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10 Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities In Maryland

Just because the weather isn’t cooperating, doesn’t mean the day is ruined. Maryland is home to a variety of awesome indoor activities that are sure to educate and burn some energy. If you want to get out of the house, but don’t want to get wet, check out these 10 kid friendly rainy day activities in Maryland.

1. Brookside Nature Center – Silver Spring, MD

The Brookside Nature Center is a great option for an indoor rainy day educational experience. This nature center is home to live animals, scavenger hunts, and a play center. For extra fun, pop by the botanical gardens next door and check out the indoor butterfly house.

 

2. Calvert Marine Museum – Solomons, MD

There is so much to love about the Calvert Marine Museum. Children are able to get hands on with marine life, see a wide variety of fossils, and see what the inside of a lighthouse looks like. With so many different activities to pass the time, it is easy to spend the entire afternoon learning and interacting here.

 

3. Chesapeake Children’s Museum – Annapolis, MD

If you read my last rainy day post, you know our family is all about children’s museums. The Chesapeake Children’s Museum is an excellent option for indoor fun. There are dress up opportunities, crafts, and story time. This museum is sure to be a hit with the kids and keep their minds and bodies active.

 

4. Badlands Playspace – Rockville, MD

If your kids have a lot of energy to burn, the Badlands Playspace is the place to go. There is a playground area with rock walls and slides and an educational center with tinker toys and live animals. With such a wide variety of activities, your kids will be busy from the moment they enter until they leave.

 

5. Maryland Science Center – Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Science Center is the perfect place for children of all ages. The younger kids will have fun pushing buttons and building with blocks while the older ones can engage in paper plane flying and even laying on a bed of nails. There are multiple shows put on throughout the day that are also educational and fun for the whole family.

 

6. ClimbZone – Laurel, MD

Another great rainy day option for kids (and adults) of all ages is ClimbZone. ClimbZone is equipped for even the youngest adventurers to rock climb. There are also indoor bounce houses and playground areas. The best part about ClimbZone is adults are allowed to climb too so you can have fun right along side the kids.

 

7. Delmarva Discovery Center – Pocomoke City, MD

Of course more than one Children’s Museum made this list of kid friendly rainy day activities in Maryland. The Delmarva Discovery Center is the best place to go to get hands on with horseshoe crabs and Whelks. The center is also home to two otters, a giant interactive indoor wharf, and tons of brain building activities.

 

8. Port Discovery – Baltimore, MD

And now THE children’s museum to rule them all; Port Discovery. Port Discovery is a 3-level, interactive and educational museum targeted toward children up through age 10. Some of the exhibits change throughout the year so you will never have the same experience twice. Port Discovery is definitely a must visit even if the weather is perfect.

 

9. Annapolis Maritime Museum – Annapolis, MD

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is another wonderfully educational experience for the kids. This museum teaches you all about oysters and various other animals that live in the bay. There is a large aquarium full of different species and a ton of other educational information. If the weather lets up, you can even go outside and hang out at the beach.

 

10. Hyper Kidz – Columbia, MD

Last but not least, Hyper Kidz is an excellent indoor playground that will undoubtedly wear the kids out on a rainy day. Think McDonald’s Playplace, but like 100 times bigger. There are separate sections for kids of all ages so you never have to worry about your child being with kids that will play too rough with them.

 

That’s All For Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities In Maryland!

I’m sure there are a ton of other kid friendly rainy day activities in Maryland, but these were the one’s we were able to squeeze in during our short visit. If you have been to any place on this list, comment below with your experience! Also drop a comment if you would like to add any of your favorite kid friendly rainy day activities in Maryland that didn’t make the list.

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Just because the weather isn’t cooperating, doesn’t mean the day is ruined. Maryland is home to a variety of awesome indoor activities that are sure to educate and burn some energy. If you want to get out of the house, but don’t want to get wet, check out these 10 kid friendly rainy day activities in Maryland.

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