We’re a family that usually gets out and about, a lot. Staying home with a tiny backyard has been tough for my boisterous five and seven-year-old boys so I’ve been searching for digital content that reduces their cabin fever while enhancing their distance learning.
One of our favourite pre-COVID family activities was to head to Melbourne’s awesome museums for a day of exploring. So you can imagine my delight (and relief) when I found about Museums Victoria’s Museums at Home.
While they may be physically closed, Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum all have digital museum experiences you can have from the comfort of your own home, including fun online activities, educational audio, craft videos and more. It’s the next best thing to being there in person – so we gave it a go.
The interactive tours of Melbourne Museum get a double thumbs-up from my kids. They love clicking their way through the various exhibitions and zooming in on details. The tours bring back great memories of our last visit to the museum and I’m surprised at how many facts they remember (way more than me).