It can be hard to entertain teens especially on rainy days. Luckily, Orange County has a bunch of fun indoor spaces that teens can enjoy when it is too wet to go outside. And the best thing is that adults can enjoy these places as well.
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Best Things to Do with Teens on Rainy Days in OC
The following are some of the most popular indoor activities in Orange County that teens can enjoy. Make sure to verify they are open and pricing before you go.
The Escape Game in Irvine
Located at the Irvine Spectrum Center, The Escape Game Irvine is one of Orange County’s premiere escape room venues. It hosts six one-of-a-kind escape rooms for all skill levels. Each of their immersive escape room can hold up to 8 players. And the Playground escape room can hold up to 12 players!
Escape rooms are a fun activity to do as a group because you get to work together as a team to solve the mystery and escape!
The Escape Room Irvine Address:
655 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
The Escape Room Irvine Hours:
Monday – Sunday – 8 am to 12 am
How Much is Admission to the The Escape Room Irvine:
- Admission is $42.99 per person per game.
- Each game can last up to an hour, depending on how fast you complete the clues.
What are the different games The Escape Room Irvine offers:
- The Depths
- Gold Rush
- Prison Break
- The Heist
- Special Ops: Mysterious Market
For more information, head to The Escape Game Irvine.
Orange County Escape Rooms
- Mission Escape Game – Anaheim
- The Exit Game – Anaheim
- Era – Anaheim
- Red Lantern Escape Rooms – Brea
- Legacy Escape Rooms – Costa Mesa
- Unlocked – Costa Mesa
- Wild Goose Escapes – Fullerton & Huntington Beach
- Brainy Actz – Irvine
- The Escape Game Irvine – Irvine
- The Puzzle Workshop – Irvine
- Breach – Lake Forest
- Entangled – Orange
- Intrepid Escape Rooms – Tustin
- Kings Eye Escape – Yorba Linda
Duff’s Cake Mix in Irvine
Now this place is fun! Duff’s Cake Mix in Irvine is a do-it-yourself cake decorating studio founded by Food Network star, Duff Goldman. Not only do they provide you with the cake or cupcakes, they also provide everything you need to bring your cake vision to life.
Cakes can be decorated any way you’d like. Either follow one of Duff’s Cake Mix’s step-by-step guides or do your own thing. Have fun using sprinkles, fondant, frosting, specialty decorating tools, and supplies.
Plan on spending at least an hour decorating your cake. You may even spend up to 2 hours. Everyone can decorate their own items, or you can share! When you are done, you get to take your cake home or eat it on the spot!
Duff’s Cake Mix Address:
827 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
(Near the carousel & Target)
Duff’s Cake Mix Hours:
Sunday through Thursday – 10 am to 9 pm
Fridays & Saturdays – 10 am to 10 pm
Duff’s Cake Mix Pricing:
- 2-cupcake kit – $19
- 4-cupcake kit – $29
- 6-cupcake kit – $39
- 6-inch (3-layer cake) – $59
- 9-inch (3-layer cake) – $74
- 2-tier cake (6-inch on top of a 9-inch) – $99
For more information, head to Duff’s Cake Mix.
Orange County Museums
Head over to one of Orange County’s top museums. From art to history, to historical cars, there is sure to be one that your teen would enjoy. Some are even FREE!
K1 Speed Indoor Karting in Anaheim and Irvine
K1 Speed has karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour. Race alongside 12 racers! Maneuver around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed’s indoor asphalt track. Speed-seeking youngsters can race with dialed-down junior karts that safely carry drivers around the final hairpin into a podium finish.
All junior racers will need to be at least 48” (4’) tall to race on track. All teen/adult racers will need to be at least 58” (4’10”) to race our larger, faster go-karts.
K1 Speed Anaheim Address:
1000 N. Edward Court, Anaheim, CA 92807
K1 Speed Irvine Address:
17221 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614
K1 Speed Anaheim Hours:
Monday through Thursday | 12pm – 10pm
Friday | 12pm – 12am
Saturday | 10pm – 12am
Sunday | 10pm – 10pm
How Much is Admission to K1 Speed Anaheim and Irvine:
- Races start at $27.95
- Walk-ins available
- (No Junior races after 8pm on Friday & Saturday.)
K1 Speed Anaheim Discounts:
$5 off a regularly priced one-race package discounts are available for active-duty military, police, fire and EMS personnel with valid ID.
K1 Speed Anaheim Attractions:
- Open for Fun Since 2007
- 1 Challenging Track w/ Tunnel (2 Tracks in Irvine)
- VR Zone Portal™ (Irvine only)
- Adult and Junior Electric Karts
- Paddock Lounge restaurant
- 3000 Sq. Ft. Mezzanine
- Arcade with Pool Tables & Air-Hockey
- Racers have access to complimentary use of the facility’s helmets and head socks.
Donut Life Museum in Westminster
Donut Life Museum is an interactive pop-up experience where visitors can have memorable, joyful experiences that can be captured through the lens of a camera. It’s a donut selfie museum!
Prepare to enter a world filled with smiles, laughs, one of a kind donut installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and a whole lot of selfie moments that you don’t want to miss! Experience 7 unique rooms with donut art installations made by local artists. Each room has photo worthy opportunities that is great for all ages.
Donut Life Museum Address:
2036A Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683
Donut Life Museum Hours:
Saturday | 11pm – 3pm
Sunday | 12pm – 3pm
(Last Entry is 1-hour before closing time)
How Much is Admission to the Donut Life Museum:
- General admission: $19
- Military with valid ID: $17
- Children under 12: $15
- Pets $5
For more information, head to The Donut Life Museum website.
Holiday Skate in Orange
Holiday Skate Center is the premier family fun entertainment center in the Orange County area. We pride ourselves on providing a clean, safe, friendly
Holiday Skate Center Address:
175 N Wayfield St. Orange, CA 92867.
Holiday Skate Center Hours:
Click here for the public skating schedule
How Much is Admission to Holiday Skate Center:
- Prices vary. Click here for pricing
- Non-skaters: $5
- Skate rental: $5
Orange County Roller Skating Rinks
Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin
An eclectic mix of over 100 vehicles consisting of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, muscle cars, race cars, motorcycles, memorabilia, famous television & movie cars. The Marconi Automotive Museum focuses on exhibiting luxury, rare & historic cars and donates admission fees to charity.
The Marconi Automotive Museum Address:
1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, CA 92780
The Marconi Automotive Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday | 9am – 4pm
How Much is Admission to the Marconi Automotive Museum:
- Adults: $20
- Students: $10
- Children under 13 years are FREE
- Seniors: $15
- Military: $15
For more information, head to the Marconi Automotive Museum website.
Sender One Indoor Rock Climbing in Santa Ana
Sender One is a premier Southern California climbing destination offering unique experiences for brand-new and seasoned climbers, families, and kids. Enjoy a variety of climbing structures featuring 50ft walls, excellent bouldering, and a dedicated MoonBoard. Climbing features are kept fresh by our renowned routesetting team.
Sender One SNA Address:
1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Sender One SNA Hours:
Monday through Friday | 6am – 11pm
Saturday | 8am – 8pm
Sunday | 8am – 6pm
How Much is Admission to Sender One SNA:
- $32 Day Pass (14+)
- $39 Day Pass w/ rental gear
- $27 Youth Day Pass (6-13)
- $34 Youth Day Pass w/ rental gear
- $39 Intro to Climbing Class & Day Pass (rental gear included)
- Kids 5 and under climb for free w/ paying adult (climbing gym only)
For more information, head to the Sender One SNA website.
Laserland Laser Tag in Mission Viejo
Two-level gigantic laser tag arena with a unique design. Special laser tag equipment is provided for interactive and dynamic games. There are three castles in the area that are incorporated in different game modes.
Also enjoy giant trampolines, VR experiences, Arcade, air hockey and laser maze.
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, #315A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Monday through Thursday | 4pm – 9pm
Friday | 4pm – 11pm
Saturday | 12pm – 11pm
Sunday | 12pm – 7pm
How Much is Admission to Laserland?
- $11 laser tag
- $8 VR
- $3 Trampolines
- $8 laser maze
For more information, head to the Laserland website.
Orange County Laser Tag Places
- Camelot Golfland – Anaheim
- Off the Wall Social – Huntington Beach
- Thrillit Fun Center – Orange
- Laserland – Mission Viejo
Fire Loop VR Tag in Irvine
Fire Loop VR is a Virtual Reality Arcade & Entertainment Center. Enjoy group-based activities with your family and friends in Virtual Reality. Unlocking all your senses to feel, touch, and even smell the environment in VR. Fire Loop provides exclusive premium content.
Real 4D! Feel it, smell it, Choose from 15 different experiences. All participating guests must meet a minimum age requirement of 10 years, and/or a minimum height requirement of 48 inches.
Fire Loop VR Address:
2710 Alton Parkway, Suite 111 Irvine, CA 92606
Fire Loop VR Hours:
Monday through Thursday | 3pm – 9pm
Friday | 1pm – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday | 11am – 10pm
How Much is Admission to Fire Loop VR?
- Prices vary depending on length of game
- Start at $20 – $65
For more information, head to the Fire Loop VR website.
Orange County VR Places
- Dave & Busters – Orange
- Off the Wall Social – Huntington Beach
- Fire Loop VR – Irvine
- Odyssey VR – Irvine
- EscapeVR – Westminster
Enjoy your rainy day!
Hopefully this list will give you some ideas, and also lead to a fun day with happy teens. There are a bunch of other museums to explore in Orange County, but the list above is enough to start planning a fun day at some local museums. Where are you going first? And did we miss any of your favorite museums?