From art to nature, animals to activities, many local businesses and attractions are sharing virtual activities and engaging videos for FREE to the community.
Thanks to technology, we are still able to interact with our local community and expand our knowledge and experiences from the safety of home. To help you get out and about virtually, we have compiled a list of local Omaha businesses who are offering engaging virtual opportunities for kids and adults alike. Join them!
Art from Afar is a series of virtual engagement opportunities for all ages offering an opportunity to enjoy an exhibit, join in a gallery talk, and participate in artist-led art projects online. Dates and times for the series can be found here.
Taught by educators, The Durham Museums’ engaging and interactive digital learning classes feature artifacts, videos, and photographs pared with activities. Each 30-minute session adheres to National and State Social Studies Standards. Topics include The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, Pioneer and Native American Life, Union Station: Omaha’s Art Deco Gem, and more, and are geared to students in K-8th grades. Parents, students, and educators can register here.
Do Space, Omaha’s only technology library, has gone completely digital! Enjoy educational blogs, live stream events, and instructional webinars that feature programs like Little’s Lab, Junior Makers, Kid Coders, and Tech Help. Plus, discover new topics, like Augmented Reality, Twitch streaming, Stencyl game design, the Census, and more. Visit the Do Space Facebook page to begin!
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is giving people the opportunity to enjoy a favorite family pastime from the safety and comfort of their own living rooms! Join them online each day for virtual learning with a zoo educator featuring an interactive video and activity. Learn about rattlesnakes, sloth bears, sea lions, and more. Visit their website and begin enjoying the zoo at home!
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 3 pm, Fontenelle Forest will share a video or fun post that brings a bit of the forest into your home. Discover this series on their Facebook page and start learning about the creatures that live at the forest!
Twice a week, Fat Brain Toys-Omaha will be supplying parents with creative ideas to keep kids active and challenged! Episodes feature fun projects to inspire young imaginations, like everyone’s childhood favorite, the paper airplane, and designing an indoor aquarium. Templates are available to download and decorate, and some projects may include a video with instructions. Check their Facebook page regularly for more episodes to come!
The Nebraska State Education Association is offering free educational programming for all Nebraska elementary and secondary students, featuring read-alouds and learning games as well as instructional lessons with teachers. Monday through Friday, programming for elementary students is available from 9 – 11 a.m. followed by programming for secondary students from 1 – 3 p.m. You can watch live and past episodes of Teacher TV here.
Visit their Facebook page to join in Omaha Children’s Museum Playful Projects with challenges and fun storytimes.
At Rompy’s House, Rompy and friends sing songs, tell stories, read books, and share activities that you can do at home to get those wiggles out! Each day offers something different, from gym class to art class. Check out what’s coming up on their Facebook page.