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4 Ways to Entertain Kids on Rainy North Carolina Days

When it’s rainy outside, it can feel as if there’s nothing good to do. Luckily, you don’t have to stay stuck inside when the weather is bad. There are many superb things to do with the kids around Raleigh. Make a plan, grab the kids, and head out for a great rainy day.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Make the day educational and fun at the Museum of Natural Sciences. The museum is located at 11 W. Jones St. in Raleigh. Here you’ll find research labs, investigation labs, 20,000 different specimens, and more. Some of the current and upcoming exhibitions include The Secret World Inside You and Race: Are We So Different? The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. General admission to the Museum of Natural Sciences is free, making this an ideal option for family fun.

Carolina Ballet

If you’re looking for something to watch, check out what’s playing at the Carolina Ballet. Located at 3401-131 Atlantic Ave. in Raleigh, the Carolina Ballet offers some of the best shows you’ll see in the area. This year brings numerous outstanding performances, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,” “Carmen,” and more. Ticket prices vary, and for high school students, tickets are complimentary. In general, tickets start at $30 and go up from there, depending on the seats and the performance you choose to see. Find out performance dates, ticket rates, and more by visiting the Carolina Ballet.

Story Time at the Library

There are several libraries to choose from throughout Raleigh and the surrounding area. Each of these libraries offers story time for the little ones. This is a great way to spend some time on a rainy day. Not only do the kids get to enjoy a story, you can also take some time to browse the library, find some intriguing books and have a great time out. Story times vary by library and age range. Most toddler story times start at 10 a.m. with the majority of preschool story times starting at 11 a.m.


Get the kids out for some exercise when you head to DefyGravity at 5604 Departure Drive #100 in Raleigh. This is a large trampoline park, allowing your kids to release their pent-up energy. If you have smaller children, keep in mind there is a special session for children seven and under from 9-10 a.m. During this time, DefyGravity plays toddler-themed and princess music, making it a fun time for the little ones. Everyone must sign a waiver before playing. An hour of playtime is $14 for ages seven and older, while those ages six and under are $10 for an hour.

Whether you’re looking for an educational opportunity or a way to get out some energy, Raleigh has a great variety of fun things for both adults and children. While you can wait for a rainy day to check out everything the city offers, you don’t have to. Get out and see what there is to do today!

4 Ways to Entertain Kids on Rainy North Carolina Days was last modified: March 17th, 2022 by Autopark Honda