Stay Safe, Stay Home, Live Big
April 02, 2020 Fun Stuff
In these unprecedented times, millions of Americans have been ordered to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. While these orders disrupt our routines, they don’t have to deprive us of the hobbies and interests that bring meaning to our lives. Whether you are passionate about culture, art, music, fitness, cooking, nature and animals, or learning something new, companies are coming up with creative ways to bring their services to your home.
We’ve compiled a dynamic list of experiences and resources we’ve come across that we hope will brighten and fill your days ahead. We hope you enjoy and continue to Live Big®!
CULTURE, ART, and MUSIC
- Stream performances from The National Theatre, Broadway, the Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage, and more.
- Take a virtual tour of some of the world’s most renowned galleries and museums including The Louvre, The Smithsonian, The National Gallery of Art, The British Museum, and many more.
- Enjoy music from the symphony and other inspiring musicians including The Seattle Symphony, The Met, The Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera House, and music from local musicians.
FITNESS and COOKING
- Increase your flexibility and clear your mind by practicing Yoga with Adriene or by meditating at home with an app such as Calm.
- Improve your mood and your muscles with an at home workout service like Peloton or Les Mills (who have extended trial periods and discounted costs from traditional gyms) or participate in a live workout via Facebook or Instagram.
- Sharpen your culinary skills by watching live streams of a Michelin star chef or a Food Network baker.
NATURE and ANIMALS
- Learn more about our National Parks and take in their stunning beauty via live webcams at Rocky Mountain, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes, Grand Teton, Channel Islands, and Yellowstone.
- Take a virtual swim with the fishes with live webcams at Monterey Bay Aquarium or the National Aquarium.
- Check out Explore, a live nature network, for content and videos that are both educational and inspirational.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
- San Francisco’s Exploratorium offers a wide variety of science and technology content for children and adults alike.
- Take a history lesson with a tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon or Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
- Check out Instructables for DIY projects ranging from a one-step recipe to a 100-step jet engine build.
- Take your doodling skills to the next level with drawing tutorials from artists like New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, Mo Willems.
- Learn more about nearly any topic of interest via a free class from an Ivy League University.
- And in case you run out of things to explore on the Internet, consider reading a book, painting your nails, pamper yourself with a facemask (make your own if you don’t have one!), take a bath, declutter your home one drawer at a time, or tackle that small household project you’ve been hoping to get to.
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Music for Hope by Andrea Bocelli