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Activities & Attractions / Family Fun October 26, 2016

5 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Day in Downtown Halifax

We’ve rounded up a few fun things to do in Downtown Halifax that don’t require rain boots and umbrellas to enjoy – even on the rainiest of days! Get out there with your family, friends, or solo, and enjoy these five fun places to spend a rainy day in Halifax.

Here are five great places to spend a rainy day in Halifax.

1 – Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Even if you’re not an art lover, you are bound to become one after visiting this large provincial art museum.

There are not only dozens of rooms full of beautiful things to look at (the permanent collection houses more than 17,000 items!), you can also get a local history lesson, tag along on an artist talk or tour, make a craft with the kids, browse the gift shop, then have a relaxing warm drink in the café, Pavia.

2 – Get creative at Clay Café

You don’t have to be an artist or art lover to visit this creative centre either. Everything you could ever need is provided, so all you have to do is grab a bunch of friends and family, your thermos of hot tea, and a set of old clothes and settle in for an afternoon of DIYing!

There are many shapes, sizes and prices of ceramics to choose from and the atmosphere is super friendly and relaxing. The staff will help you along if you need it, or just leave you alone to contemplate your masterpiece and the rain rolling down the windows, whatever you prefer.

3 – Learn something new at the Museum of Natural History

You could easily spend a full day inside this museum, there are so many interesting and educational activities. Explore the lives of animals of the Rainforest, watch live weather and ocean movements on Science on a Sphere, and peek inside the habitats of the marine animals of our region.

Don’t forget to say hi to Gus the Turtle!


4 – Get competitive at The Board Room Game Cafe

Playing a board game with a group of loved ones is a great way to pass the time, give your brain a workout and incite some friendly competition. What’s even more fun is playing one in a room full of other groups doing the same thing – the laughter is infectious!

Don’t know what to play? The Board Room staff is very knowledgeable and can recommend something based on your interests and skill level. Their delicious snacks and local beer are sure to keep you toasty for as long as you need.

5 – Check out the Halifax Central Library

The Halifax Central Library isn’t just about reading (although the collection is pretty incredible!).

Halifax’s stunning, modern library is a thing to do unto itself with world-class architecture, gorgeous views, and plenty of programming for kids of all ages!

So, the next time it rains all day, don’t sit at home wishing for sunnier days – get out there and enjoy some of the many fun indoor activities that Halifax has to offer!



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