Rainy Day Activities in the Bronx

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The Bronx is home to the city’s largest parks, so there’s never a shortage on outdoor fun. But for those rainy days- there are still lots of ideas for the little ones to have a good time.
Please always call ahead and make sure your destination is open. Some places are open weekdays only and some on the weekends. Have some suggestions? Comment below!
  • Head over to Billy Beez in the Mall at Bay Plaza for some indoor fun. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to climb, slide, and run your whole visit. Hours vary on weekdays and weekends. 200 Baychester Ave. Entry Fee Varies


  • Visit the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College. This New York landmark institution founded in 1900 honors prominent Americans who have had a significant impact on this nation’s history. Open to the public for self-guided tours daily, between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm. 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453 · (718) 289-5100 FREE


  • Check out the Maritime Industry Museum at Maritime College.Touring the museum is like strolling through passages of time. The museum offers one of the largest collections of maritime industry materials in the nation and is displayed chronologically. The museum’s visiting hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   Admission and parking are free. For additional details, call (718) 409-7218. The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler State University of New York Maritime College Campus, 6 Pennyfield Ave. Bronx, New York 10465 FREE


  • Check out a class or program at your local library or just grab a stack of books, find their children’s area and have a day of reading. Visit the NYPL website for events near you.  Multiple Locations, FREE


  • The parks might be wet, but there are often events at your local recreational center and other indoor venues listed on the NYC Parks website. Be sure to check out their calendar for ideas.


  • They’re never too young to become lovers of museums. Make a trip to the Bronx Museum of the Arts on the Grand Concourse and check out their current exhibition. Bonus: Let the kids get inspired by the art  and go home and make your own masterpieces. 1040 Grand Concourse, FREE


  • Jump into your time machines and take a guided tour of Bartow Pell Mansion Museum895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
    12 noon – 4 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors & students, free for children under six


  • Do your little ones know about Edgar Allan Poe? Do some more time traveling and visit Poe Cottage. 2640 Grand Concourse Saturdays 10AM-4PM / Sundays 1PM-5PM, $5 per adult, $3 for students, children and seniors.


  • Throw your raincoats on, jump into your boatcar and row your way to the City Island Nautical Museum190 Fordham Street, City Island, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. FREE


  • Hit the batting cages at Uptown Sports Complex. Check site for hours and price. Mom and Tot classes also available.


  • Check out a class at Kidville in Riverdale. Try a free class, or get your child started with art, gym, music and more. 555 West 235th Street, Riverdale. Call or visit site for more info.


  • Get your paint on with either a canvas painting at Confetti Paints or some fun plastercrafts at Artistic Social, both located in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx.



Post updated from 2014


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