Resources and Activities

To assist our employees, their families or anyone looking for things to do while homebound during the pandemic, we've created a library of free online resources provided by many of the nonprofits we work with. Activities include virtual tours, downloadable worksheets, online tutorials, videos and more — all designed to help entertain, educate or inspire people of all ages. We invite you to click through the categories below to dive in and learn more.

Arts & Culture

Recordings from past performances at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

Explore African American life, history and culture through visual arts, documents and videos.

Access online exhibits, digital workshops, distance learning and more.

Discover millions of authentic digital resources, create content with online tools, and share in the Smithsonian's expansive community of knowledge and learning.

As the birthplace of the Ford Model T, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world.

A Detroit-based national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. View past performances on their Facebook every Tuesday.

Browse the DIA art collection or take a virtual field trip.

Ford presents Teaching Tuesdays and I Spy Sundays at the Louisville Zoo online. View program schedule at Louisville Zoo website before tuning into Facebook.

A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. highlights African American men who have impacted American culture and history.

Each week, the CMHOF is spotlighting pieces pulled from their archives that illustrate a theme meant to show music's expansive, universal power.

Virtual lessons and live animal cams that brings the zoo to your home.

Music education programs and virtual exhibits released for you every week.

A daily series of lessons, activities and content built around The Henry Ford's collection themes of: Mobility, Design & Making, Social Transformation, Agriculture & the Environment, Communications & Information Technology and Power & Energy.

A variety of digital resources allows you to learn more about the history of Detroit.

In this video, Friends of Gettysburg Sue Boardman and David Malgee discuss the history of an artifact found following the battle of Gettysburg.

View artifacts, records and photos from the National Archives Foundation Rightfully HERS exhibit which celebrates the centennial of American Women and the Vote.

A one-stop-shop for fun facts, educational resources, and special activities for kids, parents, and households. Every Friday the National Archives will serve up shareable pieces of our past.

Enjoy at-home learning with Georgia Aquarium. Activities include live streams and regular updates about the animals, deep sea learning videos and online teaching tools for educators.

Explore all things animals, nature, conservation and science using Zoo Atlanta’s “At Home” lessons.

Watch the penguins 24/7 with the LIVE penguin cam.

Spark creativity for children and families with art projects, art challenges, videos and more!

Imagine and create with downloadable coloring pages and weekly coloring contests.

MOT at Home includes blogs, recordings, remote performances and more to meet your opera and dance needs.

With a program steeped in music, dance and theater UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community, and invites you to watch livestreams of past performances.

Resources for families and teachers with children of all ages. The Field has lesson plans, videos, games, and more – you can even chat with a dinosaur!

Dive into questions about your favorite animals with a new kids video series from Shedd Aquarium. Designed by kids for kids, each episode answers a question about animals.

Enjoy online performances by member orchestras and friends of the League of American Orchestras through Symphony Spot.

Experience Gettysburg from your home. Get a 360-degree virtual view of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Complete with notes and highlights, it's the next best thing to actually visiting the historic painting. You can also view and hear stories about museum artifacts.

The Ark Family Room Series consists of musical performances streaming from Facebook straight into your own family room.

Discussions about young Americans who led in extraordinary ways. This free live series occurs every Thursday at 4pm ET - advanced registration is required.