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5 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Day in Halifax


We've rounded up a few fun things to do in the Halifax region that don't require rain boots and umbrellas to enjoy - even on the rainiest of days! Get out there with your family, friends, or solo, and enjoy these five fun places to spend a rainy day in Halifax.

1. Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Even if you’re not an art lover, you are bound to become one after visiting this large provincial art museum.

There are not only dozens of rooms full of beautiful things to look at (the permanent collection houses more than 18,000 items!), you can also get a local history lesson, make a craft with the kids, and browse the gift shop.

2. Get creative at a pottery café

You don’t have to be an artist or art-lover to get creative either! Get creative at one of these studios:

DIY Studio in Dartmouth provides everything you need, so all you have to do is grab your friends or family, your thermos of hot tea, and a set of old clothes to settle in for an afternoon of DIYing!

The Hive Studio + Espresso Bar also provides everything needed for a relaxing painting session. With hundreds of pottery options to choose from, and tons of colours, stencils, stamps, and more, this is the perfect place to unleash your inner artist. Fuel up with a toasty drink from the espresso bar and some sweet treats for the sweetest session.

3. Learn something new at the Museum of Natural History

You could easily spend a full day inside this museum, there are so many interesting and educational activities. Explore the lives of animals of the Rainforest, watch live weather and ocean movements on Science on a Sphere, and peek inside the habitats of the marine animals of our region.

Don’t forget to say hi to Gus the Turtle!

4. Get competitive at The Board Room Game Café

Playing a board game with a group of loved ones is a great way to pass the time, give your brain a workout and incite some friendly competition. What’s even more fun is playing one in a room full of other groups doing the same thing – the laughter is infectious!

Don’t know what to play? The Board Room staff is very knowledgeable and can recommend something based on your interests and skill level. Their delicious snacks and local beer are sure to keep you toasty for as long as you need.

5. Check out the Halifax Central Library

The Halifax Central Library isn’t just about reading (although the collection is pretty incredible!).

Halifax’s stunning, modern library is a thing to do unto itself with world-class architecture, gorgeous views, and plenty of programming for kids of all ages.

Make your way up to the top floor to cozy up with a special coffee and treats from Ampersand Café. Settle into a good read in a