Virtual Activities: Tours of Cool Places; Games, Learning & More: Social Distancing ActivitiesPlaces you can visit online to see animals and wonders of the world. Take a tour of top museums in the world, or visit faraway places via web cam.
New Virtual Activities
New England Aquarium will be hosting live presentations, and activities to try from home.
Matt Heaton will be performing live sing-a-longs on his Facebook Page every morning at 10:00am.
Stacey Peasely has 30-40 minute online sing alongs on youTube for kids ages 5 and under!
Mo Willems, kids' author, is hosting a live interactive doodle session every Monday at 1:00 pm for lunch time doodles!
Actor Josh Gad, (voice of Olaf in Disney's Frozen), is going live on his Twitter every night at 7:30 pm during the quarantine to read kids a bedtime story! Visit his Twitter for tonight's story or listen to his past few readings.
Christine's Critter Show LIVE! - Every weekday while schools and libraries are closed, Christine will come to you LIVE on Facebook with a different program each day at 11:00am! You will meet hawks, owls, falcons, eagles, snakes, lizards, frogs and more.
Live Animal Cams!
photo credit: Camp Crazy Photography
photo sourtesy of San Diego Zoo
photo credit: Nancy Sefton
Northern Lights Web Cam - Get a view of the Aurora Borealis web cam. The camera is based in Manitoba, Canada, so for best viewing results, check it out at night, CST.
National Geographic Web Cams
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Katami National Park, Alaska
Galapagos Islands (Tortoises!)
Mpala Research Center, Kenya (Hippos! Giraffes! Elephants! Zebras!)
Loch Ness, Scotland
Times Square, NYC
Visit the San Diego Zoo with some amazing animal videos, activities, and games.
Enjoy videos and learn lots of cool things from NASA Astronauts, including current projects, past missions, and future plans for space exploration.
Experience the power of Niagara Falls, Canada
Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall of China
Enjoy a Virtual tour of the Boston Public Garden
Fun Activities & Things to Do at Home for Kids
Cool Science Experiments - https://tipspoke.com/science-experiments
Art Projects & Fun at Home - https://tipspoke.com/fun-at-home
Magic Tricks - https://tipspoke.com/magic-tricks
Scavenger Hunts! - Check out our growing list of fun scavenger hunts for kids & families (both indoor and outdoor) with lots of different themes and things to find.
Museum Virtual Tours!
The Acropolis Museum - Even from the comfort of your own computer screen, this online tour offers some seriously amazing views. The Acropolis Museum's virtual tour of the Parthenon Gallery and the Archaic Acropolis Gallery are breathtaking.
British Museum of London - Explore one of the most comprehensive museums in existence. A virtual tour of the British Museum lets you zoom through centuries and continents to learn about amazing artifacts from all over the world.
The Guggenheim, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY - The Met 360° Project lets you navigate the museum's cloisters, armor collection, and more in an immersive way.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2 exhibits)
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum's online exhibitions cover all sorts of amazing topics, including cool lunar landscapes and a history of extra-vehicular activity (e.g. the space suit).
photo credit: Peter Szekely
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - DC's National Museum of Natural History's museum virtual tours examine both current, past, and permanent collections, so there's a whole wealth of info to enjoy. If your child is interested in dinosaurs, then this is a terrific museum to visit vitrually right now.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - The world's largest children's museum is bringing all kinds of learning resources online for the COVID-19 quarantine. Museum at Home from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis offers quick virtual tours, engaging story time vids, and cool science experiments.
Take a vcirtual tour of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. One of our favorite museums in the Boston area, this unique venue will surprise you with it's vast art collection, and will make you want to know more about Mrs. Gardner and the history of Fenway Court.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA - Discover art from ancient Greece and Italy, Europe from the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, and global photography from its invention to now.
The Louvre, Paris, France - Learn about Egyptian antiquities, the stunning Galerie d'Apollon, see the Mona Lisa right up close, and so much more at the Louvre's virtual tour.
photo credit: Peter Szekely
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
photo courtesy of The Van Gogh Museum
Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Games & Learning
Khan Academy - Online education program for preschool through high school... https://www.khanacademy.org/
Que Hora Es? Spanish for beginnners https://aibtv.com/quehoraes/
HIghlights Kids Magazine - Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/
Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos for children. https://www.gonoodle.com/
Boddle Learning - Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/
Breakout EDU - Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
Mystery Science - K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/
Delta Math - Math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview
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