Indoor Fun

Michelle Maestas

Cold and rainy season has arrived and we know as moms it can be difficult to keep those little ones entertained.  Let's take some of that boredom and turn it into fun! Olympia offers plenty of indoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.  


Hands on Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501

MON-SAT 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
SUN 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

OPEN LATE the 1st Friday of each month for FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT.  First 2 guests FREE, each additional guest just $2

This is the ultimate place to take the whole family to enjoy and a place for kids to play and learn.

Olympic Flight Museum 

7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Open Tuesday through Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adult: $7
Seniors: 65+ $6
Military/First responder: $6
AAA: $6
Kids 7-12: $5
Kids 6 & under: Free

Great place to take the kids to learn about aviation history.


WET Science Center

500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501

MON-SAT 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fun place to take the kids to learn about water.  They have a lot of hands on activities.  


Capital Mall Play Space

625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502(located on the east side of the center near JCPenney)

MON-SAT 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
SUN 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

A place for kids to climb and explore.  

Charlie's Safari

1401 Marvin Rd NE #201, Lacey, WA 98516

Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(Admission gate closes at 4:00 pm)

Monday -Closed

Tuesday – Thursday : 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Admission gate closes at 4:00 pm)

Friday : 12:00 pm -9 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
(Admission gate closes at 8:00 pm)
Our Admission is for All-Day Play!!!

A great place to take the kids to burn off that energy.  Please click on link to get updated information.  

The Olympia Center

222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Activity Room 203

Baby and Toddler Gym

They offer classes Monday/Wednesday 9:00 am-9:50 am and Tuesday/Thursday 10:10 am-11:00 am
All classes you must pre register and are for children 2 and younger (type in Toddler gym in the search engine and then click on blue more tab).
Have a great time playing in the indoor playground and enjoy meeting other moms and dads.  

Chuck E. Cheese's

625 Black Lake Blvd. 101 Olympia, WA 98502

Sun-Thur 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Fun for all ages!  Known for its arcade games, pizza parties, play zones  and of course the mouse mascot.


DEFY Olympia

7960 Center St. SW, Olympia, WA

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

This is the ultimate trampoline park in Olympia.  Great place for the whole family!


Alley Oop Gymnastics Center

2643 Mottman Ct SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

Friday mornings 10:00-11:30 AM (under the age of 6 years old)
Saturday evenings 5:30-6:30 PM (closed the 2nd Saturday of every month due to Date Night)
And NOW: Monday mornings! 10:00-11:30 AM
$9 per child

Saturday Evenings: Open Gym 6:30-8:30 pm
(school aged kids, 5 - 11 are welcome at this time)
$16 (if registered 24 hours before the start of the event)
Day of the Event: $20

Come and explore your skills at open gym

Black Hills Gymnastics

7961 29th Ave NE, Lacey, WA 98516

Open Gym (Ages 6 – 17) Saturday 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Parents can drop off your kids and enjoy a night out! A great place for kids to explore and learn a new talent.

Yelm Gymnastics Center

307 Creek St., Yelm, WA 98597

Wednesdays 10:00 am-11:30 am(open to any age group)

Fridays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Teens, ages 13 to 18 with student IDs

Saturdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm Toddler Gym (12 months-5 years)

Come and explore your skills at open gym

Library Read and Play Area

This is the place to take the kids on a rainy cold day.  They have a great children's section for kids to quietly play with toys and read books.   

500 College Street SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1240
Monday           10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday           10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday     10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday         10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday               10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday          10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday                 Closed

313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
*Olympia Library CLOSED for Planned Renovation November 28, 2019 to February 2, 2020
Monday           11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday           11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday     11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday         11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday               10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday          10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday                  Closed

7023 New Market Street
Tumwater, WA 98501-6563
Monday          10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday          10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday        10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday              10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday                 Closed

210 Prairie Park Street
Yelm, WA 98597-7699
Monday              Closed
Tuesday          10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday        10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday              10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday                Closed

Laser Tag

1225 Ruddell Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Monday - Thursday 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm-11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm


8276 28th Ct. NE, Lacey, WA 98516
Monday - Friday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm

A great place to take the whole family for a one of a kind experience with indoor climbing and fitness.