Resources, activities and ideas of things to do during COVID-19

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With the State and Federal Government advising that the community self-isolate in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have compiled some resources to keep you busy without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Kids resources

Online Story Time

The library branches may be temporarily closed, but Story Time will continue! Thanks to Maribyrnong Libraries, a new Story Time Online will be uploaded on YouTube at 11am, every Monday to Friday.

Online educational resources

Library resources

The many online library resources remain available 24/7, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, on demand streaming, children's activities, and much more.

My Smart Garden

Use the time at home as an opportunity to get out into the garden. My Smart Garden is a free program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for local wildlife, use water wisely and recycle wastes.

Health and wellbeing

Life Fitness Digital Coach

Life Fitness, a partner of Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, have a range of online workouts that can be completed at home. The Digital Coach workouts are free, however users will be required to register for an account.

Virtual tours and livestreams

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

MSO is livestreaming their performances on YouTube. Tune in to their YouTube channel to re-watch performances, and subscribe to be notified about upcoming streams!

National Gallery of Victoria

The NGV has a number of virtual tours available online so that you can view the artworks they currently have on display. Check it out on the NGV website.

Zoos Victoria

Zoos Victoria have set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so that you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere. View the Animal House stream's on the Zoos Victoria website.

Museum at Home

Take a virtual tour of Melbourne Museum, become a little scientist from the comfort of your own home, or delve deeper into Victoria's immigration history with Museum Victoria's Museum at Home.

Global resources

There are a number of museums and art galleries across the globe that are providing online and virtual experiences. This comprehensive list has plenty of options to keep you busy - some of the highlights include:

The Smithsonian

Take a self-guided tour of the National Museum of Natural History with their guided tours.

The Louvre

With a range of online tours, you can visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries without leaving the comfort of your own couch.

Yosemite National Park

Go on a virtual tour of California's Yosemite National Park, one of America's most popular natural environments.

The Guggenheim

Search through an online database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim's permanent collection.