Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago. The Adler opened on May 12, 1930, as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and continues today to interpret the exploration of the universe for the broadest possible audience.
Art Institute of Chicago. Includes activities for children. Excellent
opening page with animated changes of the art images. Includes exploring
A Mysterious Mummy and Thousands of Dots (about
a painting by Georges Seurat).
Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. The museum offers nontraditional
learning opportunities for children and their families. Includes explorations
of dinosaurs and visits to Rexs Lending Library
Exploratorium, San Francisco. An online version of a hands-on museum
in San Francisco that permits you to do your own cows eye dissection
or learn the science behind a home run. Be sure to visit the Learning
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Utterly fabulous site combining
multiple museum holdings in an over 75,000-item database. Images are excellent,
and you can send your comments and knowledge about the paintings to the
museum. Requires plugins.
State Museum, Springfield. Provides online exhibits about the Ice
Ages and prehistoric mammals as well as a trip back to our Midwestern
lands 16,000 years ago.
Museum of Art, New York. This is one of the largest and finest art
museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works
of artseveral hundred thousand of which are on view at any given
timespanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory
to the present.
National Air and Space Museum Web Site, Washington, D.C. A part of
the Smithsonian Institution, this museum contains resources about flight,
airplanes, and space travel.
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The National Gallery of Art and its
collections belong to the people of the United States of America. European
and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and selected works
on paper. Full-screen views of whole paintings and details allow close
study. The site also includes information on artists and on the museums
facilities and services.
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Contains the largest collection of Canadian
art in the world. Contains a virtual tour. Includes sections on Intuit
Art, Contemporary Art, and European, American, and Asian Art. Requires
Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. Part of the Smithsonian
Institution, this museum is devoted to the protection and study of the
life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
(Mass.) Witch Museum. Useful since kids study this area of history.
Haunted Happenings, a commercial part of Salem stuff, is very
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Great site for gaining an understanding of the natural world and our place in it.
of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley. If you like paleontology,
youll enjoy the online exhibits here (recommended for third grade
Paris. This is an exciting collection of resources on many subjects
ranging from Paul Cézanne, to information on Paris, to Medieval
art treasures. Many images can be enlarged for closer viewing.