Baltimore has plenty of outdoor activities to entertain, but what to do when it’s pouring rain? Don’t let the rainy days dampen your spirits. Instead, try some of these fun indoor activities. We’ve selected a variety of destinations sure to have something that will fit your personal taste on a stormy afternoon.
Earthtreks offers more than 15,000 square foot of climbing space. (Credit:

Earthtreks offers more than 15,000 square foot of climbing space. (Credit:

Earth Treks
1930 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 560-5665

For people into outdoor adventure, rainy days can be very frustrating. That’s why places like Earth Treks exist. Learn about rock climbing in a safe environment with dedicated personnel who take the time and energy to educate you. Or, if you’re already a rock-climbing pro, challenge yourself with its more advanced climbing walls to really prepare for the next level. For increased challenge, Earth Treks changes out its rock walls regularly. Earth Treks provides training and equipment; and if you find you like it, get a membership and continual access to its facilities anytime.

(credit: The Senator)

(credit: The Senator)

Senator Theater
5904 York Road
Baltimore, Md. 21212
(410) 323-4424

The early days of the silver screen were a time when films were treated as gala events with luxuriant theatre settings worthy of an opera. The Senator Theater has preserved the grand feeling of the early silver screen era with its massive 40-foot curved screen. It shows both modern and classic films, and has premiered a number of movies shot in and around Baltimore. No matter what film happens to be showing, the Senator is always a breathtaking experience. Grab your friends or sweetheart, purchase tickets for a double-billing and forget all about the rain while you become immersed in movie magic.



Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 625-7060

A museum may sound like a boring and humdrum way to spend a boring and humdrum rainy afternoon, but Geppi’s will challenge you to reconsider your definition of museum. A compendium of pop culture from the 1700s to present day, Geppi’s is 17,000 square feet of fun. No matter your tastes, there will be something in Geppi’s to fascinate you. Its collection includes the development of comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. You will be both enamored and educated at the evolution of the entertainment we take for granted, and there’s more than enough at Geppi’s to keep you busy all day.

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(photo credit: Oregon Ridge Park)

(photo credit: Oregon Ridge Park)

Port Discovery
35 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 727-8120

Kids can get restless when stuck indoors, and keeping them entertained is not easy. So pack the kids in the van and take all of that pent-up energy to Port Discovery. A massive indoor playground, Port Discovery has a wide variety of activities sure to widen the eyes of any restless child. In addition to seasonal and special events, its ongoing activities include a four-story indoor climbing structure, an Egyptian Adventure, a clue-hunting mystery house, a science fun lab to educate the next generation of scientists, an art studio for kids and much more educational and energetic fun. It also has several sections for toddlers to play and learn. Rainy days can be the worst days for parents. Turn them into the best days for kids at Port Discovery.

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La Scala Ristorante
1012 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 783-9209

Located in Baltimore’s Little Italy, La Scala is a diverse and relaxing way to spend an evening. Opening at 4:30 p.m., it offers an up-scale and well-rated restaurant, an indoor bocce ball court and a comfortable wine-tasting room. If a dreary day is wearing on you, plan an evening of wine-tasting and bocce ball, followed by a luxuriant dinner. The must-have on the menu is the grilled caesar salad, and the staff allows guests to eat, relax and stay as long as they like. This would be the perfect place to take a date, a group of friends or simply to spend some me time on a drizzly evening out.

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.