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Explore the Great Indoors in Baltimore

Apr 18, 2023

April Showers bring May flowers, but don’t let showers keep you from exploring Baltimore. Check out our list of different indoor activities all around Baltimore for those wet and rainy days.

Grab a Pint

On a rainy day, try heading over to one of the several breweries in the area with a good board game? You might not even need a board game for some nights at Checkerspot Brewing Company, where they host Greg’s Trivia every Thursday night at 8. Get a pint of their best ale and try to solve some of the funniest trivia questions in the city!

Monument City Brewing Company in Highlandtown has several different draughts available on tap as well as to-go cans.

Union Craft Brewing has a selection of beers that stick around all year round, as well as their own seasonal menu. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other businesses in the Union Collective.

Art and History Museums

You might not think about visiting a museum as a rainy day activity, but you won’t regret checking one out when you otherwise wouldn’t!

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is unique to many of the other museums here in Baltimore in that it takes Edgar Allan Poe’s old house and gives the story of his life and death in the city. A dreary day would be the perfect atmosphere for exploring the life of a poet whose works fit the same mood as the weather.

For a view of historical art pieces from around the world, check out The Walters Art Museum. With free admission, anyone can experience the wonders and beauty of the artistic talents all brought together in one place. 

The American Visionary Art Museum is a great place to visit, with art that combines science, philosophy, history, and more into a grand artistic experience. Their permanent collection includes their Bling Universe, where the art presented reflects the universe in a literal and figurative sense. Check out their other non-permanent exhibits before they rotate out!

For art that takes a closer look at the 21st century, check out the Baltimore Museum of Art. One exhibit currently on display is their look at the culture of Hip-Hop and contemporary art. There are also exhibitions on Indigenous arts of the Americas, Africa, and more!

What is unique about the Baltimore Museum of Industry is their focus on businesses and inventions in Maryland that date to before the 21st century. Take a look at exhibits on vintage printing presses and the dawn of the automobile age.

Spring is the beginning of baseball season, and what other way to celebrate other than attending games other than to visit the birthplace of Babe Ruth. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum can be found by following the painted baseballs from the Babe Ruth statue at Oriole Park. 

If you’ve ever been curious about the history of American railroads, then you should check out The B&O Railroad Museum. When you visit, you will be experiencing the world’s largest, oldest, and most comprehensive collection of railroad history.  Explore the innovation and stored legacy of the railroad with exhibits such as The Roundhouse and The Underground Railroad.

Music And More at the Theater

Something exciting you could experience on a rainy day is the rush of a new show. Check out a musical, a comedy show, the orchestra, or anything else that may intrigue you!

Down at the Everyman Theater, you can witness a professional cast of actors all season long. With over 30 years of experience, each play is guaranteed to tell a great story. Check out the performances, or even one of their educational programs

For a variety of different events to choose from, Lyric Baltimore is a live entertainment venue that offers performances in music, comedy, dance, and anything that comes with live entertainment. People that have performed there before include Robin Williams, The Grateful Dead, Santana, and more!

The Baltmore Symphony Orchestra is ushering in their 2023 season as the 40th anniversary of their stay at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Check out classical performances from several professional musicians in person or on their virtual platform!

A variety of events will also take place at Baltimore Center Stage, such as The Wiz Experience and showings of Life is a Dream. Be sure to keep an eye out for different plays and events in their schedule such as their Sound Check music series!

The Hippodrome Theater, now known as the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, hosts a variety of live performances including musical productions and live dance performances. Inside the center is accessible seating, a cafe, and concession areas.

Magical experiences might not be the first thing you think about when it rains, but you won’t regret checking out the Illusions Magic Bar. Head down to Federal Hill for an interactive and intimate experience and a drink at their bar!

Keystone Korner Baltimore is a jazz restaurant and bar, where different artists play live music while you dine on food prepared by a Michelin star chef.

For fans of comedy, The Port Comedy Club in Fells Point is the place to be! Head down on any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for a night full of laughter. 

See a Movie

The Senator Theater is a historic theater here in Baltimore, named as one of the top movie theaters in the world. In its 83rd year of operation, the theater has had a digital upgrade that is perfect for the main auditorium’s 40 foot screen.

For a luxury movie-going experience, check out Harbor East Cinemas! Reserve your seats for any movie of your choice, seats that have reclining and seat warmers. Their expanded bar includes beer, wine, cocktails, and there are also several luxury snacks for you to elevate your movie experience.

Build Your Skills

If you’ve ever felt like you wanted the opportunity to learn new skills? Then take a rainy day as a sign to get started:

Baltimore Chef Shop offers a one of a kind experience in learning to cook. They offer classes for kids and teens, couples, and a multi-week series of kitchen techniques to learn! You can sign up with a group of friends, or check it out all on your own time. 

Another great place to go for cooking lessons is Schola Cooks. Here, you can bring your own drinks to pair with the foods that you learn to make. Check their cuisine calendar so you can figure out the perfect drink to bring!

Something that you might not think about learning for your everyday life is glassblowing, but don’t let that stop you! McFadden Art Glass is a great place to have a fun and educational experience where you can make your own glass pieces to take home with you.

At Corradetti glassblowing classes, you can choose to take one of their mini-workshops or spend 6 hours creating your own glass masterpieces! You can also bring your friends and family along to enjoy the experience as well.

Embrace the Rain
Rainy days may feel like days where your activity list is limited, but Baltimore has so many great indoor activities to offer.