The Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Dallas

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Hi Dallas!

Don’t let a little rain keep you inside, grab an umbrella and your crew, there is plenty to do on a rainy day in Dallas! This world-class city has so much to offer and we have uncovered some hidden treasures, off the beaten path. Get out and explore Dallas

Swim over and learn about aquatic creatures from around the world. With visual and hand-on exhibits, the Children’s Aquarium of Dallas will bring out the kid in you. Explore this educational venue and browse through the exhibit halls – tip: bring your camera, there will be lots of smiles and photo opportunities.

Feed and interact withe the stingrays in the outdoor pavilion. This is a great venue to book a birthday party! Don’t let the cold or rainy day keep you in, come out and play with the sea life on a rainy day in Dallas.

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm 

📍 Children’s Aquarium of Dallas 

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is out-of-this-world fun for all ages. Explore the 11 exhibit halls and let your mind be inspired as learn more about our world in a fun way. There is a lot of ground to cover and plan to stay for lunch and grab a bowl curated by Chef Wolfgang Puck with all local Texas sourced ingredients.

From the Children’s Museum, the Gems and Minerals Hall, to the Engineering and Innovation Hall, your hands and mind will be stimulated. This indoor exhibit is the perfect way to spend a rainy day in Dallas.

Monday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍 Perot Museum of Nature and Science 

📷 Oso Climbing Gyms | @osoclimbinggyms |

Discover Dallas’ 36,000 square foot of fitness and fun. It’s not just about indoor rock climbing, find your inner peace at the Yoga studio. Whether it’s a date night or family outing, they have lounge space and options for coffee, beer, wine, and fresh foods. Oso Climbing Gym has so much to offer. The amenities are nice and include showers, boutique body wash soaps, a sauna, and locker space.

Don’t climb the walls at home on a rainy day, spend a rainy day in Dallas at Oso Climbing Gyms. Check them out on Instagram.

Monday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 Oso Climbing Gyms


Looking to try your hand at something new? Lone Star Axe Throwing  is the perfect place to bring a date, or your office mates for a corporate event. Don’t worry, their coaches will guide you. Stay for delicious food and cocktails or Texas-themed beer and wine selections. This urban industrial venue is the perfect place to unwind after work and let some stress out, in a fun, competitive way with friends or co-workers. 

Pony up and bring the family, ages 8 and up can participate with a guardian. Plus, there are snacks and drinks for the little ones too!

Monday | By appointments only
Tuesday | 3:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm–8:00pm

📍 Lone Star Axe Throwing


Another Round is non-stop fun under one roof. From their funky choice of 12 mini golf courses, to Tuesday Trivia Nights, there is something for everyone. Come putt around in a fun environment.

Don’t worry about Spring showers, even the bar and patio are covered; come spend a rainy day in Dallas at Another Round. Enjoy bites from Cooper’s Meat Market like Chophouse Sliders or the mozzarella and tomato panini.

They are social! Find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 Another Round 

Calling all aviation buffs. Come and learn about the story of flight in more than 20 galleries and displays. From the history or physical aspect of aircraft and aviation, Frontiers of Flight Museum offers an incredible experience. 

They offer field trips, summer camps, and private parties too. Rain or shine, come spend a rainy day in Dallas and earn your wings. This award-winning museum will dazzle you. Whether you are an aviation buff or just interested in airplanes, it’s not your typical museum.

Monday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–5:00pm

📍 Frontier of Flight Museum

Always a favorite activity at least once a year – ice skating! Dallas’ ice rink in the Galleria has featured prominent Olympic athletes through the years. The Galleria Dallas Ice Skating is a perfect way to spend a rainy day in Dallas. Skate rental and sizes accommodate ages and abilities. Just bring your own socks! 

Looking to take it further, they offer lessons through their skating school. Bring the office out for a team building event and book your corporate party here.

Monday | 10:00am–5:30pm + 7:30–9:30pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:30pm + 7:30–9:30pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm + 7:45–9:30pm
Friday | 10:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 Galleria Dallas Ice Skating

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Kelly Twedell

Kelly Twedell

Kelly is a Texan at heart and enjoys tacos, tennis, and tequila.