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Best Kid-Friendly Places To Spend A Rainy Day

By Lauren Ikenn

Who says rain is a bad thing? We rounded up the best kid-friendly places to spend a rainy day and these fun and educational locations are the perfect solution for even the rainiest of days. 
The Strong, National Museum of Play, (Rochester, New York):
This interactive museum truly has it all. From the International Center for the History of Electronic Games to the National Toy Hall of Fame, The Strong is one museum you and your kids won’t want to miss.
The Museum of Science and Industry, (Chicago, Illinois):
The Museum of Science and Industry includes a wide variety of exhibits, making it the perfect place for parents and their children alike. Interact with robots and explore Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle; the whole family will be smiling in no time.
Exploratorium, (San Francisco, California):
Explore science, art and human perception with your children at The Exploratorium. Located in San Francisco, this hands-on museum is a must.
International Spy Museum, (Washington, D.C.):
This museum is truly one of a kind. Explore, educate your children and don’t forget to check out the collection of international espionage artifacts.
The Newseum, (Washington, D.C.):
Teach your children all about the first amendment at this interactive museum, stationed in our country’s beloved capital. Oh, and make sure you check out the NBC News Interactive Newsroom, your children will love it.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, (Indianapolis, Indiana):
This Midwest treasure is the world’s largest children’s museum, complete with over 120,000 artifacts and specimens, as well as exciting interactive exhibits.
Thinkery, (Austin, Texas):
Thinkery’s mission is “To create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.” What’s not to love?
Monterey Bay Aquarium, (Monterey California):
Known for engaging the public, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great place to take your children and avoid the rain. Their many interactive exhibits are bound to keep your children entertained for hours.
Please Touch Museum, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania):
The name says it all. Every attraction is hands-on and meant to help your children learn. Their kid-size city, garden and space station are just a few highlights.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, (Baltimore, Maryland):
Ranked one of the top children’s museums in the USA, Port Discovery is a must. Get your children’s hearts pumping with Kick It Up and check out Wonders of Water; your children won’t be disappointed.

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