The next time the rain gets you down, check out one of these indoor activities to get you off your feet and into the city.
1. Travel back to prehistoric times at Dino Safari in Faneuil Hall
Dino Safari, the latest exhibit at Faneuil Hall, is a thrilling blast from the past into a world of giant, moving dinosaurs. You can get up-close and personal with dozens of life-sized, realistic dinos like the Brachiosaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops. With educational guides along the way, it’s a great educational experience for adults and kids alike. Not to mention there’s a huge gift shop and VR games inside! Dino Safari is an adventure you won’t want to miss—get your tickets here!
Find it at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market St, MA 02109,
2. Take a cooking class
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone and take a cooking class with your friends, family, or loved ones. Not only will you have fun and eat fantastic food, but you’ll also be able to recreate the dishes afterward as many times as you want.
3. Go on an Artic Adventure at the Boston Museum of Science
The Boston Museum of Science, a learning hotspot for the young and the young at heart, is home to a new and unique showcase of the state of the Artics. Learn how 800,000 years of climate history are recorded in the ice at this interactive exhibit.
4. …and while you’re there, catch a movie at Mugar Omni Theater.
IMAX fans will love the five-story-tall screen at the Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science. Current showings include Superpower Dogs and Back from the Brink, a documentary that follows three true stories of animal breeds that were saved from the brink of extinction.
Find the Museum of Science and Mug Omni Theatre at 1 Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141.
5. Discover a hidden speakeasy
If you’re in the mood to take a blast into the past despite the weather, make it an adventure and ‘discover’ these underground hangouts. For instance, hidden underneath the iconic Modern Pastry Shop, one of the city’s famous North End Italian bakeries, is the Modern Underground Bar and Grill. Despite its location just beneath one of Boston’s eminent tourist destinations, many tourists and locals alike unwittingly pass by this charming underground spot! Check out our full list of ‘hidden’ speakeasies and find a new favorite spot.
6. Ogle at fish, penguins, and other sea creatures at the New England Aquarium
Escape the rain by spending a day exploring the New England Aquarium. A paradise for fish enthusiasts and the young at heart, the NEAQ is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon.
Find NEAQ at 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110.
7. Jump on the charcuterie craze at Kured
Need a pick-me-up on a rainy day? Try out a customized charcuterie board at Kured in Beacon Hill, where you can pick out your very own selections of meats and cheeses to take home. Better yet, they also offer local delivery to get your custom boards sent straight to your home in Boston, Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge so you stay completely dry!
Find Kured at 83 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
8. Explore a new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art, apart from being housed in an impressive building that makes the most of its harborside location, hosts a rotating collection of excellent contemporary art exhibits. On display now is the must-visit Jordan Nassar: Fantasy and Truth—featuring intricate embroidered and mixed media work literally meshing history and new dialogues—and the psychedelic sculptures from the Special Selections from the ICA Collection. Make sure you reserve your visit in advance!
Find the ICA at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston MA 02210
9. Dine at a cozy fireplace restaurant
Nothing completes a rainy day better than dinner by the fireplace. From Capo to Pammy’s these restaurants are complete with great food, a cozy fireplace, and heart-warming service!
10. Spend the day indoors making your very own hand tufted rug
If you’re going to spend the whole day indoors anyways, why not make use of it? Tutuland in Boston is perfect for a rainy day. Here you hold the creative power to make your very own rug in any size, shape or color.
Rugs take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours to complete, so this outing will keep you busy and entertained. And while you’re in Allston, make sure to pick up some mochi donuts from Pon de Joy for the ultimate snack!
Find Tutuland at 115 Brighton Avenue, Allston MA 02134