Rainy Day Activities on Cape Cod: Lower Cape

We have taken you across the Upper and Mid Cape and today, stop on the Lower Cape, to explore all the fun rainy day activities on the Lower Cape.  

Rainy Day Activities on the Lower Cape

Chatham Railroad Museum Rainy day activities on the Lower Cape

Hours: Tues-Sat,  10am-4pm

The Chatham Railroad Museum is a beautifully restored railroad depot from 1887, which served Chatham and surrounding towns for almost 50 years. The Museum contains all types of exhibits and New York Central models, that provides a fun step back into history for kids!

Charles Moore Arena | Orleans 

August Public Skating: Mon-Thu 1-2:50p

One of only a handful of ice skating rinks on the Cape, Charles Moore Arena opens to the public for open-skating sessions several times a week. The Arena also includes include a learn-to-skate program, figure skating lessons, hockey programs and open curling sessions.

Chatham Shark CenterRainy Day Activities on the Lower Cape

Summer Hours: M-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm

The Chatham Shark Center offers an in-depth look at one of the ocean‘s most magnificent and misunderstood species: the Great White Shark! Through interactive exhibits, videos, displays, and virtual reality experiences, the center offers many ways to learn about groundbreaking research and one of Cape Cod’s most captivating summer residents.

First Crush Winery | Harwich Rainy Day activities on the Lower Cape

Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4p, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

First Crush Winery is Cape Cod’s newest winery established not only to produce superb wines for all to enjoy, but in addition,  support an active winemaking cooperative fostering friendship, learning and the mutual enjoyment of fine wines. They welcome wine enthusiasts to visit for an educational tour and a tasting of their fine wines. 

Chatham Orpheum TheaterRainy day activities on the Lower Cape

Theater opens at 9am, Cafe opens at 11am

Opened in 1916, the Original Orpheum Theater was Chatham’s first and only movie house. In 1987, the Orpheum closed its doors until 2013, when a local grass roots team established a non-profit organization to reopen the Theater. Now run by small staff and volunteers, it has become one of Chatham’s most popular destinations.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History | BrewsterRainy day activities in the Lower Cape

Hours: Daily 9:30am- 4pm

Learn about the plant, animal and marine life of Cape Cod while exploring the exhibits and events at the Natural History Museum.


The ALLEY Bowling + BBQ | OrleansThe Alley Bowling + BBQ

Lanes open: Mon-Sat 10am-close, Sun 11:30am-close

Candle pin bowling originated in New England and the tradition continues at the Orleans Bowling Center with 12 lanes of classic candle pin bowling with small ball. Lanes are available first come/first serve and if you want to enjoy some BBQ with your bowling, the restaurant opens at 4pm weekdays and 11:30am on weekends.

The Atwood House & Museum | ChathamAtwood House Museum

August Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm

The Atwood House & Museum is home to the Chatham Historical Society with about 3000 objects mainly American made and mostly Chatham related. “The Collection” features china & glass, costumes & textiles, furniture, nautical charts, paintings, photographs and more in a series of galleries and permanent exhibitions.

Map Out The Fun!

Click the map below to plan your day across the Lower Cape!Lower Cape Rainy Day Map

Rainy Day Activities across Cape Cod

Check out our blogs below on Rainy Day Activities across the Mid and Upper Cape. Check back for our final installment on the Outer Cape!

Rainy Day Activities on Cape Cod: Mid Cape

Rainy Day Activities on Cape Cod: Upper Cape