Although our favorite family attractions and kids' museums remain closed for the time being, there are still plenty of ways to access their fun offerings...even if you're snuggled on the couch at home.
In addition to virtual tours, the American Museum of Natural History boasts plenty of activities, games and cool things to do on its OLogy page. Kids can explore topics in astronomy, anthropology, marine biology, paleontology and so much more. Now, they can even be featured on the website!
The brand-new OLogy Challenge offers kids a chance to complete a task and have mom and dad submit their finished work to the museum for a chance to be showcased digitally. Neat, right?
For the first task, kiddos must draw a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly. A pro at the museum leads little ones through the steps needed to bring their work to life: researching facts and imagery about the butterflies, observing their appearance, tracing the photo they select, etc.
Once the task is complete, here's what to do:
- Email the finished product to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 19.
- Include your first name, last initial, state and country. (No photos or personal info.)
- Include a caption
- Circle back on April 22 to see if your work was uploaded to the OLogy site!
Best of luck, lil' New Yorkers. We can't wait to see those monarch butterflies!
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