Indoor Destinations Guide

Indoor play spaces & other experiences perfect for a cold or rainy day in Brooklyn

By Meredith Kurnov, Editor & Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW June 20, 2024

It's no secret that this city can have four seasons in one day. Make lemonade during icky weather and head to one of these fun and kid-friendly indoor destinations! Check back as we continue to add more great spots to this list!

Indoor Play Spaces, Arcades, and Activity Centers

Dave & Buster's – Downtown Brooklyn (half price Wednesdays)

Chuck E. Cheese – Downtown Brooklyn

Space Club – Greenpoint

Twinkle Playspace – Williamsburg

Area 53 – Williamsburg

Play Kids – Greenpoint

The Play Lab – Greenpoint

Litle Lola 'n Tots – Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklearn – Carroll Gardens

Powerplay Activity Center – Gowanus

Good Day Play Cafe – Park Slope

Urban Air Adventure Center – Sunset Park

Totally Tots at Brooklyn Children's Museum – Crown Heights

Fairy Tale Island – Bay Ridge

Kids 'n Action – Borough Park

Funtopia – Ridgewood

Fun Station USA – Staten Island


Brooklyn Children's Museum – Crown Heights

Jewish Children's Museum – Crown Heights

New York Transit Museum – Boerum Hill

Brooklyn Museum – Prospect Heights

Museum of Ice Cream – Nolita

Children's Museum of Manhattan – Upper West Side

American Museum of Natural History – Upper West Side

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Upper East Side

Museum of the City of New York – Upper East Side

Museum of the Moving Image – Astoria

DiMenna Children's History Museum at the NY Historical Society – Upper West Side

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling – Harlem

New York Hall of Science – Flushing, Queens

Staten Island Children's Museum – Snug Harbor, Staten Island

Libraries and Book Shops

Brooklyn Public Library branches (many host free kids classes and events):

Books are Magic – Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights

McNally Jackson – Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn

Powerhouse Arena – DUMBO and Industry City

Greenlight Bookstore – Fort Greene

Unnameable Books – Prospect Heights

Barnes & Noble – Cobble Hill

Barnes & Noble – Park Slope

Toy Stores

Norman & Jules – Park Slope

Matt & Juliette – Williamsburg

Butterfly 7 – Bedford-Stuyvesant

Greenpoint Toys – Greenpoint

Geometry Kids – South Williamsburg

Pipsqueak Shoppe and Salon – Clinton Hill

Acorn – Boerum Hill

Two Kids and a Dog – Dumbo

Rock Climbing and Parkour

Area 53 – Williamsburg

Brooklyn Bouldering Project (Formerly Brooklyn Boulders) – Gowanus

The Cliffs – Gowanus

Vital Climbing Gym – Williamsburg

Urban Air Adventure Center – Sunset Park


Brooklyn Bowl – Williamsburg

Dave & Buster's – Downtown Brooklyn

Melody Lanes – Sunset Park

Bowlero at Chelsea Piers – Chelsea

Area 53 – DUMBO (Mini Bowling)

Laser Tag and Paintball

Area 53 – DUMBO (Laser Tag) and Williamsburg (Paintball)

Funtopia – Ridgewood

Bowlero at Chelsea Piers – Chelsea

Fun Station USA – Staten Island

Miniature Golf

Shipwrecked NYC – Red Hook

Jewish Children's Museum – Crown Heights

Ping Pong

Pingpod – Downtown Brooklyn

Pingpod – Williamsburg

Escape Rooms

Beat the Bomb Brooklyn – DUMBO

Brooklyn Escape Room – Downtown Brooklyn

MyssTic Rooms – Park Slope

Komnata Quest Brooklyn – Greenpoint

Shipwrecked – Red Hook

Movie Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Downtown Brooklyn

Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg and Park Slope

Cobble Hill Cinemas – Cobble Hill

Williamsburg Cinemas – Williamsburg

IPic Theater – Lower Manhattan

Film Forum – West Village

Food Halls, Shopping Centers, and Play Cafés

Time Out Market New York – DUMBO

Dekalb Market Hall – Downtown Brooklyn

Industry City – Sunset Park

Good Day Play Cafe – Park Slope

Ample Hill Creamery – Prospect Heights

Lidia's Play Cafe – Ridgewood

Fairy Tale Island – Bay Ridge

Brookfield Place + Hudson Eats – Lower Manhattan

Hudson Yards – Midtown West

Ice Skating and Roller Skating

Area 53 – Williamsburg

LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park – Prospect Park (covered roof)

SkyRink at Chelsea Piers – Chelsea

World Ice Arena – Flushing Meadows Park, Queens

Beyond NYC

American Dream and DreamWorks Waterpark – East Rutherford, NJ

iPlay America – Freehold, NJ

Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, NJ

Big Kahuna's Waterpark – West Berlin, NJ

The Kartrite – Monticello, NY

Kalahari Resorts – Pocono Manor, PA

Great Wolf Lodge – Scotrun, PA

Aquatopia Waterpark at Camelback Resort – Tannersville, PA

H20ooohh! at Split Rock Resort – Lake Harmony, PA

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