Arizona Science Center, like many venues, has had to close its doors for in-person visits, but is offering lots of unusual, educational and entertaining activities for families to do online with their children.

The center provides Facebook LIVE demonstrations and instruction online daily. Some recent ones included a demonstration using colored flames with a lesson about fireworks; a staff member doing a frog dissection, an explanation of the “five-finger” story retelling system and a bookmark-making lesson accompanied by an employee reading the book, “Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails” by Betsy Franco and Steve Jenkins. Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board recently delivered a conversation about mental health on Facebook.

To check out the videos, visit The Facebook LIVE lessons are provided at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.

Arizona Science Center also has provided many lesson plans on its website for parents to use with their children. Some include “Disney STEAM: The Magic Kingdom – 5 project Based Lessons” for children in grades kindergarten through eighth and “Cyberchase,” a 3-D builder math app with dozens of math and computing-based activities you may download.

To view the lessons and videos, visit