Fall is here meaning cooler temperatures and a dwindling number of things to do as outdoor activities aren't much of an option. But don't worry, when you and the kids start to get a bit of cabin fever, there are plenty of indoor activities right here in Evansville to keep you entertained!

From physical activities to those designed to let you and your kids' creativity shine, there's no shortage of things to keep you occupied when the weather isn't conducive to playing outdoors.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Located in the Plaza East Shopping Center next to Burlington Coat Factory at the intersection of Green River Road and the Lloyd Expressway, Sky Zone offers more than just bouncing on a trampoline. There's dodge ball, a foam block pit, and basketball goals where you can live out your NBA Slam Dunk Contest dreams.

Check their website for hours of operation and rates.

Walther's Golf & Fun

Miniature Golf is the main attraction at Walther's, but with a full-blown arcade and Laser Tag upstairs, there's plenty to do if you're not much of a golfer.

Check their website for hours of operation and rates.

Go See a Movie

Sometimes you don't feel like doing anything that requires much movement, you just want to sit back and get lost in a story. With a movie theater on nearly every side of town and beyond, a family trip to the movies just to get out of the house is likely just a few minutes away.

Check the Showplace Cinemas or AMC 16 websites for times and tickets.

Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters is heaven on Earth for those of us who grew up in arcades. Featuring several all-time classics, along with many newer titles, parents and kids alike will find something they love. Be sure to check out the comic book side as well featuring all your favorites, plus vintage toys, games, and Pop Vinyl figures.

Check out their Facebook page for hours of operation and pricing.

Children's Museum of Evansville

If the kids have a ton of pent up energy from being in the house all day during the Fall and Winter months, take them on a trip to the Children's Museum of Evansville (cMoe) and let them climb, play, and exercise their minds on the variety of hands-on exhibits. They'll have so much fun, they won't realize they're learning! (I won't tell, if you won't.)

Check their website for hours of operation, rates, and upcoming special events.


The best thing about bowling is you don't have to be in peak physical condition to do it, and with bumper bowling, the kids don't have to worry about those darn gutter balls on every roll.

Check out each alley's website for hours of operation and rates:

The Library

Your local library is so much more than books these days. Many offer music and movies for check out as well as regular activities for kids.

Check out the sites below for hours of operation and upcoming activities.

Evansville Museum

The Evansville Museum isn't just old paintings hanging on the walls and artifacts from civilizations gone by you can't touch. There are hands on exhibits, the Koch Immersive Theater, and the Train Museum right next door.

Check their website for hours of operation and pricing.

Snickerdoodle Art

A child's imagination is often unlimited. Let them express their creativity with a paint brush and canvas at Snickerdoodle Art on Franklin Street.

Check their website for hours and reservations.

Fired Up Art Studio

Painting on canvas is great, but if you're looking to change things up a bit, take a trip to Fired Up Art Studio. There you and the kids can let you imaginations run wild painting on a variety of different pottery.

Check their website for hours of operation and pricing.

Wesselman Woods

You may think Wesselman Woods only offers outdoor activities, I'm they have "Woods" in their name, and I don't know of many indoor forests. However, the Nature Center at Wesselman offers indoor activities year-round, including animal encounters, where kids and parents alike can learn more about the creatures that live in those woods and others in our area.

Check the Event Calendar on their website for upcoming events and activities.

Swonder Ice Arena

It may seem counter-intuitive to seek out an indoor activity that requires cold temperatures when it's cold outside, but a few trips around the rink inside Swonder Ice Arena will get your blood pumping enough to forget you're sliding around on frozen water.

Check their website for open skate times and pricing.

Skate World

If prefer the stability of four wheels over gliding across a sheet of ice on a thin strip of metal, take a trip to Skate World for few laps around the rink.

Check their website for hours of operation and pricing.

Inflatable Fun Factory

Who doesn't love a bounce house? While you'll certainly find one at The Inflatable Fun Factory, you'll also find a huge slide, an obstacle course, and even a boxing/jousting house to let your kids beat the tar out of each other safely.

Check their website for hours of operation, pricing, and specials.

Two Bit Bandit

For the video game fan, a trip to the arcade at Two-Bit Bandit is a must. If video games and winning tickets for prizes isn't your thing, grab some tokens and take a few swings in one of their many indoor batting cages, or rent one of their small indoor basketball courts for a game of one-on-one.

Check their website for hours of operation and pricing.

Mulberry Jeans Accents - Newburgh

Known primarily as a clothing boutique, Mulberry Jeans also offers tea parties for kids who want to pretend they're grown-ups.

Check their website for details on how to book your child's party.

Elite Air Trampoline Park - Newburgh

More than a trampoline park, Elite Air, located on Highway 261 in Newburgh in the building formerly occupied by Buehler's IGA, offers rope swings, an obstacle course, and a warped wall for parents and kids to live out their American Ninja Warrior fantasies.

Check out their website for hours of operation and pricing.

Hardkour Ninja Unlimited

Thanks to shows like the aforementioned, American Ninja Warrior, the sports of parkour and free-running have been thrust into the spotlight as kids and adults alike look to emulate the competitors they see on the shows. Even if you've never tried it before, or don't think you're in shape enough to even give it a shot, Harkour Ninja offers classes to teach you the proper techniques of parkour. Seriously, if someone like me who never works out can do it, you can do it.

Check their website for hours of operation and class list.

Family Game or Movie Night


Sometimes the best indoor activities don't require leaving the house. Break out a few board games and gather around the tables for a little friendly competition among the family. If somebody ruins game night because they're far too competitive, swing by a Redbox, grab a Blu-Ray or DVD, pop some popcorn, and enjoy a movie.

Check the Redbox website to find a location near you.

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