When winter temperatures dip below zero, or the summer rains seem to never end, it can be hard to keep the kids entertained.  Whether it’s a snow day, birthday party or just another gloomy weekend, we’ve pulled together a list of the best indoor play places in Dublin to take your kids, and still have fun yourself.


The Chiller – Bring your own skates or rent some when you come to Public Skate at the Chiller.  Don’t know how to skate?  No worries - the Chiller offers year-round lessons for all levels and ages on weekday evenings and Saturdays. 

Field Sports @ Sports Ohio – Besides having 4 indoor sports fields, a basketball/volleyball court, batting cages, arcade room and a cafe with 2 TV’s, the facility also houses an inflatable area with a 22’ slide, a bounce house and an obstacle course.  Spend the afternoon here, or host the ultimate birthday party! 

COSI – There’s no better time to head to COSI than on cold or rainy days.  Enjoy hands-on exhibits, watch live shows, ride a high-wire unicycle, travel back in time and create your own gadgets.  Plus, you can check out the planetarium.  Who knew science could be this fun?!

Phoenix Bats – Ever wonder where Major League Baseball players get their bats from? Many get them right here in Dublin!  Phoenix Bats manufactures wooden bats on site and gives group tours so you can watch them take shape right in front of your eyes.  You’ll even receive a free shamrock engraved mini bat at the end of your tour.  That sounds like a home run, if you ask me.

Ohio History Center – Go back in time at the Ohio History Center.  Explore exhibits showing the evolution of the American home, how certain animal species became extinct, archaeological artifacts from over 15,000 years of Ohio heritage and much, much more.   

Dublin Community Recreation Center – This 110,000 square foot facility offers something for everyone.  Get a workout in while the kids enjoy crafting, fun activities and educational programs.  Or learn a new hobby at one of their adult programs, see a show in the Abbey Theater, swim in the pool, and play a game on one of the gym courts.