25 Family Friendly Indoor Things To Do in Cleveland - Cleveland West Side Moms

Fall is officially here & that means chilly days are ahead! Here are some great ways to keep warm &
have a super fun fall family day indoors
(also great when the rainy fall season makes its way.)

 

As always, it’s a good idea to check directly with each location for admission/hours at this time. 

1. CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO RAINFOREST

Visit the newly renovated rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A beautiful place to be when it’s too hot outside or rainy.

2. GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM

Touch some stingrays at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. They recently reopened the stingray touchpool, fun for everyone!

3. GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

Get your science on at the Great Lakes Science Center. You can also catch a movie at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.

4. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is back open! Check out all the amazing musical history exhibits they have.

5. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Programming frequently changes – go check out what’s new at the museum!

6. CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN

The beautiful gardens are open year round – rain or shine! A wonderful indoor place to explore.

7. B.A. SWEETIES

Visit the largest candy store in North America. Kids will have fun pushing little carts made for their shopping extravaganza!

8. CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER

Love Cleveland? Visit Cleveland History Center to learn new things & visit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, a must-see for any car lover!

9. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Recently opened, visit the beautiful art museum.

10. WEST SIDE MARKET

Shop local & pick up amazing ingredients to make a delicious dinner at home.

11. A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE

Get back into the holiday season with a trip to the Christmas Story House. Now open!

12. CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH

The Cleveland Public Library is back open for visitors! Visit the main branch & see the beautiful view from the 10th floor observation deck.

13. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Always free admission for their exhibits – a wonderful place for plane loving kiddos!

14. WESTERN RESERVE FIRE MUSEUM

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.

15. ROCKY RIVER NATURE CENTER

The Rocky River Nature Center is a great place to burn off some energy on hot or rainy days!

16. SKY ZONE

Get out some energy at Sky Zone trampoline park in Westlake.

17. PLAY: CLE

Unleash your inner ninja warrior at this amazing indoor adventure park in Avon.

18. MAIN EVENT

From bowling to laser tag, there’s something for everyone at Main Event in Avon.

19. MILLER NATURE PRESERVE

Visit the 5000 square foot conservatory & see multiple displays of beautiful plant specimens from all over the world in Avon.

20. LAKE ERIE NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER

Always free – check out the great selection of animals & interactive kids activities located in Bay Village.

21. NOSOTROS ROCK CLIMBING GYM

Try out bouldering at Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym in Lakewood & downtown CLE.

22. TRANSFORMER STATION

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.

23. Avon Lake Public Library DiscoveryWorks

Inside Avon Lake Public Library is DiscoveryWorks which 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.

24. French Creek Reservation Nature Center

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.

25. Carlisle Reservation Nature Space

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.

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