Ocean City, MD Can Be Just as Fun Indoors!

Looking for things to do in Ocean City, Maryland when it rains? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with lots of fun rainy day activities. From art exhibits to history to hoops — even an ice-skating rink! Plus gyms and health clubs, so you can take your daily workout on the road. The list below covers just some of the cool indoor attractions and indoor activities you'll find in OC. Click the button below to view or print our Beyond the Beach Guide!

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (Boardwalk at The Inlet)

Up for some heroics? Relive the adventures of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a predecessor of today's Coast Guard, at the meticulously restored Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Children love the Aquarium Room featuring huge saltwater tanks with an ever-changing display of amazing sea creatures. You'll also find fascinating exhibits of shipwrecks and old-fashioned beachwear. Plus mermaid displays, sands from around the world, and Davy Jones' locker. Unique gift shop with interesting selection of nautical gifts and books. Small admission fee.

Hours of Operation:

  • June to September: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • April, May, October & November: Wednesdays to Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • December to March: Weekends 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • During winter months, please call for hours. Boardwalk at the Inlet: (410) 289-4991.

Art League of OC Exhibit And Receptions (Art League Building, 94th St. Bayside)

Local and regional artists show their best work at the Art League of Ocean City. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, with special receptions on the first Friday of every month (February to December). For details and hours call (410) 524-9433.

Reserve A Gym for Indoor Games

Set up a game with friends, family or co-workers. Two full gymnasiums and four indoor basketball courts are available at Northside Park. These gyms can also be used for volleyball or indoor soccer. Reservation fees are $30.00-36.00/hour (residents); $44.00-50.00/hour (non-residents). Extra fees may apply if you require a supervisor, or if you need equipment set up or taken down.

Indoor Courts
Art Galleries
Basketball Court

Indoor Activities

  • 502 94th St.
  • 410-524-9433

Visit Us and Be Inspired! Welcome to the Ocean City Center for the Arts, the destination for all things art in the Ocean City community. Home of the non-profit Art League of Ocean City, our bayside facility features a spacious two story gallery, a pottery studio, classrooms, art…

  • 5909 Coastal Hwy., #4
  • 443-664-6691

Ladies boutique clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts. Upscale women's fashions in the mid-town area.

  • Rt 175
  • 757.824.1344 or 757.824.2298

Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as a center for aeronautic research. Today, Wallops is NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research…

  • 4001 Coastal Hwy
  • 410-289-2800

Ocean City's bayside convention and meeting venue offers the perfect location for small meetings, large conventions, trade shows, social events and more. From set-up to catering, our experienced staff will work to provide you with a successful event in our award-winning resort…

  • 36609 Purnell Crossing Road
  • (410) 835-2596

Horse lover's paradise. Guided horseback riding on scenic trails. Visit farm country just minutes from Ocean City. Track past tranquil waters of the Pocomoke River. Custom lessons, seasonal beach rides, clinics. Reservations only. Some restrictions apply. Open year-round. Call…

  • 4001 Coastal Hwy
  • 410-289-2800

The Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau under the Town of Ocean City assists visitors, group tour planners, and meeting and convention planners with finding the venue, accommodations, and services that best fit the needs of the client. Our Welcome Center on 40th Street, in…

  • Caroline St & Boardwalk
  • 410-289-4133

Entertaining generations of fun seekers! Arcade games, ticketed games, pinball, claw machines, air hockey and much more!

  • 10218 Racetrack Road
  • (410) 641-0600

Ocean Downs Casino: Open 8AM - 2AM, 365 days a year, 7 days a week! Ocean Downs Casino, just 10 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland, has over 800 slot machines from the industry's top manufacturers and a wide variety of denominations. We also have video, reel, and electronic games…

  • 2 Market Street
  • 410-957-9933

The Discovery Museum is a hands-on and interactive learning center for guests of all ages.  Our universally accessible exhibits feature the natural and cultural histories of Delmarva. One of our most popular exhibits is the Wally Gordon River Otter habitat where our two…

  • North 1st Street on the Boardwalk
  • 410-289-4256

Pose in our authentic costumes from the 1840's to the 1930's with historic props from all over the world. Be transformed in minutes into a Cowboy, Saloon Girl, Civil War General, Southern Belle, Victorian Lady & Gentleman, Southern Gentleman, Indian, Hillbilly, Pirate, French…

  • 111 49th St
  • 410-524-BOOZ (2669)

Opened in 2016, Seacrets Distilling Company is the first distillery opened in Worcester County since the end of prohibition in 1933. We invite you to travel back in time to Prohibition-era for a behind the barrels view of how we make our spirits-From Grain to Bottle! Seacrets…

  • 909 S. Schumaker Drive
  • (410) 742-4988

The Museum at Schumaker Pond is closed at this time. The Ward Museum galleries and gift shop are CLOSED to the public until further notice. For more information on the closure, please call Salisbury University. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is nestled next to Schumaker Pond in…

  • 700 S Atlantic Ave
  • 410-289-8617

Laughter, smiles, and elation for well over a century have been the cornerstone of Trimper’s Rides of Ocean City. The oldest family owned and operated amusement park, the historic Maryland jewel offers, rides, games, and delicious carnival food at Trimper Treats or Trimper…

  • 3501 South Canal Street
  • 443-497-0458

There is so much to love about Ocean City: the exquisite food, the breathtaking beaches, the invigorating ocean air, the local culture. It's truly one of a kind. There is so much to experience but often too little time to soak it all in. What if you could have an experience that…

  • 9100 Coastal Hwy
  • (410) 250-8664

Located in the Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort, 9100 Coastal Hwy, Creative Day Spa has a relaxing, Caribbean atmosphere. Rich accents of bamboo help complete a cozy, island feel. You are invited to experience the ultimate and memorable spa journey. For 35 years we are the…

  • 813 S. Atlantic Ave.
  • (410) 289-4991

The times and tides of Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City's museum, the Life Saving Station serves as an historic building displays Ocean City's past & the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. This location at the southernmost end of Ocean City's famed Boardwalk boasts one of…

  • 1505 Philadelphia Ave
  • 443-248-4273

Get ready to PAINT! EXPERIENCE Ocean City's Ultimate Souvenir! Voted one of MD's best Paint Party entertainment studios, this family owned and operated event studio is a must-try during your vacation, year round. Specializing in step-by-step painting events right on 15th…

  • 4001 Coastal Hwy
  • 410-289-3440

Our 20th season was such a blast for all of us, and we are so excited to share and grow with you as we enter our 21st! Beginning and ending with Beethoven, this is a season for lovers of great masterworks, that will also feature star performers. With Stefan Jackie in the fall…

  • 4001 Coastal Hwy
  • 410-289-2800

The reviews are in: the new Performing Arts Center is Ocean City’s premier entertainment venue. Located in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, the state-of-the-art theater offers an intimate setting for concerts, musicals, dance performances and more. Whether you choose…

  • 11805 Coastal Hwy
  • (410) 334-0096

Now 3 locations! *Uptown location (11805 Coastal Hwy, suite I) *Midtown location (5601 Coastal Hwy, Unit 6) *Downtown location (2nd Street, building #6) "A unique experience in team building for families, friends, and professionals alike. Also great for parties and events…

  • 103 Market Street
  • 410-957-4230

The historic Mar-VA Theater was built in 1927 as a vaudeville theater and silent movie house. The theater was remodeled in 1937 in the highly decorative art deco style, using rich velours and colorful damask embossed acostical paneling was added to accommodate the new "talking"…

  • 11301 Coastal Highway
  • 410-213-1505

Kick back in luxurious heated recliners and watch the latest new movie releases at Fox Gold Coast, located behind the Gold Coast Mall on Coastal Highway at 113th Street. See new blockbusters, Met Opera Live in HD broadcasts, concerts and special events on our four big screens…


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