Syracuse From Home: Things to do For Families
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:00 PM by Elizabeth Judge
Whether you’re looking for Spring Break activities to do at home or just need something to break up the home-schooling days, we’ve gathered a list of fun things for kids and families to do that let you explore all Syracuse has to offer in a fun and safe way!
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Everyone’s favorite interactive museum, The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology may have shut its doors for the time being but they are still sharing and offering fun and interactive ways for families to learn about science and technology from within their own homes. Explore their At Home Resources and discover how to make your very own lava lamp or salt dough, conduct experiments using basic kitchen ingredients or trace constellations with the Stellarium software.
The MOST is also offering a Student Science Hotline, where they will be answering your STEM questions! Prepare for visiting The MOST in the future and purchase discounted tickets today for deferred admission.
Discover the history of Syracuse with Onondaga Historical Association’s online videos. Featuring 31 video options on varying topics covering Native American history in Syracuse, local boat building, the former Syracuse salt sheds, Onondaga Lake and more!
Explore the digital exhibitions of the Erie Canal Museum and learn more about women on the canal, immigration, view postcards, and discover how the Canal played a role in many cultural aspects throughout the 1800s.
There’s nothing better than a family outing to a baseball or hockey game, until that time we have some ways to enjoy your favorite sports from home.
Get excited about the upcoming season and create your very own baseball card. Draw yourself, your favorite player or team mascot then share with the team on social media.
The Onondaga County Public Libraries have gathered a variety of fun and educational resources, from daily video book readings, to activities, coloring pages, tours and virtual field trips, their site is a one-stop spot for keeping the kids busy!
Check out your local area library’s Facebook page to see if they’re hosting any virtual activities such as the Fairmount Community Library’s Virtual Play-doh Party!
Explore the exhibits of the Everson Museum with their virtual walk-throughs or download one of their family activities and learn how to design your own museum, discover printmaking or learn how to make your own clay!
Take a drive around the Syracuse area and search for some of the many beautiful pieces of urban street art adorning city buildings, bridges and more! We’ve even listed a few of them for you here!
Cook your own family dinner together, bake or decorate some sweet treats for dessert with kits provided by local restaurants and eateries:
Now you can find all the Zoo’s recent Keeper Chats and storytime videos in one spot! They even have fun zoo-themed downloadable worksheets and easy do-at-home recipes to try.
Today we would like you all to get to know one of our new residents here at the the zoo: “Thimbu,” our Amur tiger. Alongside carnivore keeper Hannah he will show you just what he can do! Training is an essential part of caring for animals to the highest standard and allows them to participate in their husbandry and healthcare in a stress-free way. Its also a great relationship building tool for animals and keepers alike! #syracusezoo #BringingTheZooToYou #closedbutstillcaring
With the weather turning warmer no one wants to be cooped up inside all day, take a trip to your area park or discover a new one. Always keep in mind CDC guidelines to social distancing, visit with your immediate household and avoid playgrounds and equipment. Here are a few of our favorite spots in Onondaga County:
Baltimore Woods (Virtual Programming coming soon!)
The region also has plenty of waterfalls that make for the perfect outdoor adventures. Check out where you can chase waterfalls here!