A lot has changed in the world over the past few weeks and we are all looking for some family fun while we’re on extended stay at home flattening the curve of COVID-19 with our kiddos. Even though we can’t go inside anywhere physically anytime soon there are so many incredible things you can do virtually with your kids and families so we have put together this list for you of some of our favorite all-virtual activities and things to do while you are at home.
And please stay home, be safe, and enjoy these virtual fun trips and things to do!
Cincinnati Zoo offers Home Safari Facebook Live videos each day at 3pm ET with their animals and keepers.
The Franklin Institute is helping kids get outside safely with their new Franklin Outside Nature Scavenger Hunt (beginning Monday April 6).
Carnegie Science Center offers a daily dose of fun with Something to Read, Something to Watch, Something to Do each day at 8am ET.
Night Skies @Home with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts from The Franklin Institute gives stargazers of all ages a chance to step outside and and enjoy a tour of the night sky from home every Thursday evening at 7:45pm ET.
Parked At Home from the National Park Service allows you to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the country’s national parks from the comfort and safety from home. Take a virtual visit and enjoy some educational activities and fun.
NASA at Home includes e-books, podcasts, videos NASA calls “bingeable,” do-it-yourself science experiments, and virtual tours. There’s even an app that allows you to take control of a NASA aircraft.
Brandywine At Home is offering virtual museum tours and art activities for all ages including virtual tours of exhibits and calming videos of the museum’s nature trails.
Curtis Institute of Music has launched Curtis Is Here daily at 12pm ET featuring videos of favorite or rarely seen Curtis performances accompanied by welcoming commentary from members of the Curtis community.
Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra brings music into your home with interactive education and enrichment for all ages including a past or previously unreleased Philadelphia Orchestra performance every Thurs. at 8pm ET.
The Penn Museum at Home is offering at home anthropology, digital digs, and virtual gallery tours.
Carnegie Museums From Home are offering a diverse range of ways to connect with content and collections virtually including virtual tours, printables, and much more.
Twirl Performing Arts at Home fun page with coloring pages, dance videos, and other family movement activities.
Cirque du Soleil special online performances, family workout videos, and unique kids content.
For the Disney Fanatic Family
Check out Disney Jungle Cruise Skippers doing their thing and serving up the corny jokes from home
Or enjoy virtual POV ride-throughs of your favorite Disney classic rides from Fun Family Florida
Enjoy Disney’s Dapper Dans Singing When You Wish Upon a Star together from home
Learn how to draw Mickey Mouse and your other favorite Disney characters with a Disney Parks artist with these online drawing classes
COVID-19 Time Capsule coloring pages for kids created by Ohio-based graphic designer and mom Natalie Long
Parting Advice from Kids
And to close it out, here’s some sage advice from our in-house phillyfun kids (ages 12 and 9):
“We really like the virtual zoos because we get to see lots of animals!”
“We also suggest you go outside and get some fresh air. Because if you don’t it can affect your health.”
“Spend quality time with your family including playing board games, virtual church, outside activities, and don’t forget to take your vitamins!”