You may not be able to go there in person, but luckily for us, there are venues all around London Ontario offering free online resources. From virtual tours and online exhibits to lectures and painting classes, there is something here for pretty much everyone.
There are even activities and fun virtual events for the kids to take part in too. Whether you’re looking for something educational or you just want to have some family fun, you’re going to find all kinds of things to do. Check out these Free Things to Do From Home in London Ontario below!
Free Things to Do From Home In London Ontario
View the art collection. Their visible storage section an additional way to access some of the pieces.
Go on a virtual tour of the Dean Carson exhibit.
Have a look at their interactive map. It plots out works from our permanent collection onto the location depicted in each work
Check out some online lectures:
Culture Club “From Test Tubes to Paint Tubes: The Art of Sir Frederick Banting”
Culture Club “Well Preserved: The Legends of London’s Preservation Movement”
Watch their digital stories: three short videos about London artists and their art: trailblazing London female artists, Paul Peel, and Greg Curnoe. After each video, you can test your knowledge with an online quiz, view an online exhibition, learn about the elements and principles discussed, and create your own artwork.
LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Enjoy digital books and other resources from the London Public Library.
If you already have a London Public Library card, even if it expired in 2020, you do not need an eAccount. Your current library card number can be used to access online resources and place holds. If your London Public Library card expired before January 1, 2020, you will need to create a temporary eAccount to use our online resources at this time.
With a London Public Library (LPL) eAccount, residents of London and surrounding three counties (Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford with the exclusion of Woodstock), can now get immediate access to London Public Library’s online services.
- Your eAccount gives you access to all of the online resources available from London Public Library at www.lpl.ca/digital for 3 years..Complete the online application to get your eAccount number now.
MUSEUM OF ONTARIO ARCHAEOLOGY:
Check out their virtual exhibits here.
For kids, they have coloring pages, craft ideas, and educational activities available. Their Facebook Live schedule is listed below.
MOA Facebook Live Schedule:
MOA Kids Activities:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00 am EST
MOA Live Talks:
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm EST
FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE:
Their Public Programming Coordinator Alison will be checking in with everyone on their Facebook page using Facebook Live– featuring online storytime, anecdotes about some of our buildings, activities, and crafts.
The Village will be partnering with their friends from the Museum of Ontario Archaeology for more social media check-in so be sure to keep your eye on their Facebook page too!
You can also tour their virtual village here!
MORE FUN IDEAS:
Take a tour of London right from your living room!
Have a look through Eldon House, London’s oldest residence.
Check out the collection at the Jet Aircraft Museum.
Paint along with Steve Tracy of Steve Tracy Gallery on Facebook Live Mondays at 1 pm.
The London Children’s Museum is sharing fun activities on Facebook – all kinds of things for kids to do from home, including an upcoming family virtual dance party!
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is currently working on reformatting hands-on activities and preparing some of the collection to be uploaded to an online server. In the meantime, you can browse their website to look through any available information.
Circle R Ranch is doing virtual wild nature hikes on Facebook Live. “We’ll be exploring the forest & the garden looking at signs of spring in these interactive live virtual nature walks:”
– Tuesdays at 11am (~30 minute sessions)
Looking for more ways to have fun (and maybe do a little learning) while at home? Check out these:
Fun bird themed activities for kids
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