Are you looking for ways to beat the heat this summer or maybe to escape the typical Florida summer rain? No worries, mama! We’ve got you covered with 15 INDOOR summer activities to do with your Kids in Central Florida!! All of these indoor activities are family friendly too!! So make a day of fun out of it and enjoy some AC while spending time with the kids this summer!
In no particular order….here are 15 indoor fun things to do this summer!
#1 Kidiverse (can’t wait to go here!)
#2 ICON Park (indoor fun for all ages)
Skip the overcrowded, expensive theme parks and instead enjoy all the best thrills, tastes and action of the Orlando Entertainment District with the ICON Park Play Pass. For just $74.99 per pass, guests can unlock access to top attractions, dining discounts, shopping specials and more.
Guests with the ICON Park Play Pass will receive one-time entry to seven world-class attractions, including:
- The Wheel at ICON Park
- Museum of Illusions Orlando
- Madame Tussauds Orlando
- SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
- Pearl Express Train
- 7D Dark Ride Adventure
- $5 play card at In The Game ICON Park
Along with the thrills, Play Pass holders receive up to 20 percent off at favorite eateries the whole family will love such as Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Sloppy Joe’s, Tin Roof, Tapa Toro, Sugar Factory, Shake Shack and more. While the kiddos are having a blast, parents can get access to exclusive all-day happy hours at The Wheelhouse Bar, The Lawn Bar and The Sky Bar. No trip is complete without a souvenir, so the all-access pass even offers up to 25 percent off at retailers including Build-A-Bear, Breathe, Sunglass Boutique and The Wheelhouse Gift Shop.
The ICON Park Play Pass is valid for 30 days after purchase, meaning guests can use it on their on time and schedule. You can have all the fun in one day, or come back throughout the month to keep the staycation going!
Check out ICON Park here!
#3 Crayola (one of our favorite indoor adventures!)
Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience, Crayola’s premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction! Dozens of hands-on, creative activities and a full day of fun awaits families in Orlando, Fla. at The Florida Mall. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Plan your visit today and get ready to make colorful family memories that will last a lifetime!
With 70,000 square feet of attractions, Crayola Experience is Florida’s most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play!
Check out Crayola Experience here!
#4 Orlando Science Center (another one of our favorite indoor adventures!)
Orlando Science Center is Central Florida’s award-winning, hands-on science museum. With four floors of interactive exhibit halls, labs and workshops, theaters, an observatory, and experiences that change with the seasons, there is always something exciting for our 670,000 annual visitors to see and do at Orlando Science Center. We also reach 153,000 students and educators each year through our STEM Discovery Center educational programs, both onsite at the Science Center and offsite at schools and community organizations.
Advanced Timed-Entry Tickets Required
Tickets include four floors of exhibit halls, two theaters, and endless opportunities for science exploration and discovery.
- FREE – Member
- $24 – Adult
- $18 – Youth (2–11)
- $22 – Senior (55+)
- $22 – Student (with ID)
- FREE – Under 2
Bank of America’s Museums on Us Weekend:
The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders can receive free admission to Orlando Science Center on Saturdays and Sundays through the Museums on Us program!
Museums on Us weekends include access to Orlando Science Center’s four floors of exhibits and experiences such as giant-screen films, workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace (ages 8+), and so much more! Visit www.osc.org/bank-of-america-museums-on-us-weekends/ to learn how to reserve you tickets!
Check out the Orlando Science Center here!
#5 Bowling (indoor fun for the whole family!)
Airport Lanes in Sanford, Aloma Bowl in Winter Park and Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando are now offering a variety of summer specials and exciting new menus. Don’t miss out – all Aloma Bowling Centers feature an arcade and Brooklyn South, a full-service restaurant and bar. Each center offers a variety of daily deals, entertainment options and other happenings.
Check out Aloma Bowling Centers here!
#6 Movies (perfect indoor rainy day fun)
As part of the 2023 Summer Movie Express, various Regal locations will show a popular children’s movie at a very reduced ticket price.
For a 10-week period, Regal Theater will be offering G & PG movies are just $2 each every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 AM.
Here are the Regal Theater locations around Central Florida:
Check out Regal Cinemas here!
#7 Museum(s) of Art
The mission of the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is to interpret and present art for a diverse public audience; to positively affect people’s lives with inclusive, innovative, and inspiring educational programming which will endure as a cultural legacy in Central Florida; and to stimulate creativity, passion, and intellectual curiosity by connecting people from all backgrounds and experiences with compelling art and new ideas. Through exhibition of art and educational programming, it will aspire to teach, influence, and broaden the worldview and shared experience of our community.
The Menello Museum
The Rollins Museum of Art
Downtown Arts District
Check out the Downtown Arts District here.
#8 District Eat and Play
District Kids in Oviedo, Florida has hands-on learning exhibits filled with fun and adventure that is sure to spark your child’s imagination.
Check out District Eat and Play here!
#9 Elev8 Fun in Sanford (an indoor adventure perfect for getting out the wiggles!)
With the kids out of school, parents around Central Florida might be looking for some cool fun to fill the days—without breaking the bank. Elev8 Fun in Sanford is answering the call.
#10 Top Golf (one of our top favorite family adventures)
Enjoy the climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout the sports bar and restaurant. Using their complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and the high-tech balls will score themselves.
At Topgolf, socializing is a sport through a blend of technology and entertainment – and that’s just the game! If you journey through our venue on any given day, you’ll find a place buzzing with energy. There’s no pressure to have a good golf swing or score a lot of points. It’s all about everyone having fun.
If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando, there are plenty of places to go to – but if you’re looking for something to truly experience, look no further than Topgolf.
Check out Top Golf here!
#11 Dezerland Park
Florida’s Largest Indoor Attraction.
FREE Entrance and Parking
Over 800,000 sq. feet of Thrills & Fun
IT NEVER RAINS AT DEZERLAND PARK
Check out Dezerland Park here!
#12 Kennedy Space Center
See the visionary designs paving the way for human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners.
Enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys at Spaceport KSC.
From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Fuel your quest for inspiration right here.
Check out Kennedy Space Center here!
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 28,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.
This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda Triangle. An experiment gone awry lifted the laboratory, carrying it to International Drive in Orlando, Florida where it landed upside down. Luckily, all of the exhibits remained intact and available for guests to explore.
Check out Wonderworks here!
#14 Keg Social
Check out Keg Social here!
#15 Launch Entertainment Park
What makes Launch different from a trampoline park? They provide a unique variety of attractions desirable for all ages. Launch is the ideal place for kids, teens and adults alike to participate in active entertainment while also providing a place for families to spend time together. We are here for the families and believe in providing state-of-the-art attractions for everyone to enjoy. You are sure to set new limits, challenge yourself, battle with friends, celebrate together, and create memorable experiences.
Check out Launch Entertainment Park here!