June 13-16 Virtual Tours and Activities In and Around Charlottesville
To give a little glimpse of what you can look forward, here are some COVID-19 posts from local attractions. To make this a true vacation, you’ll want:
A Gift Shop.
- Buy some blank post cards and draw a picture of the sites you visited. Send them to a friend.
- Make some small models of objects you saw on your visit.
- Create some books. Gift shops typically have not only books about the site you visited, but also non-fiction and fiction related to the site.
- Get some fabric markers and make tee-shirts, hats, and tote-bags with images from your visit.
A Snack Bar
Be sure to include a few selections related to the site you are visiting. For example, maybe serve some watercress or other Maori foods.
A Hands-on Learning Section
Some of these sites already have an activity section, but here are a few more:
- Create a costume room. Look at some old clothes, clothes, and accessories in your closets and WITH PERMISSION :), the closets of people bigger than you. Can you transform some of these into period clothes or clothes from another part of the world?
- Set out some materials to try out crafts or music related to the site.
- Put out some construction materials, such as Lego’s, Plus Tubes, and Lincoln Logs to make models of the place you visit.
Now Enjoy Your Tour.
These are a few local attractions I found with online offerings. I’m sure to have missed some great ones. Message us on Facebook or write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additions.
- The Fralin Art Musuem
- The Front Porch
- James Madison’s Montpelier
- The Kluge-Ruhe Aborigine Art Collection
- Science Museum of Virginia
- Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
- The Virginia Discovery Museum
Enjoy your staycation. Send us a card!