Summer is here & sometimes you just don’t want to be outdoors sweltering in the sun or are seeking fun ways to beat a rainy Cleveland day.
Here are some indoor things that are open & fun for the entire family to do in Cleveland/west side.
As always, it’s a good idea to check directly with each location for admission/hours at this time.
Visit the newly renovated rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A beautiful place to be when it’s too hot outside or rainy.
Touch some stingrays at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. They recently reopened the stingray touchpool, fun for everyone!
Get your science on at the Great Lakes Science Center. You can also catch a movie at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is back open! Check out all the amazing musical history exhibits they have.
Programming frequently changes – go check out what’s new at the museum!
The beautiful gardens are open year round – rain or shine! A wonderful indoor place to explore.
Visit the largest candy store in North America. Kids will have fun pushing little carts made for their shopping extravaganza!
Love Cleveland? Visit Cleveland History Center to learn new things & visit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, a must-see for any car lover!
Recently opened, visit the beautiful art museum.
Shop local & pick up amazing ingredients to make a delicious dinner at home.
Get back into the holiday season with a trip to the Christmas Story House. Now open!
The Cleveland Public Library is back open for visitors! Visit the main branch & see the beautiful view from the 10th floor observation deck.
Always free admission for their exhibits – a wonderful place for plane loving kiddos!
The Fire Museum’s mission is to provide a first-class regional fire museum and education center while preserving the history of the fire service and their historic building, formerly Station #28 and the Cleveland Fire Alarm Office and Dispatch Center.
The Rocky River Nature Center is a great place to burn off some energy on hot or rainy days!
Get out some energy at Sky Zone trampoline park in Westlake.
Unleash your inner ninja warrior at this amazing indoor adventure park in Avon.
From bowling to laser tag, there’s something for everyone at Main Event in Avon.
Visit the 5000 square foot conservatory & see multiple displays of beautiful plant specimens from all over the world in Avon.
Always free – check out the great selection of animals & interactive kids activities located in Bay Village.
Try out bouldering at Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym in Lakewood & downtown CLE.
Transformer Station is a privately owned and operated art museum on Cleveland’s west-side. Located in Hingetown (on the corner of W. 29th St & Church Ave), the Transformer Station has quickly become an anchor destination in Cleveland’s rapidly evolving Ohio City neighborhood. The museum hosts four exhibitions annually.
OPENING BACK UP THIS FALL! Inside Avon Lake Public Library is DiscoveryWorks that is an incredible STEM based indoor learning center for kids. There are two spaces divided for younger kids & older kids each with their own unique sets of interactive activities to do. Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss out on this when they open!
The indoor space at French Creek Reservation in Sheffield Village is open again! Here you’ll find some animal exhibits along with a small play space that has some great activities for the younger kiddos like a rock wall & exploration areas.
This is a fantastic indoor play space at Carlisle Reservation in Lagrange. It’s dinosaur themed with a lot of space to roam around & play. It’s also adjacent to the new nature space. While you’re there be sure to explore the outdoor children’s discovery trail with little cabins they can go inside & play in while learning about nature.