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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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…
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….
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…
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…
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…
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…