Virtual Family Fun At Home

If you are self-isolating with the kids at home and looking for something to do, consider the following virtual activities to keep everyone occupied and having fun. During play, be sure to maximize your browser window on the largest monitor you have.

Storytime Online: This YouTube channel has oodles of great stories for the little ones, read by well known celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Betty White.

Are animals more your thing, but can’t get to the zoo? Not to worry, you can watch live cams from the San Diego Zoo or watch the sting rays at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto.

If history is your thing, why not take in a virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Or, if you never made it to the Vatican Museum, you can now take 360 degree virtual tours, and be in awe of the magnificent artworks. You can also visit Google’s Arts & Culture Project or download the Google Arts & Culture app and enjoy virtual tours to many museums in the world.

Need more of a thrill? Take a virtual ride at Wonderland on 16 coasters, 11 thrill rides and seven family rides with their first-person ‘point-of-view’ (POV) videos.

Miss going to the Toronto Zoo? While the zoo is closed to visitors due to COVID-19, every day at 1 p.m. staff will bring the zoo to you through Facebook Live sessions with staff, keepers and– of course, the animals. Click here to find out about this and other Toronto Zoo related activities.

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