Here is my next list of resources for folks staying home for health and safety  In this list I have collected some virtual tours of museums and zoos, and sites that offer collections of books that are free to read. (I’ll be searching for graphic novels and comic books next.)

If you find a broken link, please let me know so that I can correct it.

If there is a subject or resource that you’d like me to look for, please let me know.  I want to do whatever I can to help folks.

Virtual Trips to the Zoo

Atlanta Zoo Animals Page

Learn about the animals, with pictures and videos

Atlanta Zoo PandaCam

Watch the Pandas

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Animals Page

Learn about the animals at the zoo with info and videos

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Facebook

Doing Facebook Live shows 7 days/week – check it out!

Georgia Aquarium

Learn about ocean animals, watch webcams & live-chat with keepers

Georgia Aquarium At-Home Learning

Live-streaming, activities, coloring sheets, and an art contest for kids

Houston Zoo Animal Webcams

See what the animals are doing

Monterey Bay Aquarium Curriculum

Curriculum guides for a variety of subjects

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn at Home Resources

Activities divided by grade, with more on the way

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Sharks, sea lions, jellyfish, kelp forest, aviary, and more

National Aquarium Exhibits

Exhibits and animals (look in Experiences for animals & cams)

National Aquarium Stay at Home Activities

Alphabet coloring pages, word finds, crafts

National Aquarium Virtual Tour

Really, really virtual tour of the museum

San Diego Zoo Kids’ Pages

Videos, coloring pages, games, and crafts

San Diego Zoo Curriculum Pages

Pdf resources for adults to use with children

Shedd Aquarium Facebook

Pictures, videos, and updates about the animals

Shedd Aquarium

The animals are loose, and visiting one another!

Virtual Museum Tours to Take on Your Computer

The British Museum

The coolest interactive timeline ever!

Google Arts & Culture

All kinds of tours of places all around the world

NASA Glenn Research Center

Tours of the places where NASA tests vehicles for space

NASA Langley Research Center

Videos and virtual tours of NASA

National Museum of the United States Air Force

DIY activities and crafts, coloring pages, word searches, lesson plans, links

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Online exhibits (with activities & links), virtual tours, podcasts, & photos

National Women’s History Museum

Fantastic info on individuals, events, and landmarks in women’s history

National Women’s History Museum

Electronic tours of the museum – scroll to the bottom

National Women’s History Museum

Online exhibit of women’s contributions to society

Science Stories

Interactive biographies of famous scientists

Free Books to Read Online or Download


Free books to read online or download, sorted by genre

Daily Lit

Here books can be delivered a bit at a time, or all at once

Digital Public Library of America

Books, exhibits, primary resources, and more


The European experience through books, galleries, exhibits, and blogs


Offers public domain books and ebooks for sale


books in various formats, with the option to create a personal library

Internet Archive

Collection of ebooks, including children’s books, comics, & graphic novels

Library of Congress Collection of Classics

Classics of literature to read online


Free ebooks, sorted by genre

Open Library

A digital library where books are borrowed and returned online

Novel Free Read

Read online, sorted by genre

Project Gutenberg

Maybe the largest collection of books anywhere

Project Gutenberg Partners,_Affiliates_and_Resources

Even more copyright-free books


Offers many genres, and prices, including free