Get up close with wildlife
While TGR Exotics Wildlife Park is temporarily closed for tours and encounters, the park began hosting a Facebook Live series on March 27, during which viewers can learn more about the park’s animals and keepers from the comfort of home. The series streams daily at 3 p.m., and park animals range from sloths and hyenas to baboons and black bears. For more information about how to support TGR Exotics Wildlife Park and its animals, click here.
Learn to cook
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Main Course Cooking School will offer a free virtual cooking class geared toward children. The series began March 24 and will stream via Facebook from noon-12:30 p.m. with each class exploring a different recipe.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is now offering “Pearl At Home” art projects, which are designed for children age 5 and older and can be completed with easily accessible art materials or items found around the house. A new project will be offered regularly, and free instructional PDFs for each project can be downloaded by clicking here. Additionally, the museum is hosting a “Home Art Challenge,” in which interested participants can visit the Pearl Fincher MFA Facebook page to find easy art projects for artists of all ages and skill levels. After completing a project, artists are invited to post a photo of their creation on the museum’s Facebook page for all to enjoy.
Listen to story time
During its closure, the Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting online story times for children via its Facebook page. Preschool story times will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and is geared for ages 3-6; Topsy Tuesdays will take place on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; toddler times will stream on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and is geared for ages 19 months-3 years; and Toast and Jammies will take place on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The library is also regularly posting craft ideas for parents to work on with their children.
Roll Out Yoga is offering free guided yoga classes via its YouTube channel to keep yogis of all experience levels on the move during quarantine. Classes range from 20-60 minutes and target a variety of skills including flexibility and core strengthening.