Resources and Activities

To assist our employees, their families or anyone looking for things to do while homebound during the pandemic, we've created a library of free online resources provided by many of the nonprofits we work with. Activities include virtual tours, downloadable worksheets, online tutorials, videos and more — all designed to help entertain, educate or inspire people of all ages. We invite you to click through the categories below to dive in and learn more.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Symphony Orchestra logo

Recordings from past performances at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

National Museum of African American History and Culture logo

Explore African American life, history and culture through visual arts, documents and videos.

National Portrait Gallery logo

Access online exhibits, digital workshops, distance learning and more.

Smithsonian Learning Lab logo

Discover millions of authentic digital resources, create content with online tools, and share in the Smithsonian's expansive community of knowledge and learning.

Virtual Tour: Ford Piquette Plant logo

As the birthplace of the Ford Model T, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world.

Sphinx Organization logo

A Detroit-based national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. View past performances on their Facebook every Tuesday.

Detroit Institute of Arts logo

Browse the DIA art collection or take a virtual field trip.

The Louisville Zoo logo

Ford presents Teaching Tuesdays and I Spy Sundays at the Louisville Zoo online. View program schedule at Louisville Zoo website before tuning into Facebook.

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. logo

A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. highlights African American men who have impacted American culture and history.

Country Music Hall of Fame logo

Each week, the CMHOF is spotlighting pieces pulled from their archives that illustrate a theme meant to show music's expansive, universal power.

Detroit Zoo water tower

Virtual lessons and live animal cams that brings the zoo to your home.

Grammy Museum logo

Music education programs and virtual exhibits released for you every week.

The Henry Ford logo

A daily series of lessons, activities and content built around The Henry Ford's collection themes of: Mobility, Design & Making, Social Transformation, Agriculture & the Environment, Communications & Information Technology and Power & Energy.

Detroit Historical Society logo

A variety of digital resources allows you to learn more about the history of Detroit.

Gettysburg Foundation Artifact History logo

In this video, Friends of Gettysburg Sue Boardman and David Malgee discuss the history of an artifact found following the battle of Gettysburg.

Rightfully HERS Exhibit logo

View artifacts, records and photos from the National Archives Foundation Rightfully HERS exhibit which celebrates the centennial of American Women and the Vote.

National Archives Foundation logo

A one-stop-shop for fun facts, educational resources, and special activities for kids, parents, and households. Every Friday the National Archives will serve up shareable pieces of our past.

Georgia Aquarium logo

Enjoy at-home learning with Georgia Aquarium. Activities include live streams and regular updates about the animals, deep sea learning videos and online teaching tools for educators.

Zoo Atlanta logo

Explore all things animals, nature, conservation and science using Zoo Atlanta’s “At Home” lessons.

Kansas City Zoo logo

Watch the penguins 24/7 with the LIVE penguin cam.

Ann Arbor Art Center logo

Spark creativity for children and families with art projects, art challenges, videos and more!

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House logo

Imagine and create with downloadable coloring pages and weekly coloring contests.

Michigan Opera Theatre logo

MOT at Home includes blogs, recordings, remote performances and more to meet your opera and dance needs.

University Musical Society logo

With a program steeped in music, dance and theater UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community, and invites you to watch livestreams of past performances.

Field Museum of Natural History logo

Resources for families and teachers with children of all ages. The Field has lesson plans, videos, games, and more – you can even chat with a dinosaur!

Shedd Aquarium logo

Dive into questions about your favorite animals with a new kids video series from Shedd Aquarium. Designed by kids for kids, each episode answers a question about animals.

League of American Orchestras logo

Enjoy online performances by member orchestras and friends of the League of American Orchestras through Symphony Spot.

Gettysburg Foundation logo

Experience Gettysburg from your home. Get a 360-degree virtual view of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Complete with notes and highlights, it's the next best thing to actually visiting the historic painting. You can also view and hear stories about museum artifacts.

The Ark Family Room Series logo

The Ark Family Room Series consists of musical performances streaming from Facebook straight into your own family room.

Faith and Politics Institute logo

Discussions about young Americans who led in extraordinary ways. This free live series occurs every Thursday at 4pm ET - advanced registration is required.

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