Adventures at Home
Feeling a little stir crazy? Looking for new things to learn, explore and do during this time at home? We’ve put together a list of Adventures you can enjoy together without leaving the house.
They’re all free, virtual activities – national parks, museums, story times, tutorials, and more. The goal is to have something for all ages and interests. We’ll keep updating this list as we find/receive more ideas.
Here are some tips to make them more fun:
- Schedule Time to Make Memories – If you were visiting a museum or going to an event, you would schedule time specifically for that adventure, right? Try doing the same thing, just with the virtual version. A place or time with the least interruptions will allow you to get the most out of the experience.
- Focus on the Experience – Close your extra internet browsing tabs, silence your phone, and enjoy the adventure in front of you. Experiencing it in the moment feels more like the real thing.
- Make it a Date Night – You don’t need to get all glammed up (you could, though!). But a couple extra touches (snacks, atmosphere) to set the mood will go a long way in making memories.
- Choose a Theme – Is it a museum tour around the world? What about a National Parks adventure? A specific time period or historical event? Love animals? Visit as many zoos and aquariums as possible. Learn a new hobby. Or pick a city, like Washington, D.C., and load up all the local cultural experiences you can.
- Involve the Kids – There are a ton of cool programs for kids and grownups to adventure through together. (Bonus: You don’t have that long walk back to the car when you’re done!)
If you have ideas you’d like to share, please let us know! Send us an email at USODenver@uso.org
Georgia Aquarium Web Cams
Monteray Bay Aquarium Live Cam
National Aquarium Virtual Tour
Seattle Aquarium Virtual Tour
San Diego Zoo Live Feed
Smithsonian National Zoo
The Netherlands Zoo-Polar Cam
Reid Park Zoo-Live Cam
Dutch Hollow Family Farm Virtual Tour
Houston Zoo https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
Cincinatti Zoo Home Safari
Virtual Field Trip Planning
USS Constitution Video Virtual Tour
Yellowstone Virtual Tour
Yosemite Virtual Tour
The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour
Discover Hawaii Through Google Earth
Colonial Williamsburg Virtual Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier Tour
Dry Tortuga National Park Tour
Explore.org - Live Cams
Ellis Island Virtual Tour
Virtual Coral Reef Field Trip: Life on the Bahamian Coral Reef
Northern Lights Live Stream
Virtual Visit to the Taj Mahal - Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 325 for the idea!
Art Galleries/Museums Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Louvre Virtual Tour
The Guggenheim Spiral Staircase
Paris Art Museums Collection
National Gallery of Art
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Kusama’s Infinity mirrors
Banksy Murals around the world
Music & Concerts
Schedule Curated by NPR - Wide Variety Opera, Symphony, Rock, Jazz, etc.
Royal Opera House
Vienna State Opera
The Metropolitan Opera - Nightly Live Stream
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
British Museum Virtual Tour
National Archaeological Museum of Naples
African American History and Culture: Washington, D.C.
Russia’s State Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia
NASA Space Gallery
Discovery Virtual Field Trips
Books/Arts and Crafts
Denver Public Library - Ebooks, Magazines, Movies, Music
Digital Public Library of America
List of Places to Download Public Domain EBooks
Crayola Coloring Pages
Story Time from Space - Astronauts Reading Books
Scholastic Learn at Home
Art for Kids - Drawing Lessons
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Digital Learning Activities/Games
List of FREE Educational Games for Kids
Virtual Enrichment Support Materials - TONS by Topic and Grade Level
Digital Escape Rooms & Puzzles
Adult / Teen Learning Resources
Coursera - Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies
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