Rainy Day Activity

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

From mummies to minerals and wildlife to space exploration, there are enough fascinating exhibitions at this bastion of learning to keep Einstein, Galileo, and Darwin occupied for days. (If you haven’t checked out Real Pirates yet, go. You’ve got till August 21.) 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303-370-6000, www.dmns.org

Water 2 Wine

Nothing quashes a rainy funk like a nice glass of vino. And while we do appreciate that the grape juice at this winery/tasting room is imported from more than a dozen countries—$15 gets you the all-you-can-taste treatment—what we really dig is the make-your-own option where the low-key but knowledgeable staff will help you whip up your own personal batch (28 bottles for $250 to $500). Choose whatever your palate fancies and let the pros show you how to start fermenting. You’ll have to wait about 45 days to come back and bottle your vintage—be creative with your customized label—and bam!