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January 31, 2023

Pet a shark at the Newport Aquarium

31 Local and Fun Indoor Activities

Whether it's raining or just too darned hot, check out these fun indoor activities.

We all need options when looking for things to do! Check out our roundup of local and fun indoor activities so you can all stay cool and dry no matter the weather!

Local and Fun Indoor Activities

 

1. Take illuminating pics at the American Sign Museum!

http://americansignmuseum.org | 1330 Monmouth St., Cincinnati | 513-541-6366

 

 

 

2. Complete the scavenger hunt at EnterTRAINment Junction!

http://entertrainmentjunction.com | 7379 Squire Court, West Chester | 513-898-8000

 

 

 

3. Make some art in the Rosenthal Education Center at the CAM! 

http://cincinnatiartmuseum.org | 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati | 513-721-2787

 

 

 

4. Pet a shark at the Newport Aquarium! 

http://newportaquarium.com | 1 Aquarium Way, Newport | 1-800-406-3474

 

 

 

5. Dig into some fun at Dig ‘N Play! 

http://dignplay.com | 9405 Cincinnati Columbus Road, West Chester | 513-847-1055  

 

 

 

6. Have a ball at a bowling alley! 

 

 

 

7. Brave the Sky Rider at Urban Air!

http://urbanairtrampolinepark.com | 3321 Alamo Ave., Cincinnati | 513-322-3130

 

 

 

8. Climb, crawl and slide at the giant Happy Hangout indoor playground! 

http://happyhangoutws.com | 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati | 513-458-1470

 

 

 

9. See a film at the five-story high Robert D Lindner Family OMNIMAX theater! 

http://cincymuseum.org | 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati | 513-287-7000

 

 

 

10. See a two-headed cow at the Behringer-Crawford Museum (and do a little indoor fishing, too 😉 )!

http://bcmuseum.org | 1600 Montague Road, Covington | 859-491-4003

 

 

 

11. Shop & Play at Newport on the Levee! 

http://newportonthelevee.com | 1 Levee Way, Newport | 859-291-0550

 

 

 

12. Ride down the fire pole at the Cincinnati Fire Museum!

http://cincyfiremuseum.com | 315 W Court St., Cincinnati | 513-621-5553

 

 

 

13. Use the unique restroom at Jungle Jim’s! 

http://junglejims.com | 4450 Eastgate Dr., Cincinnati | 513-674-6000

 

 

 

14. “Check out” your local library!

 

 

 

15. Do some shopping and shoot an arrow in King Arthur’s Dungeon! 

http://kingarthurstoys.com | 3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati | 513-531-4600

 

 

 

16. Do some shopping and relax in Puzzle Pieces sensory nook! 

http://puzzlepiecesohio.com | 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati | 513-583-1874

 

 

 

17. Create, imagine and play at LilyPad

http://lilypadplay.com | 2008 Madison Road, Cincinnati | 513-321-1379

 

 

 

18. Root for the home team at the Reds HOF & Museum!

http://redsmuseum.org | 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati | 513-765-7923

 

 

 

19. Take a spin around Carol Ann’s Carousel! 

http://cincinnati-oh.gov | 8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati | 513-381-3756

 

 

 

20. Meet furry friends at Purrfect Day Cafe! 

http://purrfectdaycafecovington.com | 25 W Eighth St., Covington | 859-491-7877

 

 

 

21. Make memories at Milk & Beans! 

http://milkandbeans.net | 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs | 859-360-0257

 

 

 

22. Become one with nature at Krohn Conservatory! 

http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn | 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati | 513-421-4086

 

 

 

23. Go down the big slide at Defy Gravity! 

http://defy.com | 4999 Houston Road, Florence | 859-212-9413

 

 

 

24. Become a detective at The Escape Game!

http://theescapegame.com/cincinnati | 28 W Freedom Way, Cincinnati | 513-440-4332

 

 

 

25. Wage a blaster battle at Foam Warriorz!

http://lexfoamwarz.com | 7541 Mall Road, Florence | 859-817-1000

 

 

 

26. Make discoveries at Discovery Zone! 

http://discoveryzone.com | 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati | 513-834-3588

 

 

 

27. Be wonderstruck at Wonderland Playground! 

http://wonderlandplayground.com | 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati 

 

 

 

28. Reach new heights at Sky Zone! 

http://skyzone.com | 11745 Commons Drive, Springdale | 513-342-0872

 

 

 

29. Visit the Great Green Room at Blue Marble Bookstore!

http://bluemarblebooks.com | 1356 S Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas | 859-781-0602

 

 

 

30. See some awesome art at the Contemporary Arts Center

http://contemporaryartscenter.org | 44 Sixth St. E, Cincinnati | 513-245-8400

 

 

 

31. Don’t miss what’s on exhibit at Taft Museum of Art!

http://taftmuseum.org | 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, Oh | 513-241-0343

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).