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The world of the internet was extensively explored in order to create this list of museum websites. These sites were chosen because of the fact that they are the most FUN and INTERACTIVE – There are a number of other amazing museum websites with virtual exhibits for kids to explore.

A long list of museum sites can be found at: yahooligans.yahoo.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Art/museums_and_galleries/

Albright Knox-Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York)
www.albrightknox.org/artgames/index_launched.html
Learn about colors and famous paintings, with fun and games and other cool facts along the way!

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
www.artic.edu/artaccess/
Explore paintings by period and style on this site, with suggestions for family activities to help add to the art viewing experience.

Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
nature.ca/genome/
Learn all about genomes and play cool DNA games…

The Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois)
www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/online_exhib.htm
Take a tour underground and learn all about Sue – the world‘s largest and most complete T-Rex.

Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
www.greatscience.com
Find lots of cool experiments to try by clicking on "Just Add Water." You will also find some awesome paper airplane techniques and interesting web surfing facts/tips…

Liverpool Museums (Liverpool, England)
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/nof/
Go on many interactive journeys via this site – live life in ancient Egypt at the "Nile File," discover the story behind famous paintings with "Portrait Detectives," and MORE…

Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Illinois)
www.msichicago.org/exhibit/exhome.html
Visit this museum‘s online exhibits…take a tour of a fairy castle or a submarine!

The Natural History Museum – London (London, England)
www.nhm.ac.uk/interactive/kids/
Create your own songs of nature using Ocean, Rain Forest or Countryside sounds…Visit the "Dino Directory"…Make your own scientific conclusions after evaluating mysterious objects…

National Maritime Museum (London, England)
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/nav.00500300i
Find cool projects to make and take fun interactive quizzes, or play interactive games, to learn about the Ocean, Exploration, Ships and more!


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This website was created by Amy B.G. Kaplan (abgkaplan@westchesterlibraries.org)

Last revised February 14, 2010