Rainy Day Activities in Birmingham


Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I love the promise of warmer weather, planting flowers, and watching them grow. However, spring is also full of stormy days when you may want to stay indoors.

These are some of my favorite rainy day activities that are sure to keep your little ones entertained! 

Explore the McWane Center

The McWane Center is a science museum located in downtown Birmingham (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). I love to start with the Itty Bitty Magic City, which is a children’s area designed for children kindergarten-age and younger. Then you can check out other highlights including the dinosaur exhibit, the shark and ray tank, and special traveling exhibits. 

Go Shopping

Located in Hoover, the Galleria is the largest enclosed shopping center in the state of Alabama. It offers many kid-friendly activities you can do including Build-A-Bear, eating lunch at Chick-fil-A, grabbing dessert at Great American Cookie, and ending with a ride on the carousel. 

Visit a Museum 

The Birmingham Museum of Art is not just for adults. Kids will love visiting Bart’s ArtVenture and expressing their creativity. If you get hungry, I highly recommend trying Oscar’s Café which is conveniently located inside the museum. Furthermore, the museum offers FREE admission and parking (closed on Mondays). 

Two other options worth mentioning are Barber Motorsports Museum for the motorcycle and race car enthusiasts as well as the Southern Museum of Flight where you can see real aircrafts! 

Go Bowling

rainy day activities

Spare Time in Trussville offers a variety of activities including bowling lanes, an arcade, a restaurant, and laser tag arena. This summer they are even offering a kids bowl free program!

Watch a Movie

The AMC Summit 16 is open to patrons on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They are currently showing Disney’s new movie: Raya and the Last Dragon

Visit a Library

rainy day activitiesBirmingham is home to many libraries that offer weekly events including storytimes. If you want to try visiting a new location, I recommend the Library in the Forest and the O’Neal Public Library

Try an Indoor Play Place

Off the Wall offers colorful tunnels and slides, ball-pits, bouncy houses, a rock-wall, a chalk-wall, arcade games, and so much more. 

Urban Air is a trampoline park sure to burn some energy! 

Let’s Play has two locations: one in Hoover and one down 280. 

Visit a Park 

rainy day activitiesAfter the rain passes, you can enjoy splashing in puddles at the park. Here is a list of some of our favorite parks! 

What are your favorite rainy day activities for when you need to get out of the house? We would love to hear from you in the comments! 


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Courtney moved to Birmingham seven years ago with the dream of becoming a nurse. She left behind her five wild brothers but brought along her high school sweetheart, David. David and Courtney got married after their freshman year at UAB at the ripe age of nineteen. They thrived on cans of soup while pursuing their education and working odd jobs. Courtney graduated and landed her dream job in the Neonatal ICU. One year later, her husband also graduated and began working as an Engineer. They now live in Trussville with their two-year-old son, Noah and are expecting baby number two. Courtney’s hobbies include eating, being outdoors, traveling with her family, and making wooden toys which she shares about on instagram (amindfulmom). She is passionate about mission work and has been privileged to serve on trips to Tanzania, Costa Rica and Ecuador.