things to do in orlando on a rainy day
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What to do on a Rainy Day in Orlando with Kids

Are you looking for kid friendly indoor activities in Orlando? Chances are it will rain while you are visiting so it’s a good idea to have a backup plan! While Florida may be called the Sunshine State, it does rain quite frequently, particularly in the summer months. The good thing is, you’re in luck! Orlando has many indoor playgrounds, museums, malls, and other attractions to keep you out of the rain. Here are the best kid friendly indoor things to do in Orlando when it rains.

Indoor Activities in Orlando

1) Crayola Experience

Located in the Florida Mall, the Crayola Experience is a great way to spend a few hours with your little artists. Your kids can make crayons with their name on them, create things out of clay, make fun shaped crayons from melted wax and so much more! It’s an easy way to spend a few hours out of the heat and rain. The Crayola Experience is one of our favorite rainy day activities in Orlando.

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2) Planet Obstacle

If you’re looking for the best indoor playground in Orlando, look no further than Planet Obstacle in Lake Mary. The location is massive and there are a ton of activities for kids of all ages. Your kids can do a rope course, jump on a trampoline, ride go karts, climb a rock wall and so much more! It’s one of the best indoor activities in Orlando for kids.

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3) Orlando Science Center

One of the best rainy day activities in Orlando is visiting the Orlando Science Center. If you have a science center membership to a local museum, your admission can be free with the ASTC travel passport program. The Orlando Science Center has 4 floors of interactive exhibit, and a KidsTown for kids 7 and under that is similar to a typical children’s museum. This is one of the best things to do on a rainy day in Orlando.

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4) Visit the Sugar Factory

Looking for the best dessert in Orlando? Look no further than the Sugar Factory! Known for their outrageous milkshakes, they serve lots of other items as well including a full food menu. There’s also a candy store inside, in case you didn’t already have enough sugar! This is a fun and delicious rainy day activity in Orlando.

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5) Visit a Mall

If you’re looking to do some shopping while in Orlando, visit one of the local malls. The Florida Mall is great for families since that’s where the Crayola Experience is located. For a more upscale experience, head to the Mall at Millenia. No matter which you choose, it’s a great rainy or hot day activity in Orlando.

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The Mall at Millenia is perfect for a rainy day!

6) Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

Even if Sea World isn’t on your Orlando itinerary, check out the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Since they are part of the AZA, you can get a 50% discount with a reciprocal membership. This is one of the best indoor activities in Orlando for kids and toddlers. The aquarium is located inside ICON Park, along with many other attractions so you can easily spend a full day here.

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7) Wonderworks

A fun indoor attraction in Orlando is Wonderworks. While the outside, which is an upside down building, is what may draw you in, the inside is just as fun! There are lots of interactive exhibits here that will entertain all members of your family. Add this to your list of rainy day activities in Orlando! Wonderworks is right near the Sugar Factory, so you can combine both on one trip.

8) Kennedy Space Center

While not technically in Orlando but just an hour away, the Kennedy Space Center is a great rainy day activity in Orlando especially if you have space loving kids. Your kids will learn a ton about space shuttles and all things space. It’s a great way to spend a rainy Florida day!

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9) Madame Tussauds Orlando

You’ve probably heard of this famous wax museum and maybe even visited one in another city. Orlando has one as well and it’s a great indoor rainy day activity in Orlando. Take selfies with wax figures like Taylor Swift and Serena Williams while staying cool and dry. This is located in ICON Park, near the Sea Life Aquarium and Museum of Illusions.

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10. Museum of Illusions

This is an interactive exhibit, where you are sure to be tricked! With over 50 exhibits and optical illusions, this is an excellent way to spend a rainy day in Orlando.

11. Mad Science of Central Florida

Located inside the Oviedo mall, about 45 minutes from the theme parks, is Mad Science of Central Florida. Check out the calendar to see if there are any classes during your visit. You can drop your kids off for a couple of hours while you explore the mall. They have robotics classes, slime, chemistry and everything in between. It’s a great learning activity and a fun way to spend a rainy day in Orlando.

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12. Go See a Movie

Watching a movie is a great way to spend a rainy day in Orlando. There are lots of theaters in the area, but if you are staying near Disney, the AMC Dine in theater at Disney Springs will be your best bet. They have a full food menu, so you can combine dinner with a movie.

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Photo credit: Disney Springs

13. Orange County Regional History Center

Want to learn more about the history of the area? Visit the Orange County Regional History Center. Located in Orlando, this interactive museum will keep your entire family engaged while teaching you about the area’s history.

As you can see, even rainy days in Orlando can be fun! With so many activities and attractions, you don’t have to let rain put a damper on your day. We hope our guide helped you find a kid friendly rainy day activity in Orlando. If you have something to add that’s not on our list, add a comment below!

14. Orlando Museum of Art

We’re a family with a little artist, so we always try to seek out art museums when we travel. The Orlando Museum of Art is a great thing to do when it rains in Orlando and your kids will love seeing all the different artwork. Kids under 5 get free admission!

15. World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe

One of the best rainy day activities in Orlando is to take a chocolate tour. Want to see famous landmarks made out of chocolate? The museum has 25 sculptures of some of the world’s most famous landmarks. After you tour the museum, head to the cafe area for some yummy chocolate treats.

16. Go Bowling

With many bowling alleys located in the Orlando metro area, you’re sure to find one near you. One of our favorites is Splitsville, located in Disney Springs. They have bowling and a full food and drink menu, making it the perfect rainy day activity in Orlando.

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Photo credit: Splitsville

17. Visit an Arcade

The GameTime arcade in Kissimmee features a full restaurant and sports bar as well, making it a great place to hang out on a rainy day in Orlando. Kids can play some fun games and win prizes while the adults enjoy a drink and watch the game.

Another fun arcade is inside ICON Park. It’s big and there are a ton of other activities here (aquarium, Madame Tussaud, the observation wheel, etc. so a great thing to do on a rainy day in Orlando.

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Arcade inside ICON Park.

18. The Slime Factory

Kids love slime, parents not so much! Bring them to The Slime Factory at the Florida Mall, where they can make their own slime to bring home. Reservations are recommended but not required, we saw several people walk up and purchase tickets.

what to do in orlando when it rains

As you can see, there are lots of things to do in Orlando when it rains! We hope you enjoyed this post and found some fun things to do on a rainy day in Orlando!

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