Visit a museum!

That’s bad advice, since in my experience museums tend to be full of excited, eager disease-carriers — I mean, children — and a lot of museums are currently closing their doors and laying off staff. There are still museums with an online presence, though. Here’s a spider expert answering questions at the Burke Museum, and the Bell Museum has video tours of their exhibits. Tell your little disease-carriers kids to sit down and pretend they’re visiting a museum!

Hey, also, when this is all over, and when your finances have recovered…become a member of your nearest museum. They’re all hurting right now, too, and we should appreciate and support our local resources.


  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    In mid-February before this insanity got serious, I played hookie from the cube farm and visited the Milwaukee Public Museum. Took a few pictures. If I can find a place to post them would anyone be interested in viewing them?

  2. rabbitbrush says

    Here’s the link to the spider expert at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Rod Crawford, answering questions about spiders. PZ’s link is just a link to yootoob search.

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    No problem, chigau. I could have sworn aimtook more there seems to be a whole other floor missing.

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    In Gainesville (FL), the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention has launched email-based “Cade At Home”,

    … fun, STEAM activities that you can try at home – all linked to our Mothers of Invention exhibition. We’ll include everyday things you can use at home for activities, plus step-by-step videos and instructions to invent and create at home!

    as well as “Radio Cade” – a set of 50+ podcasts on the lives and creations of “inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries”.

  5. Toklineman says

    It occurred to me yesterday that another employment sector greatly unemployed these days must be that of prostitution. They will have no customer base until the population has a sufficient proportion of plague survivors.