Seven Senior Friendly Activities to do in the Rain in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 20, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Let's face it: Seattle has a lot of rainy days, especially when winter rolls around. Luckily, the city also has many inside things to do that will keep you occupied when it's too wet to go outside. Here's a list of seven senior friendly things to do on a rainy day in Seattle:


Seattle has a museum for every interest, so you're sure to find a few you'll love to tour. Several such as the Seattle Art Museum and the Bellevue Arts Museum offer free admission to seniors on the first Friday of each month. Here are a few of Seattle's most famous museums:

  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Burke Museum
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • Museum of Flight 
  • Museum of History and Industry,
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Northwest African American Museum
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • Wing Luke Museum
  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Center for Wooden Boats
  • Frye Art Museum


The Seattle Aquarium:

The Seattle Aquarium is always good for a full day of fascination. Whether you want to go hands-on and feed an octopus, watch a shark feeding, or stand in the Underwater Dome at feeding time you're sure to have an extraordinary visit time and time again. The aquarium is handicap accessible and also has wheelchair rentals available.

Visit Nature:

The Volunteer Park Conservatory has 10,400 square feet of greenhouse featuring thousands of plants including tropical and subtropical collections. The parking and conservatory is wheelchair accessible, and remember it's a greenhouse so dress for a warm and humid climate!


Seattle has hundreds of stores to browse, and many malls. Spend a day at Pike Place Market or Uwajimaya in Seattle’s International District and you can shop or browse for hours without getting wet!


From the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room to Theo Chocolate, there are thousands of options when you want to go out for a meal on a rainy day. If you want to make an evening of it check out Teatro Zinzanni for an excellent dinner and a show combination.


There are all kinds of theaters in town, so grab a listing and find a show you'll enjoy. Paramount Theatre, the 5th Avenue, and ACT Theater are just a few examples of the excellent theaters in town.


If you're a sports fan check out the schedule for the Seahawks, Storm, Thunderbirds, or other area teams such as the Rat City Rollergirls or Sounders. Key Arena also has a wide range of other entertainment scheduling, so check out what's happening when the rain starts to fall!


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