Top 8: Indoor Activities for Kids in DeKalb County, Indiana

Top 8: Indoor Activities for Kids in DeKalb County, Indiana

Winter 2020 is here which means harsh, Indiana winter weather is upon us. Outdoor activities may be limited but there are plenty of ways to have fun indoors in DeKalb County, Indiana.  

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Bowling at THREE Bowling Alleys

Auburn Bowl

The Auburn Bowl offers 18 lanes of high-quality bowling and a bar with drinks and snacks. (260) 925-0235

Garrett Bowl

The Garrett Bowl has been around for 60 years and offers multiple lanes along with a bar and grill. Every Friday and Saturday they have “Cosmic Bowling” which for $10 gets you all- you- can bowl. (260) 357-4874

Butler Bowl

The Butler Bowl and Recreation Center has been around since 1961 and they offer 12 lanes with a full restaurant and snack bar. This place is another great option for the whole family to have some fun. (260) 868-5908


Skating at the Skatin’ Station

Families who love roller skating will have a great time at the Skatin’ Station. This roller skating rink provides hours of fun in a family-friendly environment. Call for hours and event/party hosting (260) 925-2235


Tour a Museum

There’s no shortage of museums in DeKalb County, there's 8! So, essentially you could go and visit a museum every day of the week. Don’t forget when you go to your first museum, ask the front desk for your Museum Passport which gets you a discount at each of the museums. Here’s a few museums we recommend:  The Early Ford V8 Museum which was recently remodeled, The National Automotive and Truck Museum that houses the famous 1953 GM Futurliner, and The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum which is a beauty in itself. There’s plenty of other museums to choose from so pick a day, grab the family, and explore!  For a complete list, click here.

Parks and Recreation Department

The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department has many indoor events/activities throughout the winter months to keep you and your family busy. There’s painting classes, family game nights, and more! Call (260) 925-5430

There are four wonderful libraries in DeKalb County and each one offers its own unique set of programs for children and adults.

Eckhart Library

The Eckhart Library has a great selection of activities for kids that include: Storytime, Lego Club, Preschool Storytime, Kids in the Kitchen, Knifty Knitters and Painting Classes!  Call (260) 925-2414 for questions.

There’s also The Teen Library where teenagers can come by to enjoy a snack café, desktops for homework and games, a public iPad, and an extensive Teen collection of fiction and graphic novels.

Garrett Public Library

The Garrett Public Library has kids’ programming for all ages such as Kid’s Club, Storytime, crafts, games, and much more. They even offer Restorative Yoga Classes throughout the week. Call (260) 357-5485

Butler Public Library

The Butler Public Library offers children’s programs, teen programs, and adult programs. They even offer SAT, ACT prep books for middle and high school students.

Waterloo Public Library

The Waterloo Public Library is a magical place for kids to learn and explore. They offer Storytime, Sit & Stitch, Yoga Classes and more!  Call (260) 837-4491

YMCA Activities

The YMCA has before and after-school programs for children to stretch their skills in mind and body. There are also tons of sports activities and teams to check out to see which one fits your needs. Call for details (260) 925-9622


Classic City Center

Schedule a time and play NERF Battle with friends or bounce around on the indoor field playing soccer. There’s even a Ninja Warrior Gym, a Kidz Gym, and a rock wall! This is the perfect place for the kiddos to let-off some steam and get some exercise. Call for scheduling and questions-(260) 837-8282


Window Nook Studio

This is the perfect place for kids to express their creativity through art. You can attend the “Kid’s Art Club” or participate in a “Kid’s Art Party” where kids can create art/craft projects and then take them home. The best part is, the Window Nook will clean up the mess! Parents rejoice! Call for scheduling and questions-(260) 687-7532


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