Indoor Play Spaces for Young Kids in the Baltimore-DC Area

If it is yucky outside, you and your kids are not going to want to go on a family adventure that involves braving the elements (ok, maybe you will… once). However, you also don’t want to go stir crazy inside either! Have no fear! I have scoped out a whole bunch of Indoor Play Spaces that are great for little kids, at least up through age 5. Check out these ideas below the next time the weather takes a turn for the worse. If the name of the play space is hyperlinked, that means I have written an in-depth review of it. If not, that means we have visited and I intend to write a review.. but for now, you will have to check out my pictures on Instagram!

I hope you check out one of these play spaces the next time the weather is sub-par. I would love to hear about your experience!

fun things to do with kids
A great resource I compiled to help area families navigate family fun in yucky weather!

Port Discovery
Maryland Science Center
National Aquarium
B&O Railroad Museum
Robinson Nature Center
Hopper’s Kid Zone
Pump it Up!
The Swellness Center
The Original Playhouse
Steven F. Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Natural History Museum
The Building Museum
U.S. Botanical Garden
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Wegman’s Wonderplace at the Smithsonian American History Museum
Walters Art Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
Rolly Pollies
My Gym

If you don’t want to leave your house, check out these 50+ ideas for indoor fun with your kids too!

indoor activities for kids