Stay Busy With These Virtual Tours & Programs During COVID-19

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Stuck at home and bored? These local businesses in Springfield are offering some great online and take-home programs to keep you busy until the stay-at-home order ceases. Here are some things you can do with your family at home brought to you by local Springfield businesses. See a longer list below of businesses worldwide offering some pretty cool stuff. Found any other local offerings? Email us at [email protected] and we may add it to the list. 

Local Offerings

Five Pound Apparel

Five Pound Apparel is selling Support SGF T-shirts and donating the proceeds to a local business of your choice. 

AR Workshop

AR Workshop is offering DIY-To-Go Kits for adults and kids to do their own DIY project at home.

Askinosie Chocolate

Virtually tour Askinosie Chocolate and see the factory and how our local chocolate is made. 

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo’s “letters to a zoo animals” campaign invites children of all ages to write a letter to their favorite zoo animal and listen to their letter being read on social media. The campaign recently made national headlines.

The History Museum on The Square

The History Museum on the Square is asking adults and kids to write letters to them about their experience with COVID-19 and submit them for future research and exhibits about COVID-19. 

The Moxie Cinema

Every Friday the Moxie Cinema will open a virtual screening room for those looking to see a movie that’s still in theaters and not available anywhere else. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Moxie. 

The Springfield Art Museum

Virtually tour the Springfield Art Museum and see all the wonders and works of art it possesses. 

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is conducting a coloring contest weekly for individuals to win various prizes to attractions in Springfield by coloring a coloring page. They’re also doing a Thirty Reasons We #Lovespringfield social media campaign to show love to local businesses and attractions. 

Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum in Branson uploaded a video series giving a virtual tour of the museum.

Other Offerings

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