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25 Fun Things to Do at Home #ShelterInPlace


The new law of the land: Stay the f*ck home. Shelter in place is in effect until April 7th (at least) for six (and counting?) Bay Area counties.

In place of our usual events-based roundups of fun things to do in the Bay Area, we bring you a special edition of fun things you can do at home. They're local, they're uplifting, they're kooky, they're smart. They are a way to keep you engaged, connected, entertained, and inspired—think dance class with Lines Ballet, drawing with Wendy Macnaughton, virtual museums, the best books, and the cutest puppies.

Have suggestions for more ways to maximize your time at home? Please feel free to share on our Facebook or Instagram.

  1. Plunge into the Monterey Bay Aquarium with live cams on penguins, sea otters, jellyfish, and more. //
  2. Take the time to finally read (or revisit) Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. //
  3. Also check out a San Francisco librarian's picks for eight spring books by Bay Area authors. //
  4. Live stream a dance class with Alonzo King's Lines Ballet. //
  5. Learn to cook at home thanks to Samin Nosrat's new podcast. //
  6. Taking classes in everything from child nutrition to game theory at Stanford, free online. //
  7. Purchase works from Bay Area artists. //
  8. Pass too much time with the SFSPCA's puppy cat cams. //
  9. Stoke your curiosity through videos at the Exploratorium. //
  10. Digitally smell the flowers at Conservatory of Flowers. //
  11. Don't skip your workout. //
  12. Learn to forage your own food. //
  13. Tweet with the birds—and bears, giraffes, and more—of the San Francisco Zoo. //
  14. Tour Juanita More!'s Lower Nob Hill apartment. //
  15. Listen to the music of San Francisco Symphony. //
  16. Enjoy a bedtime story, courtesy of Porchlight. //
  17. Join Glide's Sunday Celebration services. //
  18. Journey to the Farallon Islands. //
  19. Learn to draw with Wendy Macnaughton. //
  20. Shop local, and tag your fav local businesses #7x7shopslocal on Instagram. //
  21. Cook with Cala's Gabriela Camara. //
  22. Peruse the Asian Art Museum's collections. //
  23. Support local restaurants by ordering takeout and delivery. //
  24. Comb through the archives of the GLBT Historical Society. More info
  25. Remember the Golden Gate Bridge. //
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