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Connect Virtually to Our Cultural Institutions

Missing Chicago-area museums and zoos? Your family can experience them online!

Chicago Institutions Share Their Resources, Videos and Livestreams

Art Institute of Chicago : Learn about some of the most famous pieces in the museum’s collection.

Brookfield Zoo is using Facebook Live at 11:00am daily to feature an animal and an animal care specialist. The videos will be saved afterwards on Facebook and on the zoo’s YouTube channel . #BrookfieldZoo #BringingTheZooToYou

The Field Museum’s Learning Resources contain science toolkits for preschool through 12th grade, and its Brain Scoop blog features educational videos about the museum. The museum’s Facebook page and Instagram feed contain videos of Sue the dinosaur’s explorations of the Field since the museum has been closed.

The Museum of Science and Industry’s Resources for Out of School Time feature Resources for Families:
Hands-On Science contains lots of fun, hands-on science projects.
Online Games offer fun as well as learning in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics.
Summer Brain Games' archive of science experiments offer absorbing and fun science experiments and activities.
At MSI’s Facebook page and msichicago Instagram feed, you and your children can enjoy videos of the museum’s baby chicks and the museum’s best experiments.

The Shedd Aquarium’s Classroom Resources features videos and student guides:
On the Shedd’s Facebook page and Instagram feed, different animals appear every day on video --  penguins, bullfrogs, porcupines, sea otters, and more!

Created by Mary Donovan on Mar 20th, 2020 @ 9:33 PM.
Updated on Mar 24th, 2020 @ 8:26 PM.