Free Digital and Online Entertainment

Museums and Zoos

Henry Vilas Zoo Facebook Page will be doing daily virtual tours of their animals and behind the scenes content at 2pm Central Time.

Chicago Field Museum “The Brain Scoop” is a vlog series dedicated to behind the scenes goings on at the museum.  Also check out their Facebook page for additional videos with scientists and museum experts.

Virtual Tours

Music and Theater

Metropolitan Opera has free operas available for viewing.  A new opera will be offered every 24 hours.

Broadway HD is offering a free 7 day trial of its streaming service.  

Coldplay and John Legend are hosting virtual concerts on their Instagram pages.

Billboard.com has a frequently updated list of virtual concerts to keep music lovers in great content.  Everything from classical music to hip hop and EDM. There’s something for everyone. 

Books & Education

Scholastic Learn at Home is a new, free website for parents and children to stay busy, inquisitive, and engaged.

Studio JJK – Popular children’s graphic novel author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting daily livestreams at 2pm.  Content will be offered for all ages.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems is sure to delight your little ones.  Mo Willems will host a livestream draw with him show every day at 1pm EST.  And all content will be archived so your littles can draw with Mo anytime they want.

Storyline Online This incredible resource is an archive of hundreds of children’s books read by some of the greatest actors of our time, including Betty White, Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Rami Malek, Annette Bening and James Earl Jones.

All Kids Network provides access to thousands of fun kids activities like children’s crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.

Arcademics combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency. All games can be played seamlessly on any device using the web browser for free.

Skype a Scientist matches families to a scientist for a live video Q&A session.

National Geographic Kids is offering articles and free online classes for any budding scholar.

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