Here are a few things that are interesting diversions for those of us that are quarantined or at home because of this pandemic. I hope you find some fun and/or interesting things to do!
Zoo and Aquarium Web Cams
San Diego Zoo Webcams – watch baboons, penguins, pandas, tigers, koalas, and 6 more cams with other animals!
Cinncinatti Zoo – “Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home”
Houston Zoo – the Houston Zoo has 6 webcams to choose from including giraffe, gorillas, and elephants!
Aquarium of the Pacific – 7 webcams to choose from including above ground AND below water penguin cams!
Monterey Bay Aquarium – 10 live cams to view birds, fish, jellies, penguins, and more!
California Coastal Webcams – too many to list! From animals and habitats to land/surfscapes.
Tennessee Aquarium – Aquarium at Home
Educational Experiences for Kids
Khan Academy – a nonprofit online learning center with classes on so many things! They have a schedule put together for those that are schooling at home.
PBSkids – children’s programming from the Public Broadcasting System
National Geographic Kids – Lots of resources focused for younger ages. Science, animals, places.
Storytime From Space – Astronauts read STEM themed books from space!
Steve Spangler Science – science experiments you can do at home
Really Good Stuff – free resource library at the Really Good Stuff website. “Innovative, teacher created classroom solutions.”
ABCMouse – Early Learning Academy for children ages 2-8. Free 30 day trial.
Virtual Field Trips – with Discovery Education
The Sound Traveler – Several videos of trips to interesting places. Put on headphones and experience the sounds of travel and the ambience of the places!
12 World Class Museums You Can Visit Online – Take a tour of a museum you may not have ever visited before!
100 Things to Do While Stuck At Home – a list from USA Today
Garden Tours at The Huntington – come see the beautiful gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens