CMOSC Closed

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is closed until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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RESOURCES
for families during Museum Closure

We invite you to use this webpage as a family resource; we will share information, safety practices, and fun suggestions for at-home play on the website. We will be continually adding resources for families to this page during our closure.

You and your family’s well-being is of the utmost importance, and we look forward to seeing you back at CMOSC when we reopen.


Ways to Engage with CMOSC During Closure

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest updates from CMOSC! Every Wednesday we send out Weekly Wonderings, a digest of our latest At-Home Activities, educational resources, and fun videos. Every Friday, receive a letter from our Founder & CEO.

Follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Everyday we post new ideas, stories, videos and programs for At-Home Play and education. Tag us in your photos or videos!

Purchase a MOG: Kit & Caboodle activity kit to use at home!
Bring CMOSC to your house with these special at-home activity kits for children!
More info and pre-order, here.


Information for You

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ (CDC)
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Corona Virus (NPR)
Understanding Coronavirus: A Social Story (Nicole Schlechter Advocacy)
A Curious Guide for Curious Kids: A Guide to Covid-19 for Kids (International Association of Children’s Museums)
Misión: Quedarse en Casa: Un cuento infantil en tiempos de Coronavirus (Dalmaus)



Educational Resources

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
50 Science Experiments in 50 days – Steve Spangler Science
40 Science Websites to Keep Kids Entertained
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
PBS Kids
Brain Pop
Funbrain
Colors of Spanish YouTube Channel
Transcendence Theater Company Arts Curriculum online
KidScoop News


Storytime

Operation Storytime
Astronauts Read Children’s Books from Space
Authors Read Their Children’s Books


At-Home Activities

A Big List Of Activities For Kids To Do At Home
At-Home Projects and Activities For Kids From Community Playthings
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips Kid Can Take At Home!
Bean Power
“Cabbage Soup” Experiment
Borax Crystals
Worm Bin
Egg in a Bottle
Invisible Ink Science Experiment
“Bubble Juice” Giant Bubbles
DIY Sidewalk Chalk
Shredded Paper Sensory Activity
DIY Musical Instruments
DIY News Paper Dowels
How To Make Post-It Note Puppets
How To Make Sock Puppets
How To Make Tinfoil People
DIY Sun Prints
Paint With Ice
Start a Pots ‘N Pans Band
Water Sensory Bathtime Toy Bin
Make an Accordion Book
Loose Parts Play

Even MORE At-Home Activities can be found on our Blog, here! We’ll keep adding more, so check back often.


DIY Videos from CMOSC

Happenings