Indoor Attractions & Adventures in Oshawa

Indoor Attractions & Adventures in Oshawa

Credit: Parkwood National Historic Site

Plan a date at the location of blockbuster films X-Men and Billy Madison, see collections Canadian-built and Canadian-owned automobiles, or Canada’s largest collection of operational military vehicles at the museums and historic sites and have family fun at the many indoor arcades located in Oshawa.

If you are looking for rainy day activities, or searching for a venue to hold birthday parties, corporate events  or ideas for a school field trip, you are sure to find something to suit to your taste in this list of fun indoor things to do in Oshawa.

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Things to Do Indoors in Oshawa

I. Arts & Culture

Parkwood National Historic Site

Learn about the founder of General Motors of Canada, auto baron R. Samuel McLaughlin and his family at Parkwood National Historic Site –  one of Canada’s oldest and last remaining grand estates.  Take a guided tour and experience the estate as guests of the McLaughlin Family once did as you wander through luxurious interiors and learn about the nationally significant architecture and original furnishings, artwork and artifacts. This historic site was also the location of various movies and films – like Murdoc Mysteries, Anne of Green Gables, X-Men, Amelia and Twiches Too.  Details

Address:270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Phone Number: (905) 433-4311

June 1-Labour Day: 7 days a week – 10:30am-5:00pm
Labour Day-June 1: Tuesday-Sunday – 1:30pm-4:00pm

Canadian Automotive Museum

Discover the world’s most significant collection of Canadian cars. You can see a large number of Canadian-built and Canadian-owned automobiles, including both rare and early models. Your toddler will be delighted to see Lighting McQueen! Details

Address: 99 Simcoe St. South Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G7 Canada
Phone Number: 905-576-1222

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m to 04:30 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m
Sunday (March to October) 10:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m
Closed on Sundays November to February and Ontario Statutory Holidays.
Open Family Day, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Visit this  public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre and explore its a collection of over 4,500 works, and five galleries of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions. You can also join for fun programs and family event held periodically at the museum. Details

Address: 72 Queen Street Civic Centre Oshawa
Phone Number: 905 576 3000

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m to 09:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m
Sunday 12:00 p.m to 04:00 p.m

Oshawa Museum

Re-discover Oshawa’s history with a visit to the Oshawa Museum. Managed by the Oshawa Historical Society, the museum tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day through engaging events, inspiring exhibits, and an immense collection of archival materials.  Details

Address: 1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 8S8
Phone Number: 905 436 7624

Tuesday to Friday 08:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m
Sunday 12:00 p.m to 04:00 p.m
July and August
Monday to Friday 08:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 04:00 p.m

The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum

Get up-close with Canada’s largest collection of operational military vehicles at  Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum.  Details

Oshawa Municipal Airport (South Field)
1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa
Phone Number: 905.728.6199

Summer season:
Seven Days a Week 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., closed on select holidays.
Winter season:Wednesday & Saturday: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Oshawa Little Theatre

Enjoy live theatre performances year round.  Details

Address: 62 Russett Ave, Oshawa, ON L1G 3R5, Canada
Phone Number: 905-723-0282

Regent Theatre

This theatre that was  constructed in 1919 by Norman McLeod Ltd is the venue to take-in concerts by touring artists and live performances year round. Details

Address: 50 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-721-3399

Tribute Communities Centre

Cheer Oshawa home team-  Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League at Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Details

Explore Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame that is housed here. The 3600 square foot Museum  showcases  artifacts, memorabilia and photographs that depicts achievements of Oshawa individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in sports.  Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame that is open on Wednesdays: 11am – 2pm and during every Oshawa Generals home game

Address: 99 Athol St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1J8, Canada
Phone Number: 905-438-8811

II. Arcades & Other Indoor Adventures

Escape Rooms in Oshawa

If you want to join-in for escape room adventures where you are required to decipher clues and get out of the locked room within the designated time, then roundup your friends or  family members and head to these two locations.

  1. Break Out Zone Escape Room Games Details

    83 Centre St S, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4A1, Canada
    Phone Number: 289 992 7330

  2. Oshawa Escape Rooms Inc Details

    461 Park Rd S | Park Lane Plaza, Oshawa
    Phone Number: 289 240 4731

Neb’s Fun World

Try cosmic bowling  or old fashioned arcade game, indoor Go-Karts on a 700 ft racetrack, virtual reality games,  bumper cars or take your young kids to the play structure. Details

Address: 1300 Wilson Rd N Oshawa ON, L1K 2B8
Phone Number: 905 723 2631

Leisure Lanes

Enjoy 10 pin bowling at this 48 lane bowling place that also feature a game room, lounge, bar with pool tables and dart boards. Details

Address: 728 Champlain Ave, Oshawa
Phone Number: 905 579 4411

Archery 2 You

Try axe throwing, learn archery through lessons, experience the thrill of playing archery tag and a chance to practice your developing skills with time on the archery range. Details

Address: 60 Celina St, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4N2, Canada
Phone Number: 905 410 7959

Firearms Experience Canada

Try your hand at shooting at  this simulated firearms range. Tap into your inner SWAT ninja,  Spec Ops sniper and enjoy an action-packed, realistic shooting experience.  Details

Address: 385 Bloor St W | Unit 4, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y5, Canada
Phone Number: 647 896 4513

Virtual Sting

Try virtual reality based games and other experiences. Details

Address: 419 King St W #4045, Oshawa
Phone Number: 905 240 8111

Ceramics Canada

Choose from ceramic or pottery painting, glass fusing, or building with clay and enjoy a creative outing with the whole family.

Address: 100 Bloor St E, Unit 3, Oshawa
Phone Number: 905 728 6939

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