Rainy Day Activities

Places to Go

Looking for a place to have fun and keep dry? There are many exciting and educational kid-friendly places to explore right in our own backyard.  

Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events, cultural festivals and ongoing educational curricula... all with a focus on fun!

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
The museum includes the Classic Toy Museum which features exhibits of the other great toys from childhood! It is officially recognized as the World's Largest Dispenser of Pez by Guinness World Records.

Cartoon Art Museum
From editorial cartoons to comic books, graphic novels to anime, Sunday funnies to Saturday morning cartoons, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone.

Children’s Discovery Museum
The purpose of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. For children, it is first and foremost a place to call their own, offering interactive exhibits and programs in a warm and inviting setting.

Coyote Point Museum
Coyote Point Museum provides a variety of programs and exhibits that strive to help children and families become good observers of the natural world. The Museum believes that helping people notice the wonders of our world will lead to their inherent appreciation of it and thus stewardship of the environment.

The Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as informal education centers.

Hiller Aviation Museum
The Hiller Aviation Museum strives to stimulate and engage communities to discover the past, celebrate the present and imagine the future of aviation with a focus on unique technological innovations and innovators.

Museum of American Heritage
The Museum of American Heritage combines elements of history, technology and design to illustrate the evolution of technology, how and why it has influenced society from inception to the current time, and a glimpse of future expectations.

Museum of Children’s Art
MOCHA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for children and their families in our museum, in schools and preschools, and in public venues.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
Two floors and over 10,000 square feet filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable!

San Mateo County History Museum
The Museum's purpose is to enrich, excite, and educate through understanding, preserving, and interpreting the history of San Mateo County.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers opportunities for families to be creative by exploring art, experiencing hands-on activities, and attending special events. Check their website for information on Free Family Days.

The Tech Museum
An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floor programs showcase not just how technology works, but how it affects who we are and how we live, work, play and learn.

Things to do at Home

The web offers many resources for keeping kids busy at home. The following craft and activity web sites are sure to spark imagination and creativity.

Build it Yourself
Create 3-D models with blocks.

Caricature Zone
Make funny caricature drawings of yourself and friends!

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids
This site contains printable craft activities and coloring pages featuring various themes, holidays, and cartoon characters.

Make origami, learn to draw with Ed Emberley, create paperdolls, and more on this entertaining site.

Hands on Crafts
Make cool crafts out of clay, string, or cloth.

Looking for easy holiday crafts? Kaboose offers many options.

Crafts, recipes, games, coloring sheets, and other activities for families.


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