Family Resources for Learning and Staying Busy

While many organizations have had to temporarily close their doors, many of those organizations are providing online activities, tours, etc., to help the education continue. A big thank you to Innings and Outings for providing links to many of the resources on this page!

For Fun

Live bedtime reading of children’s books with Dolly Parton

MOS At Home: STEM activities, podcasts, webinars at the Museum of Science’s new virtual museum

Boston Children’s April Make-a-thon Challenge

Resources From Sesame Street

Lincoln Center At Home: A Gateway to the Perfoming Arts – A pop-up classroom for kids and concerts

Boston Symphony Orchestra Home School

Armchair Travel with Travel Zoo: San Diego Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Safari Live, Volcanos National Park and so much more

Explore the Entire World–from the Comfort of Quarantine–with 4K Walking Tours

Runaway With the Big Apple Circus at Home

Free Play and Learning Resources For Families to Use at Home (Boston Children’s Museum)

100 Ways to Play (Boston Children’s Museum)

Family Resources compiled by the Discovery Museum

Olaf From ‘Frozen’ Will Read Books To Your Kids On Twitter

STEM Beyond Walls: Developing Pre-K Problem Solvers (Museum of Science)

NASA’s free STEM activities and e-books for kids and adults

Zoos and aquariums live-streaming animals

Build Pictures From Basic Shapes (Brookline Arts Center)

Art Projects for Kids (Peabody Essex Museum)

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Virtual Tour of Various Museums Worldwide

Other Online Learning Resources 
Scholastic – Offering their Learn at Home Program – Offering Independent Study Packets and Weekly Boost free of charge 
Khan Academy – Free education resources 
Resources and ideas for home schooling from WeAreTeachers