Every summer Floridians can expect rain in the forecast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Space Coast. Whether you have children at home this summer or you have friends visiting, we compiled a list of rainy day activities to help you enjoy the summer months despite the damp weather.

Play Plus for Kids
2740 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne. This imaginative and interactive play floor will entertain your child’s imagination for hours. The playroom includes slides, bounce houses, jungle gyms and much more. All ages are welcome – required admission for guests ages 9 months through 9 years. $7.55 per child. PlayPlusKids.com or (321) 751-4256


Gymboree of Melbourne
3688 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Ages 0 – 5 years. Prices vary. GymboreeClasses.com or (321) 259-5669


ClayZ Pottery Studio
Merritt Square Mall – 777 E. Merritt Island Cswy., Merritt Island. Say goodbye to the rainy day blues and get creative at this pottery studio. All ages are welcome. Prices vary. Clay-Z.com or (321) 453-4848


Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory
1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa. Home to two theaters, guests can explore planetarium shows, movies and laser shows under the dome. $5 – $8. For a full calendar and show schedule, please visit EasternFlorida.edu/Community-Resources/Planetarium or (321) 632-1111


Space Coast Iceplex
720 Roy Wall Blvd., Rockledge. With public skate times available daily, stay dry and cool off by ice skating. If skating isn’t for you, upstairs has a fitness center. Prices vary. SpaceCoastIceplex.com or (321) 504-7500


The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa. Starting in June, the Stars of Tomorrow Youth Performing Arts program will perform a variety of shows for the first two weeks. Titles include: Disney’s “Jungle Book Kids,” Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.,” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” Various times. $9 – $11. CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com

Here are our top five things to do on a rainy day at home. For more ideas, check out our board on Pinterest. Pinterest.com/SCBMarketing

For the adults:

  • Create a family recipe book
  • Organize your own film festival
  • Create an indoor herb garden
  • Find a DIY project and make it your rainy day project  (Pinterest!)
  • Bake up something you’ve never tried before


For the kids:

  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Have a tea party
  • Build a fort
  • Make cards to send to a faraway friend or relative
  • Watch a children’s exercise video to get moving