Kids: Things To Do At Home

Exploring the past isn't just something you do at a museum! These websites and fun activities will turn your computer into an interactive history exhibit. Note: Many of the interactive activities require the Flash plug-in.


Learn about the many responsibilities of the U.S. president, decode the symbols on the presidential seal, and write your own letter to the president.

Construct your own sod house on the open prairie the way settlers did in the 1800s. Will yours stay standing?

Choose to begin a trip to the post office in 1955 or 2005. All of the barriers you will encounter in a wheelchair are based on real-life incidents. Send a postcard to a friend when you reach the end!

Decipher the imagery in a buffalo hide painting to understand the buffalo’s role in the lives of American Indians who live on the northern plains.

Select a mystery character from the Civil War and examine objects that hold the key to their identity. Are you up for a challenge?

Examine the objects left behind by the Springer family, who lived in Delaware more than 200 years ago. What can you learn about their lives? What could people in the future learn about you?