Don’t let rainy days get you down. Here are 10 things to do in Houston to keep you busy on rainy days.

1. Spend the day at the Houston Museum District

Where: 1300 McGowan St

With 19 museums and four walkable zones, the Houston Museum District is the perfect place to spend a rainy day. Head to the Museum of Fine Arts or Stop by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, there’s plenty to discover.

2. Camp out at one of Houston’s essential coffee shops

Where: Multiple locations

Grab a cup of coffee and camp out with your laptop at one of Houston’s essential coffee shops. Try a new blend, visit a spot that you’ve never been to or choose a local brew to keep your dollars in the community.

3. Climb at the Texas Rock Gym

Where: 1526 Campbell Rd

Just because the weather isn’t perfect doesn’t mean you can’t get an outdoor-inspired workout in, just head to Texas Rock Gym. The indoor rock climbing gym welcomes climbers of all skill levels, from newbies to seasoned climbers. The professional staff can get you set up and on your way up the rock wall.

4. Bake something delicious

Where: At home

Fresh baked cookies can add some cheer to any rainy day. Whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies and enjoy a day indoors.

5. Catch a show

Where: Multiple locations

Broadway takes center stage, right here in Houston. Catch a famous show, musical, or play next time there’s a rainy day. See Hamilton at Sarofim Hall or watch the dancers from Houston Ballet take the stage at the Brown Theater.

6. Watch the butterflies

Where: 5555 Hermann Park Dr

Housed inside of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Cockrell Butterfly Center provides visitors with an up close experience to beautiful butterflies from around the world. The living butterfly habitat is home to some of the world’s largest, and also most interesting arthropods. The center is kid-friendly and there is even games and quizzes to keep the kiddos occupied.

7. Tour a local distillery

Where: Multiple locations

There’s plenty of spirits, wine and beer to discover across Houston. Spend your day indoors at one the city’s breweries or distilleries. Take a tour of Yellow Rose Distilling, the first legal distillery within Houston’s city limits. Adjacent to Uptown and Memorial Park, the 10,000-square-foot facility features a tasting room and all of the equipment it takes to make whiskeys and vodka.

8. Learn a new hobby

Where: At Home

Stuck indoors? Spend your time inside learning a new hobby. Have you wanted to try macrame? Maybe painting is your passion. Try out a new skill!

9. Take the kids to Wonderwild

Where: Multiple locations

Kids can explore, play and imagine at Houston’s Wonderwild. The indoor play area can keep kids busy for hours on rainy days.

10. Sign up for a cooking class

Where: Multiple locations

There’s ample opportunity to learn more about the culinary world here in Houston. Central Market, Leisure Learning, Recipe House, Sur la Table, and Brennan’s all offer cooking courses to the public, so you can learn to refine your kitchen skills.

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