Keep Your Brain Busy With These Free Online Resources 

Keep Your Brain Busy With These Free Online Resources 

***Updated 3.25.20, Scroll to the bottom!***

The best thing we can do right now as a country is to hunker down and stay put.

As we mentioned on Friday, now is a really good time to dive into a new hobby or learn a new skill. Resiliency through times of uncertainty is supported by curiosity, exploration, and learning!

Learn a language, take a virtual tour of a museum, listen to an audiobook, take a free online course, and much much more.

Check out the entire list below!

Educational

Smithsonian Distance Learning PortalAvailable here

8 Additional Online Learning Tools Powered by Smithsonian — Available here

NASA Made their Entire Media Library Open to the Public — Available here

Free language courses — Duo Lingo, My Daily Phrase

Free Audio Books and E-BooksManyBooks, Gutenburg

Free Online Courses and LecturesOpenCulture, Coursera, MITcourses, GreatCoursesDaily

Culture and Entertainment

Google’s Free Art and Culture CollectionAvailable here

Smithsonian Museum Open AccessAvailable here

Virtual Tours of the LouvreAvailable here

Virtual Exhibits from the Van Gogh MuseumAvailable here

Hundreds of recordings of readings, concerts, and educational talks provided free by New York City art institution, 92YAvailable Here

Netflix is hosting watch parties so you can quarantine and chill with your friends!Availabe here

Cincinnati Zoo is live-streaming with animals daily, their Facebook Page has the scheduleAvailable here

Old Friends Animal Sanctuary’s live feed of their elderly rescue dog gathering room will melt your heartAvailable here

Africam’s stream from Tembe Elephant Park often has wildlife stopping by the watering hole (keep in mind the time difference)Available here

Monterey Bay Aquarium has a live feed camera in their Jellyfish tank. Be soothed from a safe distance!Available here

Take a live look into Georgia Aquarium’s coral reefAvailable here

Live DJ dance parties every night with DJ Nice (On Sunday over 160,000 people joined in!) Details on his IGAvailable here

Livestream of the Northern Lights. Best time to view is 10 pm – 4 am EstAvailable here

Billboard has launched a Live at Home Series, featuring Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Josh Groban and more, where artists will perform on part of a live stream. Details on their FacebookAvailable here

Virtual tour of the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland at SunsetAvailable here

GOG.com is giving away a whopping 27 PC games, including classics dating back to 1979Available here

NASA’s free Space Center Houston app lets people explore virtual reality experiences, take astronaut selfies, and follow along through an audio tour of its educational space centerAvailable here

The British Museum has a free interactive timeline that lets users explore artifacts from ancient civilizations around the worldAvailable here

Creative

How to start a podcast for free — Available here

Get Paid to Teach English! Available here

How to start a blog for freeAvailable here

Publish an E-Book on Amazon, for freeAvailable Here

Tons of free art classes and streaming — Check out this Facebook group

Free coloring books from over 150 institutions!Available here

More coming soon!

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