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Stretch your legs and get out of the house

Indoor activities to pass the remaining winter days by

Escape the rain at the Olympia Pinball Museum. Photo Credit: Olympia Pinball Museum

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The South Sound is in-between where you can almost taste warmer days ahead, but yet you still find yourself grabbing the raincoat most days, or not venturing out of the house at all. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place it can make it even more challenging to find something to pass the time. So, we've scoured the South Sound to bring you indoor activities that are still possible. 

First up on the list is the Hands on Children's Museum in Olympia. Exhibits at the museum are designed to spark curiosity, creativity and learning through interactive play for children age birth  to ten years old. Broken into eight different galleries, children will have the ability to explore  topics such as construction and design, healthy lifestyles and environment and art. Currently the museum is operating at limited capacity and requires online reservations before visiting. For more information regarding COVID-19 safety measure and to book a reservation visit,

Another perfect Northwest rainy day activity is the movies. Nothing beats walking in and smelling the buttery aroma of popcorn before setting in to watch a film on the big screen. While they were closed for quite some time, Yelm Cinemas is now back open at a limited capacity. If you're not quite ready to fully attend a movie, if you follow along on their Facebook page, they also have been offering curbside popcorn and candy pick-up during the pandemic. It's also important to note the cinema is only open Thursday-Sunday. For a full list of showtimes visit  here

For something a little different than your typical rainy day activities there is the Olympia Pinball Museum. While it's not open for regular admission at the moment, they do have it open for parties of six or less for $100 an hour, $20 an hour for each additional guest. With an offering of over 50 pinball machines and other games such as Pacman, Skeebal, Donkey Kong and more it's guaranteed fun for the whole family. For a full list of safety measures, games and to book a reservation visit

It's no secret that many of us have missed concerts and live music experiences during the pandemic. But lucky for the South Sound, Spanish Ballroom at  McMenamins Elks Temple has safely brought back the live music experience. Guests are required to remain seated at their assigned seats along with additional safety measures, but nonetheless it gets us closer to the full concert experience. For a full list of safety measures and to  check out their concert calendar visit

While we can all get a bad case of cabin fever, especially as rain continually pours down, there are still activities available to stretch your legs and get out of the house. 

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