Rain, Rain Go Away
6 spots for some inside fun at the Shore
By Mary Lou Sheffield

It’s kind of a sad day when it’s raining at the Shore. But we think you can still have fun, sunshine or not. There are plenty of spots where the whole family can have a good time – and you might even learn a thing or two.

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville
Summer Hours: Thurs. – Sun., 11 am – 4 pm
Adults: $12 | Seniors: $11 | Students: $7

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is a museum dedicated to the art and history of glassmaking. You can watch glass and pottery demonstrations in the Artist Studios, explore galleries of glass art and participate in hands-on activities.

The Noyes Arts Garage

2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City
Summer Hours:
Wed. – Sun., 11 am – 6 pm
(Parking is free in the Wave garage if you make a $25+ purchase in the studio.)

The Arts Garage houses artist studios, galleries and shops. You can watch artists working in their spaces, ask questions about their creative process and purchase original artwork. (Each artist focuses on a different medium like photography or illustration).  


The Museum of Cape May County

504 North Route 9, Cape May Court House
Summer Hours: Tours every Wed. and Fri. at 10 am and noon

Located in 3 historic buildings on a 3-acre campus, the museum showcases county life from Native American times through the 21st century. 

New Jersey Maritime Museum

528 Dock Rd.,Beach Haven
Summer Hours:
Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
Donations accepted

The Maritime Museum has 2 floors of exhibits and displays of maritime history. See boat models, a porthole from a sunken ship, Coast Guard uniforms and a database of 4,800 shipwrecks that occurred along the Jersey coast.


African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center
661 Jackson Road, Newtonville
Summer Hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 4:30 pm
Adults: $3 | Students $2 | Free on Wednesdays

Exhibits – currently over 12,000 – include artifacts, documents and other materials that offer a glimpse into African American life and culture. The museum is also a showplace for local African American artists.


Doo Wop Experience

4500 Ocean Ave., Wildwood
Summer Hours: Tues & Thurs, 6:30 – 8 pm and Fri, Sat & Sun, 3 – 9 pm

See what made Wildwood famous and fun in the 1950s and 1960s. The Doo Wop Experience and Neon Sign Garden is full of cool, colorful artifacts, fun memories, fascinating history and bright neon lights. 


June 2023
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