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Several institutions, non-profits and government agencies have stepped up to offer Reno area residents a variety of things to do while stuck at home. If you know of others, please Contact Us so we can pass along the information. Note: Times and dates given are subject to change - check with the activity of interest to confirm when it may be happening.

Nevada Museum of Art

  • Beautiful landscapes delivered to your screen - The Nevada Museum of Art has thousands of objects in the permanent collection, many of which you can view online.
  • Hands ON! at Home - Families are invited to engage in simple art practices using basic art supplies and household objects. In addition, our "Art Investigators" team will encourage thoughtful observation and inquiry by leading virtual explorations of artworks from the Museum's permanent collection.
  • Reigning Queens: The World Stage - The World Stage: Contemporary Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation showcases some of today's global influencers alongside prominent names from the 20th-century. This virtual tour spotlights "The Reigning Queens" section of the exhibition, named for a featured series by Andy Warhol and including artists Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, and Mickalene Thomas.

See more by visiting the Nevada Museum of Art website.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Washoe County Library System

Digital Library - Washoe County Library maintains a robust digital collection, giving you access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, research, language learning, software tutorials, reading suggestions, and more. There is a ton of stuff available for free. You will need your Washoe County Library card to access these services. However, to provide quality free public access to Washoe County residents who may not have yet signed up for a library card, Washoe County Library System has implemented a way for the community to sign up for an instant digital card to access the variety of free resources and digital collections that are offered.

Virtual Story Times - Washoe County Library System's virtual virtual story times are posted twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can watch the recordings of these story times whenever you want on our Virtual Story Time group on Facebook.

Virtual Rec Center from the City of Reno

The City of Reno's Parks & Recreation Virtual Rec Center is your place for fun, education and resources. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

Learning at Home from The Discovery Museum

While staying home to help keep our community healthy, please enjoy this collection of resources for learners of every age from the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno.

PBS KIDS for Parents

Help your child learn and grow. Get age-by-age tips and activities for emotions and self awareness, social skills, character, literacy, math, science and arts. Brought to you by PBS Reno.

PBS Reno Camp Curiosity

PBS Reno is offering a curated collection of free lessons, videos and activities to engage your kids while they're not in school. Camp Curiosity is on weekdays and features programming for various age groups.

Distance Learning and Family Wellness from Washoe County School District

The Family Wellness section of the website provides resources to keep your family's health and well-being at the center during these challenging times. The Distance Learning section provides you and your child the information you need in the coming weeks to keep your child learning while at home.

Kid's Corner from Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Start your adventure into the wild lands of the state of Nevada. You will find links here to some cool sites that will help you with your studies while you are home from school and also some ideas for how you can get involved with your family, friends and school.

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens from Smithsonian

Enjoy activities and games from subjects such as art, history, culture, science, nature, animals, museum collections and much more.

National Geographic KIDS

Fun and games from one of the world's leading educational, cultural and scientific institutions. You'll find games, videos, animal information and different ways to explore our world.

NatGeo @ Home

Here are quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources from National Geographic.

Earth Day Neighborhood Safari from National Geographic

To celebrate Earth Day, NatGeo@Home is "hosting" neighborhood safaris to inspire everyone to engage as a family to explore the planet through its amazing animals. Resources for families with both younger and older kids.

Google Arts & Culture

Find Your "Virtual" Park with the National Park Service

Explore national parks from the comfort of anywhere in the world through online photo galleries, videos, webcams, podcasts, and sound recordings. Keep the next generation of park stewards engaged with educational activities that can be done at home or in your community. Test your knowledge or learn something new about national parks with games and challenges for all ages.

How Are You Enjoying the #OutdoorsatHome? from Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace organization #OutdoorsatHome is an invitation to share your experiences and perceptions of the outdoors at home and to stop to appreciate the little ways we can still find relief in nature. While some are able to get out to local trails, or neighborhood runs and dog walks, others are becoming better acquainted with their backyards or balconies and some are even further restricted.

How to Make and Use Cloth Face Coverings

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Check out these sew and no-sew instructions for making your own cloth face coverings.

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