Lions, tigers, and bears…paintings, sculptures, and digital art! Children can continue their learning by “visiting” museums, art galleries, zoos, or aquariums online from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual tours, exhibits, and activities provide learning opportunities about arts and culture, animals, history, and more.
Museums and Galleries
Akron Art Museum – View some of the museum’s 5,000 pieces of artwork.
The British Museum – A virtual tour featuring some of the museum’s famous artifacts.
The Cleveland Museum of Art – Learn about current, past, and upcoming exhibitions featured at this museum.
Canton Museum of Art – View virtual tours of the museum’s past exhibits.
Children’s Museum Cleveland – The museum is sharing stories, crafts and activities students can do at home while schools are closed.
Cincinnati Art Museum – Explore the museum’s collections containing more than 67,000 works of art.
Google Art Project – Online exhibits from some of the most famous museums around the world such as the Van Gogh Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and more.
Ohio History Connection – Learn about Ohio’s rich history from the Ohio History Connection.
#metkids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website made for, with, and by kids! Take a time machine to explore works from my than 5,000 years of art years.
Musee d’Orsay – View works of art from Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, and other French artists at this museum in Paris.
Musee du Louvre – View some of the world’s most famous masterpieces on display in Paris, France.
National Gallery of Art – Online exhibitions, video, and audio from the Middle Ages to the present.
National Museum of Nation History – Tour the Hall of Mammals, Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Hall of Fossils, and more.
National Museum of the United States Air Force – Explore the history of military aviation including aerospace vehicles and missiles.
National Women’s History Museum – Learn about women who have made history in the U.S. in these online exhibits.
Zoos and Aquariums
Akron Zoo – Find fun facts about each of the animals living at the Akron Zoo.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – From A to Z, learn about more animals from this Columbus Zoo Animal Guide.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Keep learning while the zoo is closed with a Home Safari video highlighting an animal each day along with an accompanying activity.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – This resource library features information on the animals living at this zoo.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium – Watch the sharks, moray eels, stingrays, angelfish, and a giant barracuda in a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit.
Houston Zoo – This zoo is home to rhinos, chimps, elephants, and even ants, and you can see them live online.
Maryland Zoo – Live views of penguins, giraffes, flamingos and goats, including during feeding times.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Watch sea otters, sharks, jellyfish and more.
Reid Park Zoo – Zoo cams featuring giraffes, lemurs, grizzly bears and lions.
San Diego Zoo – Activities, videos and games help you learn about all the animals living at the San Diego Zoo.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute – View the zoo’s elephants, pandas, naked mole-rats and lions in their habitats at the zoo.
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium – Learn about the zoo’s conservation efforts of many endangered species.
Zoo Atlanta – Check out the zoo’s live PandaCam.
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