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A look at only a fraction of the free streaming education and entertainment options out there while at home

With many people now working from home and children out of school for the foreseeable future, there are some opportunities to explore.

Check out these free streaming opportunities that explore catacombs and even a toilet museum.

Check it out.

> Explore the catacombs of Paris: http://catacombes.paris.fr/en/virtual-visit

> The Winchester Mystery House® is an architectural wonder and historic landmark in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to a large portion of the Winchester® Repeating Arms fortune.

Tragedy befell Sarah – her infant daughter died of a childhood illness and a few years later her husband was taken from her by tuberculosis. https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/

> You can virtually roam around Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi India. https://www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org/visit/virtual-tour-of-museum/

> A virtual tour of Hotel Legoland. https://www.legoland.dk/en/accommodation/hotel-legoland/virtual-tour/

> Panda Cam from Zoo Atlanta. https://youtu.be/_6wbfVWVk8Q

> Banksy Street Art. https://artsandculture.google.com/theme/12-banksy-murals-you-can-see-on-street-view/NwLyuEgokJgAKQ

>Folk music from around the world. https://folkcloud.com/

> DC Kids Camp

It's time for superheroes to come to the rescue. DC has launched DC Kids Camp, an at-home activity program curated by creators behind DC's middle grade and YA graphic novels running through DC's social media channels.

Videos will be posted at 10 a.m. (PT) to the @dccomicskids Twitter account and @dckids Instagram accounts

> Science experiments you can do at home! Click on the experiment image or the view experiment link below for each experiment on this page to see the materials needed and procedure. Have fun trying these experiments at home or use them for science fair ideas.

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

> Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Viewers get up close to every brush stroke by Vermeer, Rembrandt and other Dutch masters while exploring the Great Hall and beyond. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-of-modern-and-contemporary-art-korea

> Take a tour of different historic homes. https://id360media.com/model-type/historic-building/

> Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his "Lunch Doodle." Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo's studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1 p.m. (ET) and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. 

https://youtu.be/N90fLxaBCGE

>Paris museums are putting their art on display via the web right here:

http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/en

>Check out these virtual field trips:

https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/?fbclid=IwAR02exH1Asxmh7dnsndLqYyqlEa2nNKqZmO0s65rdCOChpl15EDJVdQk2tA

>After the Cincinnati Zoo announced its closure, it introduced a new Facebook Live "Home Safari" show, airing every weekday at 3 p.m. (ET). Each episode will feature a different animal and an accompanying educational kids activity that can be done from home. 

>Explore.org Live Nature Cams 

Explore.org, the world's largest live nature cam network, provides a large array of live streams to choose from, including a penguin beach in California, a sea lion beach in British Columbia, an elephant park in South Africa and dozens more. They even offer live streams of newborn puppies and rescued kittens, providing hours of adorable entertainment.  

> The Smithsonian National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts a 24-hour live view of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

> Houston Zoo

In addition to ongoing live streams on its website, the Houston Zoo is offering daily live check-ins with different animals on its Facebook page. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

> Wild Earth 

Wild Earth hosts twice-daily safari live streams from South Africa during sunrise and sunset. https://m.twitch.tv/wildearth/profile

> The Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta also has a number of 24-hour live steams on its jellyfish, beluga whales, piranhas and more. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/african-penguin-cam/

> The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers three live streams every day: Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion. https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live

> The Louvre

The Louvre is not only one of the world's largest art museums, but it's also one of Paris's most iconic historic monuments. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

> Solomon G. Guggenheim Museum

The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online for people who want to get a taste of what the museum has to offer, including works from Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Jeff Koons. https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

> NASA

NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio's Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

>National Women' s History Museum

The mission statement of the National Women's History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future "by integrating women's distinctive history and culture in the United States." Part of that mission is delivered through well- curated online exhibits and oral histories.

https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

> To lift your spirit

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. https://storycorps.org/

> The Cornell Lab Bird Cams connects viewers worldwide to the diverse and intimate world of birds. We work to make watching an active experience, sparking awareness and inspiration that can lead to conservation, education, and engagement with birds.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/all-cams/

>Critter Cams

Each Spring, thousands of web cams start streaming video as wildlife prepares new homes and starts to raise their young.

https://www.wildlifeforever.org/home/conservation/critter-cams/

>Ivy League Online Courses

Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs

> During the confined quarantine period in France, the Paris Opera will be offering to the public its most beautiful ballets and operas to

stream from its website for free.

https://www.operadeparis.fr/


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