OC’s indoors are as great as our outdoors!

If you’d like some time out of the sun, Ocean City, Maryland, has you covered. You’ll find all kinds of indoor activities, from art exhibits to history to hoops – even a maze and an ice-skating rink. Plus gyms and health clubs, so you can take your daily workout on the road. The list below covers just some of the cool indoor attractions you’ll find in OC ASAP.

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
(Boardwalk at the Inlet)

Up for some heroics? Relive the adventures of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a predecessor of today’s Coast Guard, at the meticulously restored Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Children love the Aquarium Room featuring huge saltwater tanks with an ever-changing display of amazing sea creatures. You’ll also find fascinating exhibits of shipwrecks and old-fashioned beachwear. Plus mermaid displays, sands from around the world, and Davy Jones’ locker. Unique gift shop with interesting selection of nautical gifts and books. Small admission fee.  

Hours of Operation


June through September: Daily 10:00am to 6:00pm

April, May, October & November: Wednesdays - Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

December through March: Weekends 10:00am to 4:00pm

During winter months, please call for hours. Boardwalk at the Inlet, 410-289-4991.

Art League of OC Exhibit and Receptions
(Art League Building, 94th St. Bayside)

Local and regional artists show their best work at the Art League of Ocean City. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, with special receptions on the first Friday of every month (February to December). For details and hours, call 410-524-9433.

Reserve a gym for indoor games

Set up a game with friends, family or co-workers. Two full gymnasiums and four indoor basketball courts are available at Northside Park. These gyms can also be used for volleyball or indoor soccer. Reservation fees are $30-36/hour (residents); $44-50/hour (non-residents). Extra fees may apply if you require a supervisor, or if you need equipment set up or taken down.