Indoor Winter Fun in the White Mountains

Sometimes Mother Nature is not on her best behavior and can throw some interesting weather at us. If you find you just can’t weather the weather outdoors, there are some pretty awesome things happening indoors too, here in the White Mountains.

Weather Discovery Center -North Conway

This interactive science museum brings weather and climate right to your fingertips! Kids will love the air cannon, flow tank, and wind room, which recreates what it feels like to be on top of Mount Washington with extreme weather conditions. Pretend to be a weather reporter in front of a green screen and get the opportunity to connect live with an observer on top of Mount Washington.

New England Ski Museum -Franconia and North Conway

Now there are two locations to learn about the history of skiing, check out really awesome exhibits, and best of all…admission is free! Both branches showcase exhibits on ski pioneers, New England Olympians, the 10th Mountain Division, Tuckerman Ravine, classic skis, lost ski areas, local legends and more.

Museum of the White Mountains -Plymouth

Engage in the White Mountains' past, present, and future. Come explore the region's artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures through multiple exhibits, activities, and events throughout the year.

Fired on the Mountain -Lincoln

Come in and paint your own pottery! With a variety of pottery pieces to choose from, this is a great activity for every person in the family. They also offer Paint Nights, Play with Clay, and you can also browse their selection of locally made art that is on display and for sale.

North Country Climbing Center -Lisbon

Snowy day, windy day, cold day…whatever the weather, it’s a great time to check out the indoor rock climbing wall at North Country Climbing Center. With over 6,000 feet of varied terrain, this is a fun activity for beginners to the advanced climber. Visit their website for information on camps, events, and more.

Try to Beat the Clock at an Escape Room

With 60 minutes on the clock, do you have what it takes to solve riddles, find clues, and unravel the mystery before time runs out? A fun and interactive challenge, you can choose what room suits you at Time Quest NH in Littleton, Mystery NH in North Conway, or Lok’d Room Escape in Waterville Valley.

Funspot -Weirs Beach

Touted as being the Largest Arcade in the World, there are over 600 games for all ages to choose from. Spend hours at prize games, videos, pinballs, kiddie bumper cars & kiddie rides, an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course and ten pin & candlepin bowling. THE spot for family fun.

Catch A Show!

At the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth, you can experience a big show in an intimate venue with a packed schedule including GRAMMY winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, world renowned comedians, extraordinary cinema and more. Come and have dinner before the show to complete the experience. Head to Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln for year-round entertainment including live theatrical performances, comic geniuses, musical performances by talented tribute bands and other artists, and movie nights.