While we are all quarantined, our devices can open the world to us. The following is a list of resources I gathered primarily for my family, but I think it will be of use for many of us.

These resources are FREE always or for a limited time during the quarantine.


Virtual Tours

  • Atlas Obscura Museum Tours: 360 tours and more famous museums from around the world.
  • Discovery Education: Tour a wide variety of exciting places from an NFL Practice to a science lab to natural wonders around the world
  • Great Wall of China: Learn about the Great Wall and immerse yourself in a virtual tour of the iconic wall.
  • Museum Tours: Visit over 2,500 museum collections around the world and learn about the collections.
  • National Park Service: Explore the Fjords, volcanos, caverns, Bryce Canyon, or underwater at the Dry Tortugas with these immersive virtual tours.
  • Street Art Walking Tour: Jump on a guided tour, hit the streets, and hear the stories behind the art.
  • Historic Mansions: Tours of Mount Vernon to Buckingham Palace.

Live Streaming

  • Georgia Aquarium: Watch Beluga whare, Puffin, the reef, jellyfish, and more on a live stream.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Watch sharks, the open ocean, penguins, Monteray Bay itself, and several other live cams from any device.
  • LiveCams: Name an animal, and this site will connect you to a live stream. Includes lesson plans to connect to many of the streams.

Maker & Science Activities

Reading & Stories

  • Atlas Obscura: Fascinating history and stories from all topics.
  • CrimeReads: Readers Advisory, articles, and more for those who love a good mystery read.
  • Hoopla: Free streaming videos, audio, and downloadable books through your local library.

Other Great Sites