UPDATED: 04/20/2020. As we all shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many organization's have stepped up to offer free at-home entertainment. Here's a list of more than 50 resources.
- Virtual Museum Tours
- Google Arts & Culture
- Free classes from New York's Museum of Modern Art
- Barnes Takeout from the Barnes Foundation
- Gutenberg - Free ePub and Kindle eBooks
- Open Library
- 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
Children's Education Resources
- List Of Education Companies Offering Free Ssubscriptions Due To School Closings
- Khan Academy
- Videos of people reading stories
- ABC Mouse (Redeem code: SCHOOL7771)
- Movement videos for children (commonly used in elementary schools)
- Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems - Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Williams invites you into his studio daily at 1 pm for the next few weeks for doodle drawing sessions.
Adult Education Resources
- The Science of Well-Being from Yale University
- Get free online cooking lessons from culinary masters while you're social distancing
- 450 free online courses from Ivy League colleges
- Coursera offers University-quality online learning, many courses of which are free.
- Class Central
- Udemy is an online learning platform that offers many free courses as well as many low-cost options ($9-$12).
- Code Academy - Learn to code for free.
- Free Yoga from Corepower on demand
- Always free Crossfit workouts
- Tips for breaking up the day
- Virtual Reality workouts
Movies & Television
- IMDb - The Internet Movie Database streams movies and television shows with commercial breaks.
- International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam - The world's largest documentary film festival is giving viewers access to 302 films released between 1988 and 2019 on its website, free of charge
- The Internet Archives have released 21,000 digitized VHS tapes.
- Netflix Party - Watch Netflix with your friends, virtually.
- Redbox streams live TV on its website. It's free and no sign-in is required.
- Sling TV is offering select content for free. The SLING TV free experience is available through a simple app download on a Roku, Amazon or Android device, or by visiting sling.com on a Chrome, Safari or Edge browser and following the instructions on the welcome screen.
- YouTube - The go-to source for online video. Just search for what you want and you'll probably find it. Music videos, How To & Educational videos, even podcasts like the Beyond Social Media Show!
- Vimeo - A lot of talented videographers and filmmakers host their creations on Vimeo. Plenty of free entertainment here.
- In a Pandemic, Musicians Play in Empty Halls for Audiences Online
- The Metropolitan Opera Will Stream Operas for Free in Wake of Coronavirus
- 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
- Seattle Symphony Announces Free Video Broadcasts and Livestreams
- DJ Adrian Perryman is hosting "Quarantine Karaoke" virtual singoffs
- Moog and Korg Release Synthesizer Apps for Free Amid Social Distancing
- Willie's American Guitars is posting two-minute guitar lessons
- YouTube Music
- 3 Months free guitar lessons from Fender
- Apple Podcasts
- Google Podcasts
- Listen Notes - A podcast search engine
- Free Audio Books
- Major League Baseball is offering every game from 2018-2019 for free at MLB.tv
- You can also watch classic MLB games on YouTube.
- Ken Burns has asked PBS to stream his documentary Baseball for free.
- The NFL is offering free access to NFL Game Pass.
- The NFL's YouTube channel also hosts full games from the past.
- The National Basketball League is offering free access to NBA League Pass while the league is on hiatus.
- The WNBA hosts some highlight videos at YouTube.
- The NHL posts video to its YouTube channel.
- Major League Soccer posts highlight videos at its YouTube channel.