Rainy Day Places

This page lists places in the Gainesville, Florida area which are great to visit on rainy days. Also good for days when it's too hot or cold to be outdoors.
Kids Gainesville: Rainy Day Places - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Alachua County Public Libraries

Check the library’s online calendar for details on special events, kids programs, and story times.   All the libraries have a children’s area with cou ...

Alley Gatorz

Bowling alley and arcade.   Bumpers and guide rails available for kids.

2606 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL, 32609
AQJ Museum

The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center features a permanent exhibit on the community leader and educator. The museum also features stories of o ...

1013 NW 7th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Bead All About It

Huge array of crystals and beads. Kids (and adults) can make their own beaded jewelry right in the store.

Thornebrook Village: 2441 NW 43rd St. Suite 1A, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Bouncin' Big

Located in Newberry, Florida, Bouncin’ Big is just 6 miles west of the Jonesville Publix. We have over 8,000 square feet of space in our facility to a ...

824 NW 250th Terrace, Newberry, FL, 32669
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

The Cade Museum's exhibits, educational programs, and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and ...

811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Family night with crafts, story time, entertainment. Check the website for details. The Archer Road location boasts the only indoor playground at a fa ...

3938 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Corks and  Colors Studio

Corks and Colors is a "paint your own" pottery and canvas studio! We also offer kids art classes, storytime, painting classes, birthday parties, and m ...

3415 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32607
DEFY Gainesville

Welcome to DEFY Gainesville - The Ultimate Extreme Air Experience! An indoor trampoline park. We have facilities for birthday parties, team sport par ...

6250 NW 23rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Do Art Pottery and Art Studio

Gainesville's favorite pottery & art studio. From DIY crafts to monthly classes, you can do it all here: paint your own pottery, clay building, mosaic ...

4780 NW 39th Avenue, Suite 5, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Easton Newberry Sports Complex

The Easton Newberry Sports Complex facility includes a dedicated indoor archery range with 20 lanes shooting to 25 meters. In addition, the facility i ...

24880 NW 16th Ave, Newberry, Florida, 32669
Escape Key

We design rooms which contain a series of challenging puzzles. Your goal is to use critical thinking and teamwork to follow the clues, complete all of ...

3501 SW 2nd Ave #2300, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Flip Factory Zone

Come visit our incredible 45,000 sq. ft. of fun at Flip Factory Zone! Whether you are an adult or a child, we have adventures for all ages. Enjoy ou ...

7400 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits. ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Gamesville Tabletop

We carry many styles of board and card games, Magic the Gathering and other TCGs, Dungeons and Dragons, other RPGs and supplies. We carry fan merchand ...

4205 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida
Harn Museum of Art, The

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is an 112,800-square-foot-facility, which includes 40,400 square foot of exhibition space, 5 garde ...

3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32611
Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center

The Hawthorne Historical Museum contains exhibits depicting the history of Hawthorne.

7225 SE 221st St., Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Historic Haile Homestead Tours

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their ...

8500 Archer Road, Gainesville, Fl, 32608
Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium seats 60 guests beneath a 34 ft Spitz dome, and is equipped with not one, but two, state of the art planetarium project ...

3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Matheson Museum

Permanent and temporary exhibitions tell the story of Alachua County.  Permanent exhibits offer a brief look at area history from the Timucuan Indians ...

513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Micanopy Historical Museum

The Micanopy Historical Society Museum features displays showing area and town history, from the early Native Americans through the Seminole Wars, nat ...

Cholokka Blvd. at Early Street, Micanopy, Florida
O2BKids Playground

Even if you are not a member you can come and play at O2B Kids any time!   Climb the rock wall, experiment in the science lab, create a work of art, p ...

Supercenter: 6680 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Oaks Mall - Oaks Express

Choo Choo Kids Express, LLC offers fun and enjoyable amusement rides for the young and old. Our trackless, electrical trains are designed to offer mag ...

The Oaks Mall, 6419 Newberry Rd, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
Oaks Mall Swamp

Indoor soft playground located in the Sears courtyard- geared for kids 42 inches and under.  Perfect for crawlers and early walkers.  Tables and chair ...

6419 Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
Reitz Union Game Room

The Reitz Union Game Room is a recreation facility on the UF camppus that is open to the community. We have 14 bowling lanes, 10 pool (billiard) table ...

655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL
Santa Fe College Museum of Earth Science

Santa Fe College's Museum of Earth Science is home to over 1,700 mineral, fossil and rock samples around the world. The museum also has martian and lu ...

3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Building X, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Sante Fe Gallery

The Santa Fe Galleries, comprised of the Santa Fe Gallery, Exhibition Halls, and Art in Public Spaces Program, supports the College’s mission of addin ...

3000 NW 83rd Street, Bldg. M-147, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Sun Country Sports Center

An enormous sports complex featuring a several multi-purpose rooms, a rock wall, an outdoor playground, a pool, and programs in gymnastics, tumbling, ...

333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL, 32669
UF Physics Department

The Department of Physics Lobby Exhibits opened in December 2002. The science exhibits include a T-Rex Hologram, Parabolic Dishes, a Large Plasma Ball ...

UF Physics Department B100 New Physics Building, Corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
University of Florida Galleries

The University Gallery presents six exhibitions per year to bring current ideas in contemporary art to the students of the School of Art and Art Histo ...

Grinter Hall, Gainesville, Florida