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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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!