Explore the world, visit museums,
enjoy performances and stay entertained at home!
Virtual Activities for All Ages!
Virtual Visits - Museums, National Parks and More
- New England Aquarium – borrow our museum pass when we/they reopen to the public!
- Home Safari – Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live at 3 pm
- National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) New York
- Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
- Uffizi Gallery
- Yellowstone Virtual Tours
- “Walk” on Mars
- Visit the Great Wall of China
- Harry Potter Exhibit at the British Library
- Smithsonian Museums: Explore exhibits online at home!
- Tomb of Queen Meresankh III
- Santa Barbara Museum of Art
- Take a Virtual Tour of Angkor Wat
- Tour the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Mexico
- Tour the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea
- Tour the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany
- Tour the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brain Games & Puzzles
- AARP Brain Games Keeping your mind sharp
- Braingle Tingle your brain with these puzzlers.
- Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Virtual Performances & Presentations
- Live virtual concerts: click to find a list of upcoming live concerts online.
- “Go” to the Opera at the Met Opera: click to attend the opera FREE online for the duration of the closure!
- Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
All films and virtual events are free. Happy streaming!
- Ted Talks
Find talks about every topic you can imagine
Arts, Crafts and Hobbies
- Library coloring scenes (you don’t need to be a librarian to enjoy these)
- Super Cook
You have some ingredients, they’ll find some recipes.
- Maps to Get Lost In Explore the Atlas Obscura
- All Free Knitting Learn to knit.
- How to Draw
- Instructables Learn to make/do all sorts of things!
Children's Authors & Storytime Online
- Songs & Rhymes with Ms. Kathleen, Ms. Katie & Ms. Barb! – follow and sing along with us on our YouTube channel.
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to make finger puppets!
- Draw with Toni DiTerlizzi – learn to draw with author and illustrator/worldbuilder Toni DiTerlizzi
- Jarrett J. Krosoczka – learn to to draw and more!
- Peter Reynolds
- Authors Everywhere – Various authors read their books aloud, draw, do activities and more.
- Incomplete Comics – Finish incomplete comics or start your own with author Jarrett Lerner.
- Storyline Online – “Celebrities” (although not us – just saying) read picture books aloud.
- Storytime in Space – Astronauts read stories. It’s out of this world. Get it? Hah! I’ll show myself out.
- Storytime about Sharks – Take a bite out of these shark stories with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
- Authors Reading Online – This website created a long list of authors who are reading their work online (includes elementary and middle grade books).
- Goodnight with Dolly Parton – Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories on her YouTube channel!
- Writing Tips from Kate DiCamillo
Fun Websites for Kids
- Wonderopolis – Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.
- Center for Puppetry Arts – Streaming live performances FREE on Facebook.
- Scholastic Learn at Home – Free access to books games and activities.
- #StoryMarch – #StoryMarch might be a fun way for all artists of every age to stretch themselves a little and have fun.
- Zooniverse – Online remote learning educational resources & projects.
- Read, Dream, Share – Printable coloring pages to celebrate 2020 Children’s Book Week.
- Make Project Library – What will you make?
- Cosmic Kids Yoga — A YouTube channel with dozens of kid-friendly yoga routines, many themed around popular characters or other topics kids love.
- GoNoodle — A site that provides videos for kids to follow along dancing or doing simple exercises.
- Sesame Street Printables
- Roald Dahl Things to Do Indoors
- Scratch Jr. -Coding for Kids (ages 5-7)
- How Stuff Works An amazing site that explains hundreds of things you might be curious about, with new features every day.
Live Animal Cams
- The Center for Wildlife – Meet the Ambassadors (also available as Facebook live)
- Pittsburgh Zoo Penguins
- San Diego Zoo – Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Georgia Aquarium
- Exlpore.org – a variety of educational live web cams.
- Bird Cameras – The Cornell Lab
- Unity Farm Sanctuary Camera
Participate in Group Projects
- Become a Library of Congress Virtual Volunteer: Explore, transcribe, review, and tag digital collections to improve search and readability and open new avenues of research.
- Zooniverse: People-Powered research projects for you to investigate!
- Scistarter: Be a citizen scientist.
- Help Libraries and Museums Transcribe Old Documents