Virtual Experiences for Children

Keep your kids entertained with virtual museum tours, online classes, and more. For more virtual tours, visit our Museum Pass page.

Museums, Aquariums, & Zoos

American Museum of Natural History – Self-guided virtual tours, Facebook Live tours, and behind-the-scenes looks at exhibits will keep you and your kids entertained.

Boston Children’s Museum – Families can experience the Museum’s spirit of discovery and exploration at home by virtually accessing a wide range of activities covering science, art, engineering, storytelling, music, and more.

The British Museum – Explore a timeline of the continents complete with important points in history with pictures, audio, maps, and more.

The Bronx Zoo – Since you can’t visit the animals, bring the animals to you with videos posted by the staff and live cams of the sea lions, penguins, and lemurs. You can also see live cams from the New York Aquarium.

Georgia Aquarium – View the live webcams of sea lions, beluga whales, and more.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – Explore the wonders of the British Library’s exhibition complete with artwork, magic lessons, and exhibition photos.

Long Island Aquarium – Catch live videos of feedings, shows, and more on the aquarium’s Facebook page.

Classes & Learning

Between the Lions – Enjoy this PBS series that helps kids get wild about reading. Includes videos on phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and more.

The Bronx Zoo – Take online classes which include wildlife school, watch at home science, webinars, and more.

Dav Pilkey at Home – Take free drawing lessons from the author of Captain Underpants! New videos are posted every Friday.

Disney Eats – Learn how to make your favorite Disney treats with these cooking videos.

Long Island Explorium – Register for classes like Little Sparks, view live STEM workshops online, join the Virtual Science Fair, and more.

NASA – find STEM activities, view space videos, learn about the solar system and more.

New York Transit Museum – Get lesson plans, virtual visit videos, and more with the museum’s remote learning resources.

WGBH Distance Learning Center – Keep your mind sharp with videos, lessons, and activities in math, science, social studies, and more.

The Whitney – Get activity guides in both English and Spanish, ideas for family art challenges, and more.

Story Times, Chats, Crafts, & More

DC Tuesdays – Discover the history of DC Comics with this documentary series. New content is added every Tuesday.

Digital Escape Rooms – The Campbell County Public Library knows how much people love escape rooms so they’re sharing their virtual ones for everyone to enjoy from home. Fun for the whole family!

Fact Monster – Get book recommendations, learn about various authors and books, take quizzes, and more.

Gardening Projects – Learn how to plant vegetables and flowers, attract butterflies to your backyard, and more with the Old Farmer’s Almanac for kids.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of the book with more famous faces finishing the novel over the coming weeks.

Junie B. Jones – Enjoy free printables, activity packs, coloring pages, and more.

Magic Tree House at Home – Every week the site will feature videos from the author, crafts, activities, recipes, and more.

Mondays with Michelle Obama – Listen to former First Lady Michelle Obama read children’s stories. New videos are posted Mondays at 12 pm; previous videos are also available.

Snack Chat with Cookie Monster – Watch Cookie Monster try out delicious and healthy snacks. New videos are posted every Tuesday and can be found on Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel under their Cookie Monster playlist.

Stimola Live – Watch story times, get writing & drawing times from authors, and download printables like drawing & coloring sheets.

Storyline Online – Watch videos of actors like Betty White, Elijah Wood, Dule Hill, and Sarah Silverman read your favorite children’s stories.

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