As we round the corner into the winter months, we all need virtual events and activities to help keep us safe but still connected to the community around us. Check out these great opportunities our community (and beyond!) has to offer from the comfort of your home!
Local Organizations with Virtual Opportunities
Akron Zoo Virtual Lunch and Learns
The Akron Zoo has a lot to offer – all through computer screen. From Zoo Camps to virtual animal experiences, the zoo offers a unique experience to help brighten your day. Check them out here.
The Autism Society of Greater Akron’s mission is as critical as ever during this COVID-19 crisis. They are offering programs like operation cheer and Exploring the Farm as well as their discussion groups to help keep people engaged. Check out what the Autism Society has to offer here.
Summit Metro Parks
Whether you’re looking for a nature fix from home, or you’re at home in nature, Summit Metro Parks has an activity to connect you to the outdoors today! Check out their website for educational videos, activity downloads, and more. Discover more here.
Great Lakes Science Center Virtual Field Trips
Explore the Great Lakes Science Center and all their exciting exhibits from the comfort of your home! Explore the museum here.
Northeast Ohio Family Fun Ultimate Winter Fun Guide
NEOFF has compiled a comprehensive collection of winter-inspired ideas. Explore their guide here.
Akron-Summit Co. Public Library
From kids to teens to adults, the ASCPL offers a variety of virtual programming throughout the week. New virtual events starting each week. Find out what is coming up next!
National Organizations with Virtual Opportunities for Students
National Gallery of Art Kids Art Zone
NGAkids Art Zone offers an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history through an easy to download app. Learn more here.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Explore day-by-day online projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. Discover what’s available here.
Wide Open School
Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community. Explore all their virtual opportunities here.
Kids Activities Online
Check out this comprehensive website featuring virtual activities including, downloadable coloring pages, celebrity children’s book readings, craft guides and so much more. Discover more here.
Virtual Tours and Museums
Experience the best museums from NYC to Paris, France from the comfort of your own home.
- The Louvre
- National Gallery of Art
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
- Van Gogh Museum
- National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
- British Museum
- Smithsonian Virtual Tours
Looking for a cute and cuddly distraction from a safe distance? Check out different animal live webcam options from around the country.
- San Diego Zoo
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
- Atlanta’s Zoo Panda Cam
- Georgia Aquarium
Get Moving – Virtual Exercise Classes
It’s important to stay active even if we need to stay at home. The YMCA is currently offering their YMCA360 exercise videos on demand free of charge – you do not need to be a member. Check out these great videos to help keep you moving. Watch them all here.