Free Online Activities & Resources For Kids From Popular Museums!

We are impressed how all businesses, big and small, are coming together to help everyone get through these difficult times. Many Museums are offering free online activities and resources for kids to be engaged while at home, and we've found you an awesome list.



Stuck at Home Science


Fight boredom and continue your child's science learning with easy to follow activities from California Science Center.


Rain Cloud in a Jar


Looking for something fun and engaging to do at home? Try making a rain cloud in a jar brought to you by KidSpace Children's Museum.


Soil Test in a Jar


This simple soil test from Natural History Museum LA will help you figure out the percent-ages of clay, silt, and sand in your soil, and let you know if you need to make any soil amendments.


Museum at Home


The Children's Museum Of Indianapolis' educators and experts are coming together to bring you fun live content online.


LiveStream Video & Coloring Activities


Peterson Museum is live streaming their activities online hosted out of the Rob and Melanie Walton Discovery Center. Plus you can enjoy variety of coloring activities from vehicles that are in the Museum's Collection, or build your own race car and learn about all things automotive.


Art Projects


Norton Simon Museum is offering a variety of art projects online inspired by the Museum’s collection to engage children at home.


Science for Kids


At American Museum of Natural History, you'll find Museum exhibits and online resources for science enthusiasts of all ages.


Make a Clay Pot: Coil and Pinch


Brought to you by The Met 150, this video teaches you how to make clay pots using the coil and pinch methods.

Explore Natural History


Explore natural history with online resources and at-home activities for all ages brought to you by Field Museum of Natural History.


3D Scanning Frontier


The Smithsonian’s 3-D digitization portal features interactive models from a pantheon of fields. Users can browse collections of blue-and-white ceramics, numismatic specimens (also known as coins), and presidential portraits, among others.


STEM in 30


The National Air and Space Museum’s “STEM in 30” show is released online monthly. The 30-minute interactive webcast features discussions with curators, astronauts and scholars on topics including bees and aerospace, spy planes, World War II, and air traffic control. You can watch the previous episodes online.


America's Presidents Portal


The National Portrait Gallery’s America’s Presidents portal is a digital companion to the museum’s physical collection of presidential portraits.

History Explorer


The National Museum of American History’s History Explorer tool allows you to search a broad database of resources, including lessons and activities, museum artifacts, books and interactive experiences.


Native Knowledge 360°


The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Knowledge 360° provides children with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures.


Smithsonian Science How


The National Museum of Natural History’s “Smithsonian Science Howseries invites students to participate in “free, interactive, live video webcasts” with Smithsonian experts.


The Exploratorium Online Learning


Explore a vast collection of online experiences to feed your curiosity and education resources supporting online teaching and learning at The Exploratorium.



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