While we’re all taking the necessary precautions during the Coronavirus outbreak, some of our favorite institutions on the Waterfront have made their exhibits accessible from the comfort of your homes:
National Aquarium Exhibit Livestreams and At-Home Activities:
The National Aquarium may be closed to the public, but their exhibit livestreams are a great way to still experience the Aquarium from home! You can stream live feeds of Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef and Jellies Invasion every day here.
Entertain the family with other at-home activities including word finds, craft projects, and coloring pages. Activities can be accessed here.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum Online Collections Portal:
You can visit over 6,000 objects from the Lewis Museum’s collection by entering their Online Collections Portal. Click here.
Let’s Science Together with the Maryland Science Center
Check out the Maryland Science Center’s website – it has a huge variety of online Science at Home activities as well as links to educational events they’ll be hosting on their Facebook page. There’s even some fun science for adults! https://www.mdsci.org/
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Port Discovery is providing at-home play tips and helpful resources including easy activity ideas, music time, and more via Facebook, Facebook Live performances, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter & regularly scheduled emails. See more on their website
Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks
BCRP introduced its Virtual Rec Center with activities such as: at-home workouts, art and nature projects, STEM lessons, and outdoor activities like gardening or bird watching.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
DBJCC introduces Virtual-J, virtual programming to help keep you and your family engaged and active during this challenging time. You can event connect with them on WhatsApp as they share ideas, activities, and resources with you for kids in grades K-5. See more activities here.
The go to resource for cool Baltimore families! Tune into their website every day for new activities and weekend fun roundups.
This award winning toy store in Fell’s Point offers online ordering and FREE local delivery! They have several toys, games, puzzles, and activities to keep your family occupied and learning while at home. Order by 3pm for same day delivery!
Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA)
DBFA is an independent alliance of thousands of families committed to city living. Check out their website for Stay at Home Activities, Virtual Baltimore Experiences, and COVID-19 Baltimore Family Resources.
Art with a Heart
Need more to do while you are self-distancing? Art with a Heart has pop art for you! Color these images and these images, the send them back to the Art with a Heart office where they will become awesome trash cans! You can continue to support Art with a Heart by shopping HeARTwares, a great place to shop for meaningful gifts, jewelry and housewares made by students in Art with a Heart’s workforce development program, HeARTworks, and by committed volunteers.
Get Active Challenge by Corrigan Sports (organizers of the Baltimore Running Festival)
A NEW CHALLENGE… For Kids! The Get Active Challenge encourages kids to get up & move during this time where they can’t attend their normal gym class and extracurricular activities! This is a FREE program with rewards for those who participate. The challenge encourages kids to log at least 30 minutes of physical activity 10 times within a 2 week period of May. All participants will get a finishers certificate that they can download, and also have the option to get a vintage Baltimore Run Fest medal to commemorate their accomplishment!
To Learn More and register your child, visit here: http://ow.ly/IyUN50zqGt8
Liberty Harbor East Virtual Tours
Virtual tours available for Liberty Harbor East appointments! Residents can inquire through the website, www.
For those parents either working at home or now have children at home, below are additional local resources for ways to entertain and educate your children at home: