Top 10 Family-Friendly Indoor Activities

Carlisle Sports Emporium

Even if it's cold and chilly, or rainy, there are still tons of family-friendly things to see and explore in Cumberland Valley. Pack up the kids and enjoy a day out of the house, but indoors, at the Valley's best attractions.

1. Autobahn Indoor Speedway

With over 40,000 square feet, Autobahn is the largest indoor go-karting facility in the state. Their high-speed, pro-karts are easy to handle, durably designed and can reach speeds of up to 50 mph.

2. Bowling

Bowling will always be a great activity for the kids, and friends, on a rainy day. The Valley's bowling alleys are convenient, affordable and offer other fun games and things to do. Options include ABC West Lanes, the Coliseum, Midway Bowling Center and Trindle Bowl

3. Carlisle Sports Emporium

The Carlisle Sports Emporium is an indoor and outdoor interactive entertainment complex. Indoor options include laser tag, roller skating, arcade games and a climbing wall.

4. Climbnasium

Burn off some energy learning to rock climb at Climbnasium. The indoor rock climbing facility features extensive bouldering areas and climbs of up to 40 feet in height.

5. Create-A-Palooza

For a creative and crafty day indoors, head to Create-A-Palooza in Carlisle. This art and activity studio offers "paint your own" pottery, canvas painting and glass painting for all ages.

6. Monkey Joe's

Monkey Joe's is a fun-filled inflatable play center with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses for kids up to 12 years-old.

7. Oakes Museum

This hidden gem is located at Messiah College and is home to natural history exhibits that take you back thousands of years to America and Africa.

8. SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park

Kids will definitely be tired out after an afternoon at SkyZone. The trampoline park includes open jump, ultimate dodgeball, foam zone, sky slam, skyfitness/skyrobics, toddler time and jumpapalooza. 

9. USAHEC Soldier Experience Gallery

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is the Army's premier facility dedicated to "Telling the Army story...one Soldier at a time." Interactive indoor exhibits include a digital shooting range, parachute simulation, a Korean War night attack experience and more.

10. Whitaker Center for Science & Arts

This complex features hands-on exhibits and fun-filled galleries dedicated to science. Discover documentaries and movies on the four-story screen, and enjoy live performances in the theater.