Don’t let your mother’s day weekend go to waste. Keep the kids busy with an abundance of activities so that mom can get a little rest and bond with her babes. The following are some of our favorite ideas for making this weekend the best it can be. Read on for a bunch of virtual events and activity ideas that will please the whole family.

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Skype a Scientist

We’re in uncertain times, and Skype a Scientist is here to help! Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room? We will match you with a scientist for free! These sessions are q&a conversations, so you and your kids can talk with a scientist about what makes you curious. We have lots of different scientists to choose from, so don’t be shy! All you need is a zoom/google hangout/skype/ or other video chat client and an internet connection! Fri. Event Details.

Visit the Neon Museum From Home

Head over to the Neon Museum’s YouTube page for behind-the-scenes tours, gallery talks about more. Learn a little bit about Las Vegas history! Fri. Event Details.

Go Under the Sea

We know you can’t visit the OdySea Aquarium right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the wonders of aquatic life, During our temporary shutdown, the aquarium be sharing all kinds of educational content for kids (and adults!) who are at home learning. Find out what the animals are up to with live cams and explore! Sat. Event Details.

Beat by Beat Press Virtual Musical

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beat by Beat Press has introduced the world’s first virtual children’s musical, The Show Must Go Online!created in less than three weeks with the goal of helping theatre groups continue to perform in these times of social distance.

In this first-of-its kind production, up to 20 young actors receive a one to two-minute scene/song to rehearse, video record, and upload. When the videos are played in order, they tell the hilarious story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their annual musical alive…online…Sat. Event Details.

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve Live Cam

Due to Governor Newsom’s stay at home order and the continued visitation surges, which have made it difficult for visitors to maintain 6 feet separation at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, @CaliforniaStateParks temporarily fully closed the park.

Although this means you can’t physically visit, it doesn’t you have to disconnect from nature. We got you covered with the #PoppyCam! This will allow you to view the current bloom. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Virtual Experiences From the Children’s Museum Houston

The Children’s Museum Houston is providing parents with a wide variety of educational resources and daily activities through their website and social media platforms to keep kids entertained at home. Despite being temporarily closed, the Children’s Museum Houston has found a virtual solution to continue their mission of providing innovative child-centered learning and educational resources to all. The Education team has begun sharing DIY experiments, fun daily activities and behind-the-scenes content of the exhibits on the Museum’s website and social media platforms (YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter) tied to a virtual learning schedule. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Whip up some interesting play ideas

Are your kiddos getting bored. Try these easy 20 play ideas whether you have 5, 10, or 15 minutes to fill.

Netflix Binge

If you think that you’ve seen everything worth watching with your family on Netflix, take a deep breath. Here’s everything new in May on Netflix!

Let Celebrities Put Your Kids to Bed

Celebrities are reading to your kids at bedtime. You can relax while someone else lulls your littles to sleep. Find out more here.

–Annette Benedetti