Explore the collections of our (sadly closed) fabulous museums with these entertaining and educational websites designed for curious kids. Find videos, games and inspiration for at-home creativity. Also see our guides to arts & activities inspiration and educational websites.

Please support these museums by shopping in their fantastic online shops for great toys and games (perfect for staying at home) and consider becoming a member of your faves - so many perks all year round plus help them in this hard time.

#MetKids

Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art's vast collection from home. Take a virtual time machine to explore great works of art from Prehistoric Egyptian tombs to Warhols Campbell Soup dresses. Each work has a short related video, interesting information and suggestions for imagining and creating works at home.

Also watch videos on who protects the art, how to dance in armor and more kid-friendly topics.

visit #Metkids | shop the Met

OLogy: A Science Website for Kids

Learn about the "Ologies" - anthropology, astronomy, microbiology etc. through animated and live videos, games, stories, and suggestions for hands-on activities on this award-winning website from the American Museum of Natural History.

visit OLogy | shop AMNH

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Museum educators share daily videos, sing-a-longs, games and more at CMOM at Home

Other resources include hands-on art-making instructions, music, and storytelling activities that promote language skills grounded in language and literacy research at All the Way to K and Beyond! and exploration with super-pigeons in Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City Family Resources.

visit CMOM at Home

Whitney Kids Art Challenge

Try projects based on works of art in the Whitney's amazing collection designed especially for kids and grown-ups to do together. Learn about and be inspired by some of the diverse ways that modern American artists such as Andy Warhol, Stuart Davis and Georgia O'Keefe think and work. Also find audio tours just for kids, and activity guides for families.

visit Whitney Kids | shop the Whitney | shop books

 

MOMI Moving Image Studio

Find tutorials and interactive ways to collaborate and make media art with Astoria's Museum of Moving Image educators. Create Jim Henson-inspired puppets, learn about film editing and apply to have your media art shared on their YouTube channel.

visit MOMI Moving Image Studio

CMA How-To Tuesdays

Children's Museum of the Arts' blog features videos and detailed instructions for art projects like Paper Chains of Kindess and Collaborative Drawing Games. Projects can be adapted for different ages and made with materials around the house.

 

visit CMA How-To Tuesdays

 

Tate Kids

Play art-inspired games, take cheeky quizzes, find art activities, and share your art on a fun website from the homes of British art from 1500 to today and international modern and contemporary art. Detailed instructions for activities such as "think like the artist Alberto Giacometti and create interesting portraits and landscapes.

visit Take Kids | shop Tate

MoMath/Global Math Week

NYC's all-ages math museum shares seven short videos on engaging math topics that can inspire at educational at-home activities including the Best Way to Win at the Board Game Monopoly? (ps get a game for hours of entertainment; we also love the 15-minute card version).

visit MoMath/Global Math Week | shop MoMath

Virtual Museum Tours

Take virtual journeys to over 1,200 museums around the world via Google Arts & Culture. See collections and gallery views of  Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology, Paris's Musée d'Orsay and more (plus NYC faves like the Whitney, Guggenheim and MoMA).

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Celebrate July 4th @ Home

Celebrate Independence Day with the New-York Historical Society and reflect on the many meanings of the holiday. Online programming for all ages includes a speech by Frederick Douglass delivered by…

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Guggenheim Sunday Family Tour

Family-oriented virtual tours explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection with conversation and creative hands-on activities utilizing materials you can find at home. Includes art looking and hands-on art exploration. Tours…

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Making With MAD

Join enriching creative immersions in art and design for young curious creatives who want to expand their skill sets, meet new friends, and discover new creative outlets. MAD’s experienced artist-educators…

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MoMath Transformations

Experience the richness of mathematics with America’s only museum dedicated to math. Explore cool areas of mathematics not covered in school through interactive (online) education sessions, creative projects, and supervised…

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MoMath Online: Student Sessions

Explore cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics. Daily sessions are available for grades pre-K through 12 on topics…

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CMA Online Summer Art Colony Camps

Join young artists from anywhere in the world to experience CMA’s award-winning curriculum through themed online half-day camps. Whether participating in the “Drawing Olympics” or directing a home movie, campers…

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MOMI Summer Media Camp

The Museum of Moving Image’s popular media camp goes online and global. Weekly themes include stop-motion animation, screenwriting, digital game design, and more, with participants working in small groups alongside…

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CMA Live: Music Time with Tom

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs, moms, dads, toddlers, and tikes for an online music time experience with familiar songs, interactive gestures, drumming, and even drawing.

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