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30 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Orlando

Florida might be the Sunshine State, but the subtropical climate also means frequent afternoon showers, especially in the summer. But don't let a little rain put a damper on your fun. Check out these 30 indoor spots for a fun-filled vacation, rain or shine. For your planning, we've grouped attractions by location, but you'll find a variety of activities from art and science museums to indoor putt-putt, go-karts and even sky diving. And for more ideas on things to do in Orlando, check out our most-popular attractions.

Morse Museum of American Art

Featuring the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including glass windows and lamps, blown glass, pottery, jewelry, his 1893 chapel interior and art and architectural elements from his celebrated Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall.

Orlando Science Center

Themed exhibits teach while they entertain. The center also features an observatory, with one of the region’s most powerful telescopes, and a CineDome with large-format films and laser-light shows. Open daily.

Orlando Museum of Art

With permanent collections of American art, African art and works of the ancient Americas, the museum also hosts prominent traveling exhibitions. Open Tu-Su.

CityArts Factory

Located in the Downtown Arts District, CityArts Factory is the area’s largest collective of art galleries, showcasing local and international works of art, rotated monthly. Free admission Tu-Sa. Be sure to check out Third Thursdays.

Sunrail

All aboard the white and yellow train! Central Florida’s commuter rail has 16 stops from Poinciana north to DeBary, including stops at popular tourist destinations downtown, in Winter Park and Sanford. Fares $1-$9.50. 

The Mall at Millenia

With 150 upscale stores and dining options, this luxury mall features anchor stores Bloomingdale's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus.

Ikea

The Swedish furniture company has come home to Orlando with fabulous styles and even better prices. 

Titanic-The Experience

Visitors can immerse themselves in history from over 100 years ago through the interactive museum, guided tours, full-scale recreations of the Titanic’s grand staircase and real items from the famously doomed shipwreck. Open daily. Stay for the dinner theater show Friday and Saturday nights.

Kings Dining & Entertainment

A one-stop shop for family entertainment, including bowling, pool, bocce and other games. Kings Dining & Entertainment includes 22 bowling lanes, ping pong tables, 60 giant HDTVs and two premium bars along with an upscale menu. 21-plus after 8 pm. Fall hours: noon-2 am M-Su. 

Sea Life Aquarium

Experience many underwater worlds filled with a huge array of sea creatures. Come face-to-face with sharks, visit the  hands-on touch pool and the interactive “talking” aquarium or stroll through the 360-degree ocean tunnel.

Skeletons

See 500 skeletons of a variety of animals in clever and unusual poses and dioramas. Part of the educational and “icky” fun is a tank where real bones are still in the decomposition process and crawling with flesh-eating beetles.

Madame Tussauds Orlando

Experience famous Americans with this immersive and interactive wax attraction under the ICON Orlando. Shake hands with the president, get on stage with Lady Gaga or up close and personal with Taylor Swift and take the ultimate selfie. Free parking. Open daily. Adult tickets starting at $25 with packages available.

Monkey Joe's

A fun activity center for children complete with inflatable bouncy houses, obstacle courses, slides and arcade games.

Regal Cinemas

See one of the latest movies in one of 20 stadium-seating theaters or on the giant IMAX screen.

Wonderworks

The interactive “laboratory,” features 100 scientific experiences, such as hurricane and earthquake simulators, along with virtual-reality sports, an indoor ropes course and a laser-tag arena. Stay for the Outta Control Magic Dinner Show. Located on I-Drive next to Pointe Orlando.

Dave & Buster's

Eat, drink and play. With an arcade, basketball, golf and dozens of games, this entertainment venue, restaurant and sports bar is fun for all ages.

Chocolate Museum & Cafe

Learn the long history of chocolate, see world-famous people and landmarks sculpted in chocolate, watch how chocolate is made, then enjoy decadent samples. A cafe along with a wine and coffee bar are also onsite.

iFly Orlando

Experience the sensation of skydiving in this indoor facility while friends and family look on.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Offers bowling, billiards, drinks, dinner and dancing. Bowling lanes built in clusters, which create unique sight lines and bowling from new angles and perspectives.

AMC Disney Springs

Features 24 screens with loveseat-style, stadium seating and Dine-In, allowing guests to order dinner and cocktails to their seats at the touch of a button.

Mennello Museum of American Art

This beautiful lakefront facility is home to sculpture gardens and a permanent collection of paintings by American Primitive artist Earl Cunningham, along with other traditional and contemporary artists. Closed M.

The Florida Mall

This upscale mall, just east of International Drive, has 260 specialty shops and major department stores including Macy’s, Dillards, JC Penney and Sears.

Crayola Experience

Discover the magic of color with 26 hands-on attractions. Kids can name and wrap their very own crayon, see how crayons are made and watch as their digital art comes to life on a huge, interactive wall.

American Girl

Fans will find a complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing and a variety of best-selling American Girl books.

K1 Speed

Race electric, Italian pro-karts that reach speeds of 50 mph, all on a huge, indoor track. In addition to a professionally designed, indoor racetrack, there are also spacious lounges, snack bars and authentic racing memorabilia on display. Open daily.

Escapology

At this innovative attraction, teams of up to five players find clues and solve puzzles to discover the key to the escape door within 60 minutes. Each game is based loosely on historical events.

The Main Event Entertainment

Eat, play and bowl at this sprawling entertainment complex complete with state-of-the-art bowling, multilevel laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards, virtual video games and dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to chef-inspired with creative cocktails, beer and wine.