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Visit Orlando compiles virtual learning experiences from local attractions

by Brittani Tuttle

To help the parents who are juggling working from home, sheltering, and now teaching their children from home, Visit Orlando has compiled a list of more than 20 free online learning activities from the region’s travel partners to keep kids engaged and educated.

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These activities offer education with an attractions-themed twist, including lessons about space from astronauts, engineering from theme park designers, and physical education tips from a golf pro. All of these offerings have been gathered to one central place where you can browse them all — VisitOrlando.com/blog.

“Millions of families are not only learning how to school at home, but also missed out on a fun spring break vacation, so we hope this helps ease the pain on both fronts,” said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “As the theme park capital of the world, Orlando is home to some of the most creative minds and entertainers out there, and our tourism industry has teamed together, using their skills to help kids and parents who are adapting to this current reality.”

Check out the breakdown of all the compiled virtual activities and educational tools (with links) below:


Creative Expressions

Science

  • Enjoy “Story Time from Space,” a series of audiobooks read by real astronauts, or learn about living in space, Mars and rocketry with the ongoing series of Facebook Live videos from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Parents can find even more downloadable activities here.
  • Future scientists can find videos on projects like making rock candy and slime on the Orlando Science Center’s website. Other tutorials include making your own superhero training camp and creating dinosaur fossils.

Biology Class Gone Wild

Brain Games

  • Put your problem-solving skills to the test with free online games from The Escape Game’s TEG Field Trips, which take students virtually through museums and historic landmarks.

Virtual P.E.

The Arts

  • Learn to juggle, face paint, or dance like a Cirque du Soleil performer through CirqueConnect, a new digital content hub featuring a section just for kids’ content.
  • Experience the #MuseumFromHome with Orlando Museum of Art’s free online archives and social media channels.
  • See comedy and magic come together to teach lessons about bullying through two full-length productions filmed live onstage of “Pip-Squeak, An Anti-Bullying Magic Show,” presented by The Orlando Repertory Theater.

History

To check out all of these at-home activities, lessons and more, head to VisitOrlando.com/blog.

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