As we all spend more time in our homes practicing social distancing to keep our communities safe and healthy, you may be looking for new, interesting things to do to help your family stay mentally active.
We’ve compiled a list of several virtual programs & activities from right here in Arkansas that can help entertain and educate your family.
Your Local Library
- You may know that most library systems offer downloadable e-books and audiobooks, but many also offer digital magazines, streaming channel subscription rentals, streaming music & podcast options. Check your local library system to see their options!
- No matter where in the state you’re located, CALS Kids @ Main Library posts live concerts for kids, sign language lessons, craft ideas, children’s book recommendations and more.
Mid-America Science Museum
Hot Springs’ Mid-America Science Museum offers a website scavenger hunt, plus a #MuseumatHome series, with a fun inside look at their interactive exhibits and a daily challenge.
Arkansas Arts Center
Join the Facebook group Arkansas Arts Center Amplified for their daily series, #MuseumMomentofZen, which highlights art from the museum’s collection, plus streaming of live children’s plays, behind-the-scenes videos and more.
Little Rock Zoo
Catch up on their Around the World Safari Virtual Spring Break series, highlighting many of the zoo’s animals with a behind-the-scenes look at their feeding, enrichment and more.
Explore much of the museum’s collection online, plus learn about the plants & architecture that can be found on the museum’s grounds.
Arkansas Secretary of State
The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office offers downloadable activities to help kids learn fun facts all about the state of Arkansas!
Bentonville’s Amazeum offers AmazeumYOU, a Facebook series with fun activities, DIY and crafts for your family.
Old State House Museum
The Old State House Museum hosts Conversation in the Gallery, an inside look into the museum’s collection. Their first session delved into the First Ladies of Arkansas!
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
For music fans, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra offers a Bedtime with Bach series of live, special performances from symphony players.
Museum of Discovery
Little Rock’s Museum of Discovery offers an inside look at their animal ambassadors, plus an At Home Discoveries series with crafts & fun projects for kids.