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11 things to do with your family on a rainy day in Philadelphia

There’s no reason to let the rain get you down when there’s a plethora of things to do in Philadelphia on a dreary day. Whether you’re looking for a lowkey artsy afternoon or you want to do something upbeat despite the gloomy weather, these 11 spots are some of the best indoor activities in Philly.

Academy of Natural Sciences: From live crocodiles to butterflies, these exhibits are fun and educational. The Outside In exhibit is perfect for kids with interactive showcases and live animals to see and touch.

Bowling: With several bowling alleys in the Philly area, you can stay active and get a little competitive by renting a lane for a few games.

ComedySportz: Catch some laughs at one of Philly’s best comedy clubs. Two teams battle it out through improve comedy, and with such awesome entertainment, the audience is the real winner.

Dream Garden in the Curtis Center: A little known but must-see Philadelphia treasure, Dream Garden is a 15 x 49 foot mosaic of 260 colors and more than 100,000 pieces of glass.

Golf Science Center: If it’s a soggy day at your favorite golf course, take advantage of the cutting edge swing analysis technology, unique instruction and feedback, indoor driving range and virtual world renowned golf courses at the Golf Science Center.

IMAX Theater: Catch a film at the IMAX Theater at the Franklin Institute. Get up close and personal with a tilted screen and special seating throughout the theater.

Independence Seaport Museum: Get an inside look at how maritime has developed our trade and transportation, and learn the history of pirates on the sea.

Jungle Wonder: Whether you have a house full of kids or you’re just a kid at heart, Jungle Wonder is the perfect place to burn some energy. With an indoor arcade, mini bowling, jungle gym and mini golf, you’re likely to outlast the rain.

Painting with a Twist: What’s better than sipping wine and getting a little creative? Sign up for a class or catch a weekend event open to all ages.

Primp & Play: Think you can’t enjoy a relaxing day at the spa with the kids? Think again! Primp & Play allows you to indulge in a manicure, pedicure and more while the kids get to build crafts and play.

U.S. Mint: Check out how coins are made and get a glimpse of the history of our money at the U.S. Mint production facility.