World-famous museums open 'virtual' tours to help keep kids entertained

Children's Museum at home
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Keeping Kids Entertained

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – With schools shut down and so many family events canceled across the state over coronavirus concerns, parents might soon be struggling to find ways to keep the kids entertained.

This weekend alone, the Children's Museum, Conner Prairie and Indy Public Libraries all closed down temporarily.

So finding those fun family activities is a little bit harder.

There are some classic indoor distractions like puzzles, board games and maybe a movie night.

But you can also have a creative night with the family without ever leaving home.

Right now, 12 world-famous museums are offering "virtual" tours online:

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is also sharing educational videos and experiments on its Facebook page.

You might be wondering how to navigate play dates and sleepovers with all the emphasis on "social distancing."

A new report from the New York Times shows it's really just a case-by-case basis.

Just because schools are closed doesn't mean your kids have to avoid *all* interaction with other people.

But if there are people in your family at risk of catching the virus it's best to be a little more cautious.

Kids in general aren't a "high risk" group but the main concern is spreading it to others and overwhelming our hospitals and clinics.