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).

visit Virtual Museum Tours

 

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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History @ Home

Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum’s collections using shared PowerPoint presentations….

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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a…

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Little Guggs At Home

This wonderful program for ages 2-4 years old comes online, utilizing materials you can find at home to explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection. Weekly Zoom sessions focus on a…

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Folding Fridays

In this new online series from the Museum of Math, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan teaches some unique origami models to learners ages seven and up. Explore the wonders of paper…

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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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