FUN ISN'T CANCELLED!

In an effort to slow/stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), communities everywhere are starting to shut down, and residents are going into hibernation mode. But this doesn’t mean the fun is cancelled! People and organizations across the globe and even in space (more on that later), are banding together to provide free entertainment and educational opportunities for people of all ages that can be experienced from the comfort, and safety, of your own home.

We’ve compiled a list below of activities for adults, kids, and families. Unfortunately, nobody knows when this health crisis will end, or when it will be safe to come out of hibernation mode. We’ll be updating the list as new resources become available and mark new entries at the top of each category with a date stamp.

Adults:

Added on April 3, 2020

Wine & Canvas – Our friends at Wine & Canvas just down the street from Cadence are now offering painting kits to go that come with all the necessary supplies plus an online video of the artist teaching you how to create your next masterpiece. Curbside pickup is available.

Winchester Mystery House – Take a free online tour of one of the most haunted mansions in the country!

The Mob Museum Archives – The Mob Museum may be closed, but you can get free access to their previously recorded panel discussions, speaker series and more from the past few years. From an intimate conversation with Al Capone’s granddaughter to a lively discussion separating fact from fiction in The Irishman film, you can tune into some of the museum’s greatest public programs.

Original post March 19, 2020

Met Opera Streaming NightlyOpera fans can stream a different opera each day for free thanks to The Metropolitan Opera. The stream is available on their website and through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. 

Take an Online Class – Free Code Camp has compiled a list of 450 Ivy League courses that you can take online for free. The article includes how-to sign up and access the courses via Class Central.

Planet Fitness – Planet Fitness is offering free live-streamed workouts on their Facebook page daily at 4 p.m. The videos are also available on their page afterwards in case that time doesn’t work for you, which means you have no excuses to miss your daily workout!

USA TODAY – From learning calligraphy to drawing a self-portrait, or busting out your kids Legos to build a model of your home, USA TODAY has come up with a unique list of boredom busters for adults.

Kids:

Added April 8, 2020

Discover Landscape Architecture – This coloring and activity book teaches your kid all about designing landscapes for communities.

NASA Stem Engagement – Free educational programs for kids in grades K-4.

Added April 3, 2020

Science MomFollow this Facebook page for daily videos featuring fun science projects you can do with your kiddos from home!

Livestream Juggling Workshops – Las Vegas’ own headliner Jeff Civillico hosts weekly workshops every Tuesday to teach your kids how to juggle.

Original Post from March 19, 2020

Scholastic Learn at Home – Features daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. For ages Pre-K – 6th Grade+.

Bookflix Another great offering from Scholastic featuring free audio an e-books along with puzzles, quizzes, and more.

Story Time from Space – It’s not just a clever name. Real astronauts read space-related stories in, you guessed it… space! The website also features fun “Science Time” educational videos.

Art for Kids Hub – This family-run website teaches kids features how to drawing, painting, and origami videos and blogs for kids using basic coloring supplies.

Magic in a Minute – Perfect for the aspiring young magician in your household. Local comedy-magician Mac King teaches Magic in a Minute via a series of videos and comic strips.

#OperationStoryTime – CoolProgeny.com is featuring videos of your favorite authors hosting story time online.

KidsActivitesBlog.com – Features an extensive list of education companies offering free subscription services due to school closings.

Adventures in Familyhood – Includes a list of 20 Virtual Field Trips to take with your kids.

BuzzFeed – BuzzFeed has compiled a list of “27 Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck At Home Because of the Coronavirus.”

All Ages:

Added on April 8, 2020

Tour National Parks – Google Earth offers you free virtual tours of 31 National Parks.

Great Wall of China – Take a virtual tour of one of the new modern seven wonders of the world from the comfort of your own home.

Virtual Disneyland Rides – Was your spring break trip to Disneyland cancelled this year? You can still make a virtual visit by experience virtual rides of some of Disneyland’s best attractions. Dole whip not included, but we hear you can make your own at home.

Added on April 3, 2020

The Artful Potter – Local pottery studio The Artful Potter has now made “Pottery To Go” Kits that are available for curbside pickup or delivery.

The Neon Museum – What happens to the neon signs that once made the city of Las Vegas glow? Find out by taking a virtual tour of The Neon Museum. Enter code NEON to get a free virtual tour.

Las Vegas Coloring Book – The City of Las Vegas just released a free online coloring book celebrating the city’s history.

Original Post March 19, 2020

Duo Lingo – Take the extra time at home to learn another language for free!

The Kennedy Center – Learn how to draw every weekday with “Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams.”

Ocearch.com – Learn about and track sharks, whales and sea turtles in real time!

Kahoot.comTake game night to a whole new level with this all-ages trivia and education website.

Host a Netflix Party – You may be in isolation, but you don’t have to be alone. Netflix Party lets you binge watch with friends. Learn how via this article from 8NewsNow.com.

Travel and Leisure – This popular magazine offers up a list 12 famous museums offering virtual tours that you can take from the couch.