Fun Stuff!

Below you will find a number of curated sites and organizations for children. Click on any to be directed to the site. 


For Artists - Optics 4 Kids! Learn about optical illusions and participate in activities to learn more about creating and enjoying them. - make words into art!


Art Hub for Kids - Instructional videos and reources for drawing, origami, painting and more.


For Musicians

Kennedy Center Digital Stage for Young Audiences - Tune in for theater, dance, music, and more—featuring a cast of world premieres, unforgettable characters, and talented artists found nowhere else. Register to watch LIVE or for free after event airs. - make colorful music with your keyboard! - Much like patatap, make music while you type. Then send your words as a song to a friend or save it to your device!

National Symphony Orchestra Recordings - Watch video from the National Symphony Orchestra performing at home as well as full concerts and highlights from Kennedy Center stages and beyond


For Animal Lovers - hundreads of live animal cams from all over the globe! - eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually! A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Aquarium of the Pacific - watch a variety of webcams hosted at the aquarium itself

Monterey Bay Aquarium - lean about the ocean from anywhere. Daily live feedings can be viewed here!

Georgia Aquarium - watch their 8 webcams to see jellyfish, beluga whales, sea lions and more. 

National Aquarium - watch their 365 degree webcams of animals including allligators, fish and more.

Waikiki Aquarium - Watch their resident monk seal live 24/7

California Academy of Science Animal Webcams - Watch our stingrays, coral reef, and penguin colony in HD, or take a trip to the Farallon Islands via webcam.


For Virtual Travel 

Kennedy Center Virtual Field Trips - A collection of free music, theater, and dance performances for young people, for the classroom, and for the whole family.

Explorer Classroom - A live interactive session that connects young people with National Geographic Explorers to hear behind the scene stories and interact with cutting edge topics. All events are free, open to the public and include an instructional guide. 

Exploring By the Seat of Your PantsBeaming science, exploration, adventure, conservation and more LIVE to classrooms around the world. Guest speakers, Virtual Field Trips and stories from all over the world. Everything is free!

National Forests Virtual Tours - virtual tours you can take from the comfort of home.

Google Arts & Culture - Take a virtual field trip to one of 500 museums and galleries around the world.  You can take a look at internationally-renowned sites like the British Museum in London, England, or the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

National Archaeological Museum of Naples - Take a virtual tour of the art and artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and more