President's Day is here, which means most kids have the day off of school. And, according to the forecast, it appears it might be kind of rainy.
Wondering what to do? Check our indoor playground list for details about family fun destinations across the region. And keep reading for highlights of 12 destinations where you can spend a few hours on Monday.
Also ... a word on what's closed. Both the Museum of Life and Science in Durham and Kidzu Children's Museum are closed on Monday. Kidzu is usually closed on Mondays. And the Museum of Life and Science is closed on Mondays during the winter.
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
The downtown Raleigh museum
is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday. There's no big special exhibit at the museum right now, but you still can enjoy its permanent exhibits and regular programming, which includes Dinosaurs Alive! 3D and Backyard Wilderness 3D in its 3D theater, meet the animals sessions and more.
N.C. Museum of History
Marbles Kids Museum
The Capital Boulevard destination
has some President's Day specials - 140 arcade tokens for $25 and three hours of unlimited mini golf, go-karts and laser tag for $24.99.
Galaxy Fun Park
I just featured its black light mini golf
. And you can really wear out all the kids with its other attractions, including trampolines, ropes course, go-karts and more. Galaxy Fun Park is in north Raleigh near Wakefield.
Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center
The Raleigh aquatic center
with a giant waterslide, sprayground for young kids, vortex and lazy river will be open regular hours on Monday (along with the city's other indoor pools). The city's website has more information about hours. (Just know that Pullen Park Aquatic Center is closed right now for renovations.)
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
has shows scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Hux Family Farm
The farm will host Toddler Time on the Farm
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday. Tickets are $15 (and there aren't a ton left). The morning includes a storytime, interaction with goats and more.
Treasure Quest Mining