South Florida is more commonly known for its beautiful weather and sunny days, but its subtropical climate also causes common afternoon summer showers. When the clouds start to roll in and summer showers begin, it can be difficult to find indoor activities your kids will love. Don’t despair if the rainstorms spoil any outdoor plans - here are five kid-friendly rainy day activities for when the sunshine state is not living up to its name.
Cobb Movie Theatre
The Cobb Theatre is offering free kids movies throughout the summer at their Downtown at the Gardens location on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The movies change each week. While the shows start at 10 a.m., be sure to get there at 9:30 to get a great seat. Click here for the schedule for summer movie fun!
The Gardens Mall Big Summer Fun Series
The Gardens Mall is presenting a weekly series of interactivities for children ages 3 to 10 in Grand Court. The fun programs will be hosted on four consecutive Wednesdays starting July 18th and continuing through August 8th. They will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will last about an hour. Kids will be tasked with hands-on activities that they are sure to enjoy. Each week children will have the opportunity to dabble as artists who specialize in chalk art, become an expert presenter and team-builder, get a taste of being a chef who prepares healthy snacks and treats or perform as a professional jump rope team member. For a detailed description of each week in the series, click here.
Kids of all ages are invited to embrace their creativity and create a masterpiece at this pottery shop in Downtown at the Gardens. Craft Haus is open 7 days a week, so families can pop in at any time to paint a pottery piece or mosaic. All you have to do is choose from the many pottery shapes, pick your paint colors, and let your inner artist shine as you decorate it however you like! Simply come back to pick the work of art up after it has been fired and glazed in the kiln.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
The Science Center in West Palm strives to make learning about science exciting. Exhibits include the Hidden World of the Everglades, Florida Conservation Station, Science in a Sphere, States of Matter, Out of This World, and the planetarium and observatory. Visitors can explore the Aquariums of the Atlantic, a 10,000 gallon exhibit, which contains a variety of native fish including Queen Angels, Moray Eels, Stingrays, and Seahorses. Kids can also head over to the touch tank for live feedings and demonstrations. The newest addition is the Travel Adventure Exhibit, on display through September 23rd, where parents and children can think creatively as they build vehicles made of LEGO bricks to cross all kinds of terrain. Families will learn through exploration and adventure at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
Palm Beach Ice Works
With open skate at Palm Beach Ice Works in West Palm, there is always an opportunity to escape Florida’s humid, wet weather and stay cool with friends and family. These public sessions allow kids to exercise while having fun and gliding around the rink. Parents can also sit in the climate controlled lobby or viewing area on the bleachers to watch their children off of skates. For information about pricing and a schedule of open skate times, click here.
Rain or shine, South Florida is the perfect place to call “home”. Contact a Tauber Real Estate Specialist at 561-623-5480 for more information on buying homes from Palm Beach to Jupiter Island.