Arts, Leisure & Music
- Visit a famous museum from the comfort of your own home. Here's a list of famous museums offering a virtual museum tour. This is incredibly cool for students looking for ways to stay on top of their studies while schools are closed.
- Here’s a link to a really cool NPR article with tons of things to do online from Broadway, Music, Education, Sports & Fitness.
- Spontaneous live shows are springing up everywhere as musicians, bands, and DJs get creative. Check out some of these music steams and virtual concerts to watch as you shelter-in-place
- Always wanted to be a playwright? Check out Lauren Gunderson as she helps aspiring artists in quarantine live out their dreams by offering a writing tutorial while quarantined in her home in San Francisco. An added treat is the children screaming in the background.
- Looking to spice up your at-home beverages? Here's an online guide to 10 easy cocktails to make at home.
- Color Our Collections is a collection of free coloring sheets from around the world. Download, print, and share your favorites with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections!
- Although the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center may be closed, the show must go on. Check out their ever-growing list of organizations that are offering free online visual and performing arts experiences.
- Do you have a child who loves the stage? StarStruck Academy and Theatre is for them! They are hosting summer camps as well as putting on the musical production "RENT" this summer! Starstruck's summer camps include various themed weeks such as "Camp Disney" and "Frozen in July."
- On the hunt for a good time? Click here to get your Trail Treasure Map and join the Treasure Coast Wine and Ale Trail! For every location you visit, whether it be a winery, cidery, or brewery, receive stamps to add to your map and submit your map to any participating venues to receive your prize!
Gettin' Artsy and Crafty
- At-Home Wood Crafting made easy. Check out these fun and easy DIY-To-Go Craft Kits from AR Workshop Port St. Lucie – a local boutique DIY woodcraft studio. You order online, pick up your materials, and take them home. (Thanks to Patty Brookshire for the suggestion!)
- (LOCAL) Are kids driving you crazy already? Check out new craft project ideas offered on Crafted by Tara Beik Creative’s Facebook Page.
- (LOCAL) Stuart Ceramics - our favorite place to make your own ceramics - offers plenty of great ideas for crafts.
- (LOCAL) Pinder's Nursery offers curbside pickup for gardening kits such as an herb kit, patio color kit, indoor plants kit, and butterfly kit. Orders can be placed online through their website.
- (LOCAL) Owner of O's Cafe at the Elliot Museum, Chef Olivia Binn Ostrow, will be streaming live from her backyard three times a week with fun and interactive cooking classes.
- For live broadcasts of At-Home Crafting ideas, check out Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly’s Facebook.
- (LOCAL) Hobe Sound Murals Project - There are fun 'treasure-hunt' hidden aspects painted within each mural... So stop by the Chamber for a Mural Tour Map/Brochure and either walk, bike, drive or take a sponsored tour to and around these landmarks!
- (LOCAL) ARTSFEST 2021! On February 20-21 from 10 am - 5 pm, ARTSFEST 2021 will be held in downtown Stuart and via live stream so that however you choose to show up, you can see, hear, taste, celebrate and be part of the experience!
High School and College Students
- Adobe Cloud For School was based only on lab access: Adobe cloud is now available and free to all students working from home.
- Zoom video conferencing tools free of charge: Any student or teacher who fills out an online form can be given free unlimited access to Zoom
- Graduating HS seniors and college students, wondering what your college is planning for the fall semester? Chronicle.com has constant updates regarding your college's tentative plan for the fall.
- Khan Academy offers courses in math, physics, U.S. history, grammar, economics, and biology. High school sophomores and juniors can also find free SAT practice questions and tests. (Even though the upcoming SAT administrations have been canceled or postponed, students still might want to prepare for this important exam!)
- Want to boost your resume and prove to colleges that you can handle challenging material? EdX offers more than 2,500 courses online for free!
- Still unsure of what you want to major in? Coursera allows you to be taught by professors from Ivy League schools and other elite schools like the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Duke. By taking these advanced courses, you can explore a possible major choice for when you go to college!
- Want to brush up on your writing skills? Quill, an interactive writing site, is offering its services for free to anyone affected by school closures.
- Interested in coding? Codecademy allows you to choose what to learn, including building websites to analyze data.
- Why not pick up a new skill? Through Phlearn, you can learn about Photoshop, Lightroom, mobile editing, as well as the fundamentals of taking great pictures!
- YouTube EDU - From tips on effectively working or studying from home to chemistry or fitness videos, make sure to check out YouTUbe's channel on education!
- Disney World! All four Disney Parks are open, as well as Disney Springs. For further details on how you and your family can start to feel the magic of Disney once again, visit Disney's website.
- Take the kids for a fun day at the bowling alley! Both Jensen Beach Bowl and Stuart Lanes are open. Feel free to check out Stuart Lanes and Jensen Beach Bowl's websites!
- Use your free time to improve your well-being. Yoga is a great outlet to improve mental and physical health with access to limited resources. Check out this beginner's guide online.
- 76 Golf World is open and ready to give you a fun-filled day! If a round of minigolf or maybe some time on the batting cages is your thing, be sure to give 76 Golf World a visit! To find more information about the attractions they offer, visit their website.
- Checkout Drive Shack to practice perfecting your swing while enjoying great food and a cold one at their rooftop lounge. Take a look at their website!
- Enjoy Slow Yoga with local YogaLoft instructor Laura Wenger. Click here for a free demo and consider signing up for online classes.
- Avoid Being a Couch Potato. Stay fit and keep your body moving with these free online classes offered by places like Golds Gym and Planet Fitness!
- The World Health Organization has released a simple guide to staying healthy during the quarantine.
- Orange Theory Fitness has supplied the public with free daily 30-70 minute at-home workout videos and recovery videos for that post-workout soreness.
- The Kane Center - These classes range from "Chair Yoga" to "Zumba Gold" and have limited availability! Be sure to book your next class today!
- Sunday Funday - Head to the Stuart Green Market for a relaxing Sunday and support local vendors!
Watching Sports Online
- The NBA is in action! Visit the NBA's website for further information about upcoming games.
- The NHL is back! Check out the games now!
- The UFC is still going. Stay tuned with the upcoming fights.
- FOX Sports has created numerous virtual reality and 360 video versions of previous sporting events to make you feel like you are right there in the stands!
Environment and Nature
- Fun in the sun is back! Sailfish Splash Water Park is reopened to the public. The park does have safety precautions to take note of before planning your next trip to the waterslides. Click here for more information.
- Good news Martin County...Our beaches are open to the public! Social distancing and avoiding gathering in large groups is encouraged.
- Interested in a sunrise kayak sesh? Check out some local kayak rental shops like Beach Water Sports or South River Outfitters to enjoy some peaceful nature out on the water.
- Private surf lessons are the perfect way to spend the summer in Martin County! Ohana Surf Shop is a family run surf shop located on Hutchinson Island that offers private surf lessons to kick your summer off on a tropical note! If you've always wanted to learn how to surf, now is as good of a time as any!
- The Oceanographic Center is open Wednesday through Sunday if you are looking for some educational family fun! Along with the sessions they hold during the day, the center is offering nighttime sea turtle walks!
- Looking for a change of scenery? Take a stroll on one of our bridges or beaches during sunrise or sunset. Sunrise is at 6:59 am, and sunset is around 6:10 pm; getting some exercise with a view and social distancing has never been easier.
- Take advantage of our beautiful weather here! The US Sailing Center of Martin County offers youth sailing, adult and family lessons, certifications, programs, and homeschool sailing!
- Know how to row? If not, the Treasure Coast Rowing Club offers lessons!
Learning and Literacy and Languages
- The Elliott Museum - As one of Martin County's most beloved museums, they offer various exhibits such as a vast collection of vintage cars, baseball artifacts, artwork, etc.
- Be sure to visit the Martin County School District's website for further details on your child's options regarding the 2020-21 school year.
- Too lazy to read more books while you're stuck at home? Audible is offering free online audiobooks.
- Finding yourself at home with kids aged 3-6? Duolingo ABC is a new English literacy app launched early due to the COVID-19 pandemic to teach children with fun and engaging material.
- (LOCAL) Our Pioneers Are Buried Here is a new self-guided walking tour offered by All Saints’ Cemetery in Jensen Beach, Florida. Learn more about the first sheriff, postmaster, letter carrier, attorney, judge, mayor, county commissioners, city officials, developers, and many other influential Treasure Coast residents who have been laid to rest on these nine acres of history.