Our favorite local museums come to your rescue this weekend, with creative at-home projects and story times from the Natural History Museum, Cayton Children’s Museum and The Broad. Read on for the details on these activities, plus more can’t-miss virtual sing-alongs, draw-alongs and more.

Visit LA’s Natural History Museum, Virtually
In addition to sharing at-home projects via Instagram (like these shadow dinosaurs we’re obsessed with), the Natural History Museum’s annual Bug Fair 2020 is going virtual, and the latest exhibition, Spiky, Hair, Shiny: Insects of LA, is now online. Daily. All the details.

Rock On with The Deedle Deedle Dees
Check out a live performance of the popular NY-based group, whose rock-n-roll tunes inspired by history, science, and folklore. Tues. & Fri. All the details.

Get Creative with The Broad
Check out the latest create-your-own projects from The Broad. Each week, there’s a new at-home creation for kids to try, all inspired by the museum’s artists and exhibits. Fridays. All the details.

Take a Cayton Recess Break
Join the Amazing Andres and the rest of the Cayton team for music, story time, art making and doses of inspiration in the days and weeks ahead. Weekdays. All the details.

Be a Fish with Laurie Berkner
Learn, dance, sing and play with Children’s Museum of Manhattan and Laurie Berkner as she performs Surprise You’re a Fish! for little ones. You can also check out past performances, including Waiting for the Elephant and Jump Like a Chipmunk. Sun. All the details.

See The Yo-Yo Mo Show
Artist and writer Mo Willems will appear live for The Yo-Yo Mo Show: An Evening of Musical Doodling. Learners of all ages are invited to grab some paper and doodling implements and join Mo Willems and Yo-Yo Ma to explore ways in which different art forms can inspire each other. Sun. All the details.

Visit One of LA’s Botanical Gardens
Many of LA’s botanic and public gardens have either remained open or are now reopened, all with social distancing measures in place. Book your tickets in advance, go during the week if you can (when it’s likely to be even less crowded) and take a much-needed mini quarantine break. Dates vary. All the details.

–Shannan Rouss

RELATED STORIES: 

17 Fun Facts Every LA Kids (and Parent!) Should Know

Love Letter to LA: 11 Things We Can’t Wait to Do Again

The Ultimate LA Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids