indoor attractions,

places to go &

rainy day ideas

There 's always plenty to do along the Emerald Coast.

LIBRARY

LIBRARY

The local libraries offer free activities for children of all ages. Check library calendars or call before heading out. DESTIN ♥ NICEVILLE ♥ CRESTVIEW ♥ SRB ♥ FREEPORT ♥ DeFUNIAK ♥ FWB ♥ MARY ESTHER ♥ VALPARAISO

New Vision Grand Boulevard movies

New Vision Grand Boulevard movies

Special Events, Classic Movies, Sporting Events, Ovation Dining Club, 3D (850) 502-8819 SANDESTIN (Grand Blvd.)

MOVIES

MOVIES

Private Showings, Parties, 3D, Special Events (850) 650-4539 DESTIN (Destin Commons)

MOVIES

MOVIES

3D, Private Showings, Parties (844) 462-7342 FORT WALTON BEACH

MOVIES

MOVIES

IMAX • Stadium Seating • Birthday Parties • Game Room • Cafe • 3D • Motion Seats (850) 233-4835 PANAMA CITY (Pier Park)

MOVIES

MOVIES

(850) 306-2500 CRESTVIEW

MOVIES

MOVIES

3D, Private Showings, Parties (844) 462-7342 MARY ESTHER

MOVIES (7D)

MOVIES (7D)

Ultimate 7D Virtural Experience, different movies playing daily (850) 837.7007 DESTIN (Emerald Grande)

ARCADE

ARCADE

65 arcade games, skee ball, Guitar Hero, interactive games, kids games, Birthday Parties, Gator Beach (850) 424.6021 DESTIN

LASER TAG

LASER TAG

Mirror Maze, Laser Tag, Birthday Parties, Team Building (850) 230-6249 PANAMA CITY BEACH

ROCK CLIMBING

ROCK CLIMBING

Team Building, Winter & Summer Programs for Kids, Youth Climbing Team. After School Programs (850) 837-0526 DESTIN

LASER TAG

LASER TAG

Laser Tag, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Birthday Parties, Lock-ins (850) 650-6748 DESTIN

LIVE PUZZLE/GAME

LIVE PUZZLE/GAME

Solve live puzzle within an hour to escape one of the theme rooms: Special Ops, Zombie Apocalypse & The Crime Scene. DESTIN (850) 650-0023 PANAMA CITY (850) 234-6001

ARCADE

ARCADE

Arcade, Laser Maze, Shootin Gallery, Birthday Parties (850) 654-3333 (Baytowne Wharf/Sandestin)

THRILLS LASER TAG & ARCADE

THRILLS LASER TAG & ARCADE

Laser Tag, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Ice cream (850) 842-4747 MIRAMAR BEACH

ARCADE.GO KARTS. MINI GOLF.

ARCADE.GO KARTS. MINI GOLF.

Ages toddlers & up! Indoor & outdoor: Go Karts, Indoor Mini Golf, Thrill Rides, Mega Arcade and much more! PANAMA CITY

BOWLING

BOWLING

Bowling, Cafe, Pool Tables, Arcade, Sports Bar, Ping Pong, Bowling Leagues, Parties (850) 654-5251 DESTIN

BOWLING

BOWLING

Bowling in a unique underwater ocean experience, restaurant, wooden lanes, parties (850) 269-6100 DESTIN

BOWLING

BOWLING

Bowling, leagues, parties, lounge (850) 200-0646 FORT WALTON BEACH

BOWL/SKATE

BOWL/SKATE

Bowling, Skating, Pool, Arcade, Cici's Pizza, Sports Bar (850) 249-2695 PANAMA CITY BEACH

BOWLING

BOWLING

Bowling, parties, leagues, youth bowling programs, snack bar (850) 763-2972 PANAMA CITY

FORT WALTON SK8

FORT WALTON SK8

Skating, arcade, lessons, skate shop, concessions, birthday parties, special events (850) 863-1223 FORT WALTON BEACH

SKATING

SKATING

Ice Skating, Birthday Parties, Amateur Hockey, Figure Skating Club (Oct-April) (850) 432-0800 PENSACOLA

HOCKEY

HOCKEY

Hockey Games, Jr. Hockey, Birthday Parties (850) 466-3111 PENSACOLA

SCIENCE CTR

SCIENCE CTR

Robotics, Science, Critters, Wind Tunnel, Underwater Exploration & More (850) 664-1261 FORT WALTON BEACH

SCIENCE CTR

SCIENCE CTR

Educational & fun, interactive exhibits & programs promoting science, technology & history; Birthday Parties. (850) 769-6128 PANAMA CITY

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

Aviation warfare armament, weaponry, interactive displays, vintage military aircraft, SR-71 Blackbird (850) 651-1808 EGLIN AFB (Ft Walton)

Cultural Museum

Cultural Museum

Heritage Park & Cultural Center (Fort Walton Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Civil War Exhibit Building) (850) 833-9595 FORT WALTON BEACH

FISHING MUSEUM

FISHING MUSEUM

Discover the history of diving. Climb through a submarine, learn about different diving helmets used throughout history, see SEALAB 1, and so much more! (850) 235.4101 PANAMA CITY BEACH

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

Destin History & Fishing Museum: See fish caught in Destin, collection of antique fishing rods and reels, and more. (850) 837-6611 DESTIN

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

Discover the history of diving, climb through a submarine, learn about diving helmets used throughout history, see SEALAB 1 and so much more! (850) 235-4101 PANAMA CITY BEACH

MAGIC SHOW

MAGIC SHOW

World Class Magic, Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy (850) 654-7469 DESTIN (Emerald Grande's Harborwalk Village)

MAGIC SHOW

MAGIC SHOW

Magic, Grand Illiusions & Mentalist Tropical Garden Theater, Gulf World (850) 234-5271 PANAMA CITY BEACH

FUN CENTER

FUN CENTER

100 hands-on ‘experiments’, Indoor Ropes Course, Lazer-Tag, Black Hawk Virtual Army Experience (850) 249-7000 PANAMA CITY BEACH

FUN CENTER

FUN CENTER

Fun-filled family attractions. Ripley’s Believe It or Not galleries of the weird & bizarre! 7D Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Lasers Race & Odditorium. (850) 230-6113 PANAMA CITY BEACH

FUN CENTER

FUN CENTER

Arcade, Bounce House, Birthday Parties, Special Events (850) 428-9091 FORT WALTON BEACH

JUMPIN JACKS

JUMPIN JACKS

Ages 1 - 12 Tues-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 10am-8pm Sun 12pm-6pm Indoor inflatables, 32-foot-long obstacle course, toddler play area, 10 ft. high inflatable movie screen, Candy Shoppe & arcade. (850) 424-7204 NICEVILLE

BOARDWALK

BOARDWALK

Half-covered boardwalk, indoor shops & restaurants/bars. (850) 244-0600 OKALOOSA ISLAND

CANDY STORE

CANDY STORE

Florida's largest candy store (Destin). Watch taffy being made, try a truffle, get lost deciding what to buy. DESTIN ♥ PANAMA CITY BCH (Pier Park)

MAGIC SHOW

MAGIC SHOW

Destin's #1 Magical Variety Show! A Unique Dining Entertainment Experience! (850) 217-0542 DESTIN (La Paz Restaurant)

MAGIC SHOW

MAGIC SHOW

Illusionist Noah Wells presents Maximum Magic with mind-blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, special effects, unbelievable mentalism and more! This family friendly show is a fast-paced, 60 minute show with audience participation for all. DESTIN

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

The Panhandle Butterfly House: fun & educational NAVARRE

POTTERY

POTTERY

Paint-Your-Own Pottery. Kids Day Out, Parents Night Out, Birthday Parties (great for rainy days) Open 10am-5pm Paint by 2pm, ready 2pm next day (850) 231-3211 SEASIDE (30a)

PAINT/ART

PAINT/ART

Paint Pottery, Learn to Paint, Learn to Draw, Photography, Girls Night Out, Private, Group, etc. Links to art classes WALTON ♥ OKALOOSA

FITNESS

FITNESS

Mommy & me yoga classes, kids fitness classes, exercise classes (with child care) & more. WALTON ♥ OKALOOSA

DINNER SHOW

DINNER SHOW

A group of actors presenting comedic murder mysteries for dinner theater, hilarious, original murder mysteries, performed during a fun-filled and delicious 3-course meal (ADULTS ONLY). (850) 862-2885 DESTIN ♥ FWB ♥ PENSACOLA

COOKING

COOKING

Cooking classes offered at various times throughout the year at Kitchenique (evenings), Williams-Sonoma (Saturdays), Destin Community Center (summer) and various other locations.

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

Links to restaurants in Destin, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island and More!

SHOPPING

SHOPPING

Retail, Antiques, Farmers Markets Shopping in & around Destin, SoWal, 30-A, Grayton, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, FoWal, Sandestin, PCB

CRAFTS

CRAFTS

Do it yourself, stay-at-home, indoor craft, art, let's be creative, fun! Tutorials.

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