You may be stuck and home and your favorite local businesses may have closed their doors for the time being, but several venues are offering livestreams and other virtual content to stay connected to the community while Seattle remains in quarantine. Read on below for details on everything from live yoga classes to virtual museum tours to animal cams. You can also find them on our livestreaming location directory, and you can check out other online entertainment options on our livestreamed events calendar.
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ARTS & SCIENCE
Bellevue Arts Museum
The Eastside contemporary arts center offers virtual tours, curator talks, and other remote content on their Facebook and YouTube pages. For parents looking to keep their kids entertained, the museum also has lots of crafty activities that make use of common household items, like a jellyfish hat made out of paper strips.
The writing center is moving their spring classes to Zoom. They assure you that "initial reactions to the virtual classroom experience-both from students and teachers-have been highly favorable."
Pacific Science Center
Live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, and more online activities should keep young scientifically minded kiddos occupied while school is out of session. The Pacific Science Center's Curiosity at Home program offers all this and more.
Seattle Opera writes, "Our stage may be dark, but we are working on lots of different ways to bring you the art you love." From video playlists of past favorites to family-friendly Opera Time sessions, new podcasts, streaming Opera Talks, and more, there are many ways to stay tuned remotely.
Seattle Public Library Digital Resources
While all Seattle Public Library locations are closed for the time being, they have a plethora of online resources that you can access from home for free with a library card. Explore their website for details on the movie streaming service Kanopy, the e-book and e-audiobook service OverDrive, social services links, and much more. Don't have a library card? You can now sign up for one digitally.
ANIMALS & WILDLIFE
UW Cherry Blossoms
The cherry blossom trees in the University of Washington quad bloom like crazy this time of year. But since the campus is asking people to avoid crowded places to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, you're better off checking out this livestream of the floral action.
Volunteer Park Conservatory
The orchids, cacti, and air plants that live in the historic greenhouse are still thriving in the midst of this epidemic. Check up on them on the Conservatory's Instagram livestream.