Looking for weather-proof things to do with the kids in Columbus? We have many indoor activities for people of all ages and interests. Here are some of our favorites around the city for year-round fun, with or without the sun. 


Central Ohio Fire Museum

260 N. 4th St., 43215

Take a tour of this station built in 1908 and the little ones can enjoy some playtime in the firehouse play area while also learning some valuable information about fire safety.

  • Admission: $6 for children, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot
Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 S. Grant Ave., 43215

Apply for a library card online or in person and have access to all 23 Columbus library locations! The Main Library, located in downtown Columbus, is the largest and most robust in the system. With over 300,00 volumes, kid areas, adult reading areas, a café, and more, it's easy to spend hours here. Don't forget to check out the ample programming regularly taking place on-site. 

  • Admission: Free 
  • Parking: Charged hourly (free for the first hour) | Parking garage

333 W. Broad St., 43215

COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, has been named the best science center in the country by USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice four years in a row. this interactive and engaging science museum has activities for all ages, including the one-of-a-kind American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery. Take your younger children to pretend in COSI’s little kid space where they can safely climb, slide, build, splash and imagine. For older kids, head over to The Big Kid Lab for cool engaging activities appropriate for their developmental levels!

  • Admission: $20 for ages 2-12, $25 for ages 13+
  • Parking: $5 | Underground garage


Couple and their daughter looking at artwork at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Columbus Museum of Art


Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., 43215

Get inspired by world-class exhibits at the Columbus Museum of Art. There are plenty of engaging opportunities to promote creativity and get hands-on with art. Don't miss the Big Idea Gallery, the Wonder Room and the Center for Creativity! 

  • Admission: $18 for age 18+ | Free on Sundays
  • Parking: $5 | Surface lot


National Veterans Memorial and Museum

300 W. Broad St., 43215

An experience truly unique to Columbus, this facility along the Scioto Mile honors veterans and families from ALL branches of service and ALL eras of conflict; telling stories about their entire experience from enlisting onward. 

  • Admission: $10 youth, $17 adult, $15 senior, free for children under 5, veterans, active-duty military members and Gold Star families
  • Parking: (0-3 hours): $5 for members, $6 for visitors, free for veterans | Surface lot

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

1813 N. High St., 43210

Get lost in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.

  • Admission: Free
  • Parking: Charged hourly | Parking garage (Ohio Union South Garage recommended)


Game Arena

1556 N. High St, 43210

Game Arena adds an in-person social component for those who love to game and also provides the opportunity to play the latest games for computers and consoles. It's the ultimate gaming experience with plush gaming chairs, state-of-the-art equipment and great food.

  • Admission: Free, gameplay charged by the hour
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot

704 Radio Dr, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Enjoy Momi Land's indoor playground and party venue, featuring large ball pits, trampolines, kitchen/vanity playrooms, multi-slides, and more.

  • Admission: Priced by age ranging from free-$15
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot

Rockin' Jump

1220 County Line Rd., 43081

This fun-filled trampoline park allows you to literally bounce off the walls with plenty of fun including a jump area, dodgeball arena, slam dunk zone and vertical ops. 

  • Admission: Priced by the hour
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot


157 Easton Town Center, 43219 (Inside the Station Building near AMC Theaters)

Enjoy the ultimate indoor Lego playground, complete with a 4D Lego cinema, a Lego playground, and even Mini Lego Ohio! Get some thrills on the indoor roller coaster and then when you get hungry, stop by the Lego café.

  • Admission: $24.99
  • Parking: Free | Parking Garage (West Garage recommended)
The Escape Game Easton Town Center

3960 Easton Station, 43219

The Escape Game is a live 60-minute adventure. Start by selecting one of six games – Prison Break, The Heist, Playground, Gold Rush, The Depths and Special Ops: Mysterious Market. Then enter a movie-quality set where you and your team will solve interactive puzzles to progress through the adventure.

  • Admission: $37.99
  • Parking: Free at any Easton area surface lot



Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E. Broad St., 43203 

The indoor gardens of Franklin Park Conservatory allow you to experience the beauty of nature without worrying about the changing weather. Get up close and personal with plant life from around the world and follow the life cycle of butterflies. 

  • Admission: $12 for ages 3-12, $20 for ages 13+ | Free on first Sunday of the month for Franklin County residents
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot

5819 Chantry Dr., 43232

This 32,000-square-foot immersive art installation is equipped with large-scale interactive art, mixed mixed-reality playground and secret passageways. It's truly an experience like no other!

  • Admission: $18 for ages 3-12, $25 for ages 13+
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company

177 Arlingate Ln., 43228

Get a firsthand look at how hometown Anthony-Thomas Candy Company makes their delicious chocolate confections with a factory tour! Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Admission: $1 for ages 12 and under, $2 for ages 13+
  • Parking: Free | Surface lot


Momi Land Hilliard

3681 Park Mill Run Dr, 43026

Enjoy Momi Land's indoor playground and party venue, featuring large ball pits, trampolines, kitchen/vanity playrooms, multi-slides, and more.

  • Admission: Fees vary based on number of children per family (first non-member child is $15) and if any memberships are used; party prices vary from $150-$500, not including add-ons
  • Parking: Free | Surface Lot