COVID-19 Freesources

We've compiled a list of our staff's favourite free resources for taking a break from COVID-19 news and exploring the world from your own living room. 
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Virtual Museum Tours

The Art Gallery of Ontario is offering a variety of their works online including sample exhibits and curated playlists.

Guggenheim Bilbao is offering weekly interviews with their experts, storytime for kids, and virtual tours of their collections.

Natural History Museum, London offers several virtual tours including a tour of Hintze Hall guided by Sir David Attenborough.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris has posted much of their collection on Google Arts & Culture, including the story of how the museum came to be.

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo has also posted over 1,000 pieces on Google Arts & Culture including six online exhibits.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has virtual tours of all of their exhibits.

National Women's History Museum, Virginia has dozens of exhibits online including the Women of NASA and Standing up for Change.

Family Activities

Butterfly Livecam, San Diego Zoo

Virtual Dives, National Marine Sanctuaries

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams including live feeds from their coral reef, moon jellies, and penguins

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems video series available through the Kennedy Center.

William Estrada has designed 40 colouring pages, available for free through the Justseeds website.


The National Art Centre is hosting live stream performances throughout the week. Visit their website for a full schedule of events.

Choir!Choir!Choir! is hosting a series of Social Distan-Sing Alongs.


The Royal Ontario Museum is offering a series of at home learning activities.

450 Ivy League courses are being offered online for free

The Arkells are offering free music classes on Instagram Live every day from 1-2 pm EST.

Miscellaneous Fun

The Ottawa Trivia League is hosting free online trivia games on Sundays and Wednesdays, open to players from around the world.