Is the weather less than ideal for the perfect beach day of playing in the sun?
Don’t worry there is still a way to get active on rainy days in Virginia Beach! Just head over to any of these family-fun activities that are sure to help save the day!
Check out some of Virginia Beach’s best indoor family-friendly spots!
Explore at The Virginia Aquarium
Take a deeper dive into the ocean at the Virginia Aquarium! Have your kids explore all the incredible animals that live in our oceans! Come meet some of the coolest sea turtles, the most energetic seals, and cutest penguins all at the Virginia Aquarium!
Children under 2 are free and the Virginia Aquarium offers a $2 discount off of Aquarium admission to active duty and retired military personnel and their dependent family members with military ID. Discounted tickets for the whole family are also available at most MWR offices.
Check out more information about Virginia Aquarium here!
Be a kid again at the Children’s Museum
Come let the kid run free at a museum designed especially for them! The Children’s Museum is the perfect place for everyone to be (and become a kid again)! The various activities that are available at this museum range from making bubble bigger than yourself, to an incredible train exhibit, to the out of this world Beazley Planetarium, and even more on the second floor!
Kids under two are free, AAA members recieve $1 off tickets, and special military pricing is available. Check out more information about the Children’s Museum here!
Try out one of vb’s Escape rooms
Looking to get your mind working on your rainy day? Get the whole family together to work to solve the coolest mysteries! Breakout Games offer eight different mystery scenarios to try out! Pick from a hat or take a vote on which one your group tries to solve.
The more that play the more price goes down, so get your group together and head over to BG Virginia Beach! Check out more information about Escape room here! *
*Note: Waivers can be filled out in advance online!
Drive on the wild side & go Go-karting
Did a rain storm cancel your beach day? Don’t worry, your day is about to get a lot more fun at American Indoor Karting! Come put the petal to the metal and test your racing skills at this highspeed indoor race track. For more information check out Go-kart here!
AIK offers special military pricing and family packages which make it perfect for the whole family! Buy your tickets online, and fill out waivers prior to arrival to get you and the family on the track as soon as possible.
Not into racing? While some of the family is racing others can check out the Lynnhaven mall & do a little shopping!
Test your superman skills at iFly
Have you ever wanted to fly like superman? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to skydive (minus jumping out of a plane)! Whatever your reason is it’s time to head over to iFly Virginia Beach and try indoor skydiving. There is no age limit on who can fly either so everyone can try!!
Just make sure to book in advance & fill out waivers for everyone online, this way you can’t in the air as quick as possible! Check out more information about iFly here!
Get your glow on at Mini Golf
King Neptune is Hampton Roads premier indoor, blacklight, “3-D” mini-golf. It is a great place for family fun! This artistically created 10-hole miniature golf course features the ultimate blacklight 3-D experience.
Ticket prices start at $7 per person and kids 4 or younger are FREE! If you’ve got 10 or more people in your group then ticket prices are reduced to $5 each player! Check out more information about Mini Golf here!
Fly high at the Military Aviation Museum
Its time to take your beach vacation to new heights at the Military Aviation Museum! MAM has many family-friendly activities. During your visit at this awesome museum, you and the family can take part in a dinosaur scavenger hunt, soar the skies in a historical airplane, learn about WWII & WWI aviation, and much more! Check out more information about the Military Aviation Museum here!
Jump and play all day at Sky Zone
Are the kids getting restless from being couped up in the house all day? Is it time to unplug and get active? Yes & yes. This means it’s time to pile in the car and head over to Skyzone. Jump and flip around till your heart’s content, maybe challenge the family to a game of dodgeball, or maybe try shooting some hoops. Whatever you’re looking for Skyzone is sure to have something for everyone! Check out more information about Sky Zone here!
Get artsy at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Looking to get creative with your rainy day? Well Virginia Beach’s MOCA is the place for you and your family! This museum is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. So if you or someone in your family has a passion for the Arts stop by for a visit. Check out more information about the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art here!
Also in partnership with the National Blue Star Museums program, MOCA is proud to offer FREE ADMISSION to all active and non-active (retired) military and their families this summer! Must show military ID.
Cover photo provided by @elleydonnelly