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Fun Things to Do at Home

The list below barely scratches the surface of fun, educational and entertaining things you can do at home.  What are you doing?  Email us at to get it included in this list.

University of Mary Washington Great Lives Lecture Series
Online lectures by UMW faculty  
January 19 - March 18, 2021

1. Go to the Opera. The Metropolitan Opera is dark, but is streaming encore presentations from its award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure.

2. Visit a Museum. Google has curated exhibitions from some of the world’s major museums.  The Virginia Museum of History and Culture has some really interesting lectures and tours online.

3. Visit the National Zoo. Watch a webcam. 

4. Call Someone. Maybe you haven’t been in touch with a friend in a while. Now is a good time to catch them at home.

5. Stream an Exercise Class. Silver Sneakers Strength and Balance Class.

6. Go Out for a Walk. Enjoy the warm weather in your neighborhood.

7. Write in a Journal. What are you thinking and feeling during this unprecedented time?

8. Listen to Music. Turn on your radio or listen for free music on Pandora.  Many singers are performing from home on YouTube. Here's a Window Seat Concert from singer Suzy Bogguss.

9. Declutter. Sort through those cabinets, closets and drawers you’ve been meaning to declutter. Check out videos on and search “declutter videos".  The Goodwill at Harrison Crossing receives donations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm daily, but the store is otherwise closed.  540-693-2693.

10. Genealogy. Research your family tree with free resources.

11. Engross Yourself in a New Book. The Orange County Library Wilderness Branch may be closed, but the books are still available.  Also:

12. Be Creative with Materials You Have at Home. Visit the Arts Center of Orange

13. Stretch your Brain:  Learn a language for free.  Duolingo offers free instruction.  

14. Explore our National Parks.  

15. Go to the Kennedy Center.  Enjoy free videos and extraordinary on-demand performances as well as educational activities.

16.  For History Buffs. C-SPAN American History TV has thousands of hours of history content.

17.  Attend UMW Great Lives lectures. Although the rest of this year's season has been cancelled, you can catch up on those lectures you missed as well as those in the Archives. 

18.  Love music?  Check out Live from Here with Chris Thile, a music and comedy variety show.

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