shop, you’ll find Florida’s largest indoor attraction, with over 80,000 square feet of thrills and fun. Activities include go-karts, virtual reality arena, bowling, laser tag maze, bumper cars, mini golf, axe throwing, and more.

Don’t miss Dezerland’s auto museum, where you’ll see vintage, themed, and exotic cars from around the world. 

arcade and bowling alley at Dezerland in Orlando
Dezerland Orlando image by Dani Meyering

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8. World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s
6875 Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32819
Free admission; additional cost for food and games

Also known as “Epic McD,” this 19,000 square foot restaurant location has all the food and fun you need for a rainy day. In addition to your typical burgers and fries, you can also try out their pizza and pasta dishes. Kids can play on the large playground or enjoy over 100 arcade games. 

9. SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Florida
8449 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

There’s lots to do at ICON Park, but one of the best indoor options for kids is the aquarium. Home to Florida’s only 360° ocean tunnel, you can explore everything under the sea without ever getting wet!

A woman and toddler child stand in front of The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando
The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando Alayna Curry

Check out the sharks, stingrays, sea horses, turtles, and more and the various exhibits. 

10. Orange County Regional History Center
5 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801
$8 (adults)
$7 (students)
$6 (children 5-12)

Housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of Downtown Orlando, the history center is a great learning experience for young minds. The museum has many permanent and rotating exhibits that will intrigue the entire family.

A nice bonus: The History Center will validate your parking for up to 2 hours in the Library Garage at 112 E. Central Blvd. On the Third Thursday of each month, they also offer free admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

Helpful Info: Kid-Friendly Visit to Orange County Regional History Center

11. Monkey Joe’s 
Two locations: Winter Park, FL, and Pointe Orlando
$24.99 per person
$9.99 (kids 2 and under)

“Rain or shine, kids play at Monkey Joe’s anytime!” The indoor gymnasium is a great rainy-day activity for kids under 12 years old. You can enjoy inflatable obstacle courses and slides, a playground, and video games. There are designated toddler areas to help keep them safe from older, more active kids.

Arcade Games and Bounce Course at Monkey Joe's Winter Park Indoor Play for Kids
Monkey Joes Winter Park image by Dani Meyering

Monkey Joe’s has pizza and other concessions and is a great spot for birthday parties as well. 

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12. Funtastic Depot
6828 Hoffner Ave, Orlando, FL 32822

Enjoy a unique and unparalleled experience at an Indoor Family Entertainment Center featuring an amazing fun live music show with lights and FXs for the whole family. Choose from a ninja warrior course, climbing walls, a playground, toddler zone, arcade area, karaoke, and the Inflatable Concept Park.

Cost: Inflatable Concept Park: $14.95; All-Included Park Pass: $24.95

13. Orlando Gymnastics
11821 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
$5 (children)

Gymnastics is a great way to let your kids burn off some energy. Throughout the school year, Orlando Gymnastics offers weekly open gym sessions for toddlers (walking age to 3 years old) and preschoolers (3-5). They’re free to jump, climb, and roll in a safe environment made for kids!

Open gym for adults happens on the first Monday of the month, if you’ve got a babysitter in mind! 

14. Millie Moo’s
4085 LB McLeod Rd. Suite E, Orlando, FL 32811
$15 (2 adults and 1 child for 2 hours)

The 3,000-square-foot open play area at Millie Moo’s has designated spaces for kids of different ages. Explore the immersive dance floor, pirate ship, motorized vehicles, slides, castles, building blocks, train sets, and more!

Millie Moos Image by Dani Meyering

One unique feature is the rubber flooring to keep infants, new walkers, and children with disabilities safe. Millie Moo’s café is 100% vegetarian. 

15. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym 
North Orlando – 244 SR 436, CASSELBERRY, FL 32707

$18 (additional siblings $16 each)

This open-play facility provides a nurturing environment where kids can learn and explore through safe sensory experiences. Enjoy the arts and crafts area, a calming room, and therapy equipment.

We Rock the Spectrum North Orlando climbing area
We Rock the Spectrum North Orlando image by Dani Meyering

In partnership with its non-profit organization, the gym also offers social skills groups and activities for all children.

16. District Kids
1415 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765
$14 (kids over 12 months)

Located inside the Oviedo Mall, District Kids is a great indoor play facility for toddlers and early elementary-age children. In addition to inflatable bounce houses, kids can explore the miniature-sized construction site, diner, grocery store, science lab, and gas station.

Toddler Toys in Vet Room at District Kids Oviedo Indoor Play Place image by Dani Meyering

This location is closed on Mondays. 

17. Kidiverse
7149 N. Frontage Rd, Orlando, Florida
$16.99 per child

Take advantage of this climate-controlled environment for children to come in and have fun! Consider Kidiverse a one-stop entertainment zone for all the kids to come in and get moving.

Kids ages 0 – 12 can enjoy hands-on discovery, role-playing, physical activity, and parent/child interaction. Parents can play with their children on play structures and in imagination-inspiring themed play areas, or relax and talk to other grown-ups while watching their children explore.

a child climbs ropes at Kidiverse Indoor Play Area Orlando
Kidiverse Indoor Play Area Orlando image by Dani Meyering

Weekly deals:

  • MILITARY MONDAYS* – 10% discount for military families.
  • THRILLING TUESDAYS – First 2 children of the day to come in to play on TUESDAY get in for FREE!
  • WACKY WEDNESDAYS – Wear something wacky and get 10% off.
  • THANKFUL THURSDAYS – Entry fee is $13.99 all day!

18. Home Depot Workshops
3455 S US Hwy 17-92, Casselberry, FL 32707 (multiple locations)
Free admission

On the first Saturday of every month from 9am to noon, your local Home Depot hosts a free kids’ workshop. All materials for the project will be provided, as well as a complimentary mini apron.

a young boy participates in Home Depot Workshops
Home Depot Workshops Alayna Curry

Taught by a Home Depot team member, projects may include building a birdhouse, a flower planter, or a pencil box.

MORE: Free Workshops for Kids in Orlando

19. Aiguille Rock Climbing Center
830 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. #252 Longwood, FL 32750
$15 (child)
$18 (adult)

Aiguille’s facility has over 10,000 square feet of climbing with walls up to 24 feet high. They also offer bouldering and auto belaying, which are great for kids ages 5 and up (minimum weight is 25 pounds).

All first-time guests will get a tour of the facility, or you can sign up for a $15 class for children 12 and up. 

woman at the top of rock climbing wall at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center
Aiguille Rock Climbing Center Alayna Curry

20. Orlando Ice Den
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd. Orlando, FL 32810
$17 (Monday-Thursday)
$20 (Friday-Sunday)

Public skating at the Ice Den is open to all levels of skaters ages 3 and up. You do not need to be a member of Genesis Health Clubs (formerly RDV Sportsplex) to drop in and skate. Your cost of admission includes skates.

Check the website for the daily schedule. 

21. Planet Obstacle
1150 Emma Oaks Trail, #100, Lake Mary, FL 32746
$27 (2 hour pass) 

Known as the world’s largest indoor obstacle park, Planet Obstacle was created by two Cirque du Soleil veterans to help kids learn about fitness and to connect with others.

This 50,000-square-foot park is located in Lake Mary and is open for business Tuesday through Sunday. In addition to traditional trampoline jumping, activities include ropes course, bumper cars, rock climbing, foam pits, vertical slide and spider wall.

General admission prices vary by day. Planet Obstacle safety socks are required and can be purchased upon entry. Planet Obstacle has a monthly pass for $80 for children 5  years and up. The Sky Café also offers plenty of food and beverage options for purchase.

22. Chocolate Museum
11701 International Drive Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32821
Tickets start at $19

You can’t go wrong with chocolate! Your tour starts with a short presentation then we enter the tropical rainforest to learn a little more about cacao. The tour then takes you back in time to find out the origins of chocolate and its rich history. Next, you enter the sculpture area, with 25 solid chocolate sculptures of some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. You will also learn the history of chocolate and see some antique machinery used to make chocolate. Finally, they take you into the tasting room to sample some of the finest chocolates around the world. Tours are guided and take approximately 45 minutes.

23. IKEA
4092 Eastgate Dr. Orlando, FL 32839
Free admission 

You could spend hours roaming around IKEA. Roughly the size of five football fields, there are endless home items to look at in this two-floor warehouse. Make sure to stop by the restaurant for their famous meatballs and cinnamon rolls! IKEA also offers Småland, an indoor playground where you can drop off your children for up to one hour while you shop. 

24. Ripley’s Believe It or Not
8201 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Approximately $30 per person

The I-Drive location of Ripley’s Believe It or Not boasts 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, spread throughout 16 different display galleries. There’s also Ripley’s Mirror Maze right next door, where families can try to find their way into (and out of) a lighted hall of mirrors.

25. Kid-friendly escape rooms
Great Movie Escape at Universal Orlando CityWalk
The Bureau on International Drive

Are escape rooms okay for kids? Generally ages 7 and older are okay with certain escape rooms. And thankfully Orlando has two great escape experiences that are suitable for kids.

Venture to Universal Orlando CityWalk for an escape experience with the pressure of a traditional escape room. Rather than escaping from a room you progress through a “Back to The Future” themed area or a “Jurassic World” themed area, with a score at the end. And parking is included! Universal’s Great Escape is a fantastic idea with tweens and teens.

Or head to The Bureau on International Drive for one of the coolest themed environments in Orlando. There are a few kid friendly options available. Either way, you’ll escape the heat and rain while embarking on a family adventure!

Updated June 2024 by Meghan Roth

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