It’s Saturday. Despite the Covid-19 quarantine, there are several educational, interesting AND FUN activities available on the Saturday “Gayle on the – Stay at Home – Go!” Take a look! Enjoy!
Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium Online Academy
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Online Academy is filling the educational void created by the temporary closure of the Long Beach facility during the Covid-19 crisis. The aquarium’s online academy has videos, webcams and activities — including a Pacific Pals puppet show — for all ages. There are plenty of details and a regularly updated schedule of events on the Aquarium of the Pacific’s website.
Online Learning Resources
The Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center’s award winning educators are providing new online learning resources on a weekly basis intended to aid families and teachers in guiding youth of all ages to learn more about marine mammal health, science and conservation.
Saturday, May 2nd @ 9am
Urban Ocean Festival
By the way, the aquarium’s annual URBAN OCEAN FESTIVAL is virtual experience today. Tune in this morning to take a virtual journey aboard a Harbor Breeze Cruise tour boat to visit the distinctive sections of the local coastline. Also experience the time lapse mural painting created by the Art Miles Mural Project and there is a live sustainable seafood cooking demonstration with the aquarium’s executive Chef Ken Stewart. For more details about this unique urban ocean festival, check the aquarium’s website for more details.
Captain Dave’s Virtual Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wednesdays at 1:00pm PST
Since the Covid-19 quarantine has ended many activities including whale watching, the famous Captain Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari is providing weekly virtual tours. Virtual Dolphin and Whale Watching activities happen every Wednesday at 1pm. We’re invited to get our “VITAMIN SEA” and chat with Captain Dave and his special guests live during his Sensorium Cetacean Safari. To participate, go to the website: dolphinsafari.com or their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa53fMnMax27fsyKBP_ygSA/
Activities for Families Using Household Supplies
California Science Center
The “Stuck at Home Science” program at the California Science Center teaches families important scientific principles using inexpensive items and household supplies. Example? We can learn the physics of space shuttle launches and replicate it using a balloon, string and some tape.
Each science activity video has an activity guide so we can try the science project at home. To see the variety of California Science Center “STUCK AT HOME” science activities, take a look at the comprehensive California Science Center website.
“Happiness is Homemade”
Tournament of Roses Hosts Rosebud Parade
Complete Guidelines: tournamentofroses.com/events/rosebudparade
Send Video to: email@example.com
The Deadline is Monday, May 11th
It’s a 131-year old tradition. Building and decorating a Rose Parade Float for the Tournament of Roses Parade. For the first time ever, we’re invited to the first ever virtual parade, featuring our homemade floats:
Build your float. Anyone can help. Record a video of your float either moving or standing still. Talk about theme of your float. For complete guidelines and instructions go to the website: https://tournamentofroses.com/events/rosebudparade/
E-mail a video of your float to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 11. Tune in May 28th to see the virtual homemade Rose Parade on Facebook Live.
Inside the Walt Disney Archives
Bowers Museum at Home
Use Your Mobile Device
The brand new “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition had just opened when the Covid-19 quarantine was imposed. So, Bowers Museum officials have created an online experience until the museum is allowed to reopen. the exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public.
Guests are invited to explore The Walt Disney Archives learn about some of the more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself. From nostalgic classics like never-before-displayed sketches for Fantasia and ghouls from the Haunted Mansion attraction, to modern-day favorites like super hero costumes and maquettes from Frozen, this enchanting exhibition is an immersive treasure-trove the entire family will love.
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic is curated by the Walt Disney Archives in conjunction with the Bowers Museum.
Experience “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” at Bowers Museum at Home. Use Your Mobile Device and enter: guide.bowers.org
Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling Audio Tour
Annenberg Space for Photography
Listen to the voice of Vanity Fair’s Creative Development Editor David Friend give us a complete audio tour of the exhibition “Vanity Fair : Hollywood Calling”
Although the Annenberg Space for Photography is closed, we can still enjoy this current exhibition from the couch!
David Friend provides fascinating insight at how some of the publication’s most memorable photographs were made.
To hear more of Friend and to see which selected stories and images he discusses, go to the website: www.annenbergphotospace.org
Virtual Tour of the Reagan Library (Pre-Renovation) with Host Gary Sinise
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Let’s learn presidential history! Take a virtual of the Reagan Presidential Library with award winning actor, director, producer, musician, and philanthropist Gary Sinise (Gary Sinise Foundation: www.garysinisefoundation.org).
Due to the announcement of the National Archives and Records Administration made Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is closed to the public as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. With public safety in mind, the Reagan Foundation will continue to reassess the situation and will work to re-open its facilities as soon as possible. The closing of the Reagan Museum includes the cancellation of any events scheduled at the Reagan Library.
All of their online operations are still open. Looking for a perfect gift? Shop the online museum store. Looking to make a difference and support the programming at the Reagan Foundation? Donations are always welcome and appreciated. The foundation does not receive federal funding.
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
It’s Spring! It’s California Native Poppy season. All state parks are closed to slow the spread of Covid-19, but we can still experience Spring virtually. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is live streaming three views of the park’s rolling hills. In addition to the live camera images, there are also videos providing guided tours of poppies and more.
To experience all of this and more, explore the website: www.parks.ca.gov
“Experience Your Yosemite
Yosemite National Park
“Virtual Yosemite” is described as a “groundbreaking interactive tour of one of America’s spectacular natural environments.
Adventure and wildlife photographer and author Scott Highton says he spent more than two years producing magnificent virtual experience which includes links to a variety of park resources. Also, the National Park Service features webcams for LIVE views of Yosemite.
To learn more about the virtual experience with Mother Nature, take a look at the website: www.nps.gov
The world’s largest and most fun tomato plant sale is a virtual experience this Spring due to Covid-19. Instead of visiting one of the many Scott Daigre Tomatomania Southern California pop-up events, we can learn about tomatoes from Scott and shop online.
You can see Daigre’s tomato growing lectures and learn about the TOMATO OF THE YEAR on the rogersgardens.com website.
“Wash Your Hands”
Downloadable Coloring Book
Artist Eric Junker
“Wash Your Hands!” Local artist Eric JUNK-KER is famous for his murals, posters, and things. Now add this! A downloadable coloring book that reminds us to wash our hands in this age of Covid-19. He delivers the message in several languages.
To get a free copy, go the his website: www.ericjunker.com/download-your-coloring-book
Marconi Automotive Museum
You can now get up-close and personal with the impressive car collection. Check the website for tour times and dates available. See new cars and the latest happenings.
Today, Saturday at 11am, The Doug Herbert Exclusive Interview: Doug Herbert, a former professional drag racer, lost his two young sons in a violent car crash. He founded BRAKES (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit focused on offering teen safe driving classes.
Petersen Automotive Museum Online
In addition to discovering some of the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks spanning more than 120 years of automotive history, we can also meet interesting people in the automotive industry via the Petersen Automotive Museum online.
Today, Saturday at 11am, there’s the Doug Herbert Exclusive Interview. Doug Herbert, a former professional drag racer, lost his two young sons in a violent car crash. He founded BRAKES (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit focused on offering teen safe driving classes.
More details are on the website: petersen.org/vault
Live Streamed on Instagram @mullinmuseum
Tuesdays @ 10am
Mullin Automotive Museum
Compete Prepared with Questions for Chat Feed
We can “stay-at-home” and tour the prize winning four wheel masterpieces at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard.
We can see some of the 140 vehicles, art and artifacts from the couch! All you have to do is follow the Mullin Museum on its Instagram feed Tuesdays at 10am.