Shout out to the Internet for keeping us sane while we’re physically distancing.If it goes down, we’re probably in big trouble,but until then it’s got enough content to keep us occupied for the foreseeable future. And it turns out itsnot just memes, Netflix, and pornography.Here’s some other free things you can do online to pass the time under quarantine.
- Virtual museum tours.Feeling like it’s big braintime? Take a digital stroll through a museum like the Louvre or the Smithsonian. They’re just a few of the fancy learning buildings that are offering online experiences for free.
- National parks.Finally, you can experience the great outdoors without the mud and bugs. There are at least 32 U.S. national parks available for viewing on Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture including favorites like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
- Back to school. Millennials with student loan debt,cover your ears.Colleges all over the country are giving away the goods for free.CourseraandEdXare the two biggest platforms to check out if heading back to school sounds fun, and between them, there are thousands of courses available from universities like Princeton, Harvard, and Yale.Your mom will be so proud you finally got into an Ivy League school.
- Aquariums and zoo live streams.There are plenty of animals out there that have been practicing sheltering-in-place their whole life for you to check out online. Even though they’re closed, places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the San Diego Zoo are pumping out pre-recorded and live footage of all their critters for you to enjoy.Feel free to add the animal documentary narrator’s voice yourself.
Obviously, the list of things to do on the internet doesn’t stop there. Check out more fantastic and free online time killersHERE.