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Consumer Reports: Free online activities

Posted at 5:00 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 09:49:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Schools around the country are going on-line to educate kids from home, and for overwhelmed parents, the online learning can continue once the school day is done.

While many museums have shut their doors to visitors, online museum tours are available without leaving your couch. The National Gallery in Washington DC, the Guggenheim in New York, The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, even the Louvre in Paris!

VR designed by Google can let your online explorer climb a virtual Mount Everest, or go out of this world and explore the surface of Mars on NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

Looking for something interactive? Check out Facebook Live where your child can join a live safari with zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo. Or log on to chat with their favorite children’s book authors.

And in the evening, instead of vegging out in front of the TV your family can get some culture with free on-line streaming from the Metropolitan Opera.

Virtual Museum Tours:
National Gallery, Washington DC
Guggenheim in New York
The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Louvre, Paris
Cincinnati Zoo
Lunch Doodles w/ Mo Willems
Metropolitan Opera