Have your outdoor plans been rained out? Oshkosh has a variety of ways to stay indoors while still having fun. We have created a list of some fun ways to create memories, even on a rainy day! Keep reading to find your next rainy day plans.


Paint at the Fire Escape

Want to stretch out your creativity muscle? The Fire Escape offers a variety of art to create from pottery painting, board art signs, canvas painting and more. You can take part in one of the Fire Escape’s classes or stop in and paint without needing a reservation.

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Take in a Movie

Typically open on Fridays and Saturdays, the Time Cinema shows a different movie every week. This theater is a non-profit and relies on volunteers and donations to operate. Admission is $4 and only cash is accepted at the door. Or check out the Marcus Cinema, now open! 

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Find your way out at Escape Oshkosh

Drop the video games and head over to Escape Oshkosh. Here you can choose between four rooms to escape from in less than 60 minutes. Think you can beat the clock? Head over to Escape Oshkosh’s website to see which times are open. 

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Go Bowling!

Bowling is always a good idea!  Check out Rev's Bowl Bar & Grill or Shoreview Lanes in Oshkosh for some fun! 


Toss hatchets at Blades & Boards

If you haven’t fantasized about throwing hatchets, you’re lying. Test out your hatchet-throwing skills at Blades and Boards. No experience required! Call 920-479-1004 to reserve your spot.

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Play at Mineshaft Oshkosh

New to Oshkosh is a fun-filled building called Mineshaft. Here you can enjoy food from their vast menu, grab a drink and play in the game room. The building is open daily with the restaurant hours opening at 6:00 am until 10:00 pm and the bar/game room opening at 8:00 am until 10:00 pm.


Visit a Museum

Take in a day at the museum with a visit to the EAA Aviation Museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum or the Paine Art Center (or all of the above!)

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Check out MToxins Venom Lab

MToxins offers live venom extraction shows from a wide variety of snakes, scorpions, and spiders from around the world. Witness Mr. Frank and his team produce a wide variety of venoms, then follow along in the process to see how we turn them into useable forms for customers to use, all while learning about the process of manufacturing antivenom. Lastly we offer a chance to meet all of our ambassador animals to get a hands on learning experience. Included in the price of admission, is the Jack R Facente serpentarium which displays over 85 animals from around the world in naturalistic enclosures. ​ To book a tour, call 920-267-8073 or message on Facebook.

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Follow social distancing practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Click here for guidelines recommended by Winnebago County.  Click here to read the Wisconsin state-wide mask mandate. 

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