Rainy Day Activities on Amelia Island
With 300+ days of sunshine annually, on Amelia Island, we know how to enjoy fun in the sun (Check out our favorite outdoor toys). But on those few summer afternoons it does rain, or once we’ve had a little too much sun, how do we keep our kids busy? There isn’t a lot to do on Amelia Island, and we think that’s a good thing. Since we don’t have many rainy days, we do have just enough fun things to keep you busy in the rare chance the weather is bad.
Just two blocks from Villa Villekulla Toys, is the Amelia Island Museum of History. This small museum packs big fun, including an interactive area just for the kids. Check their website for family activities and docent-led tours.
Another neighbor of Villa Villekulla, the Maritime Museum, is a true local experience. Run by the captain and crew of the ship-wreck hunting dredger.. Kids will learn about the maritime history of the area and see real pirate treasures the crew has found unearthing ancient shipwrecks.
Enjoy the outdoors while indoors The Nature Center at the Omni Amelia Island.
For a little nostalgic fun for the whole family, the Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum will keep the kids and adults busy. Learn about the history and mechanism of pinball machines, and play as many games as you want on their fun collection of retro and vintage machines.
Learn about Amelia Island’s deeply rooted African American History at the American Beach Museum.
Relax while getting an entertaining and educational tour of the island on Amelia Island Trolleys.
If you get lucky, the rain will fall during a run of one of the wonderful plays at either of our theaters. Visit Amelia Musical Playhouse or Amelia Community Theater for information on performances and tickets.
Who doesn’t love watching a fun, family movie? B&B Theatres has reclining seats and state of the art screens to watch new releases.