Rainy day got you down? Whether it’s summer, spring, winter, or fall, what to do in Boca Raton when it starts raining? And raining? AND RAINING? We’ve compiled a list of our “Mommy Recommended, Pediatrician Approved” Boca rainy day activities for kids around and about the area that are educational, entertaining, and of course…indoors for your rainy Boca Raton day!
The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trl N
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Perfect for preschoolers, elementary school kids, and older, The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a great rainy day activity with lots for kids to see and do. Their exhibits change seasonally, and the indoor options include their 3,000 square foot aquarium, planetarium with daily showings, plus lots of other hands-on activities that you’ll enjoy.
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-4536
Located in Boynton Beach, this is a great option for toddlers and preschoolers to be anything they want to be! With different stations to try out, from grocery shopping, to performing surgery, or “driving” a giant boat, this place is all about promoting learning through open play. Your kids will stay busy for hours.
Boca Raton Children’s Museum
498 Crawford Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
In East Boca, you’ll find this “hidden gem” which caters mostly to babies and toddlers. With daily story time, separate themed rooms that include a play supermarket, doctor’s office, train table, and more, this is the perfect spot to take your toddler when you need to get out of the house for a few hours!
Museum of Discovery and Science
Address: 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Even though this one is a bit of a drive to Ft. Lauderdale, there are enough activities to take up an entire day. Between the constantly changing exhibits, IMAX movie theatre, and activities for kids of ALL ages, this is a great option for families with older kids or siblings with a big age gap. There is something for everybody!
The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487
What’s better than supporting live theatre AND entertaining your child at the same time? This regional theatre presents classic musicals & houses a museum for iconic Broadway costumes.
Color Me Mine
9173 W Atlantic Ave #118, Delray Beach, FL 33446
If you have a budding Picasso at home, plan an art day at Color Me Mine in Delray Marketplace. Best suited for kids over 4, your mini artist can choose from a variety of pieces to paint – and you can too!
300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Though a bit small, this free indoor activity center is sure to entertain AND teach your children for at least an hour or so. If you’re lucky enough to catch a children’s play at The Willow Theater, located in the same building, you can make an afternoon or morning full of entertaining and thoughtful children’s activities all without stepping outside!
Break out some water colors, crayons, stickers, and paper and do some arts and crafts with your little ones. There are some great project ideas on Education.com.
Check out any of the local libraries! Aside from story time, many libraries have kid-friendly rooms with puzzles, toys, and arts and crafts! One of the BEST activities you can do with your child is read to them or with them…no matter their age!
Mini Chef Day
One of our favorite rainy day activities is cooking/baking with your children. Suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged kids, cooking/baking is a great activity for so many reasons. You can work on math by measuring and counting, and you can even get a picky eater to actually EAT when they are the one helping to cook/bake. Try veggie muffins, veggie pizza, or even soup!
What are your favorite Boca rainy day activities?