KYW To-Do List: Philly Zoo livestream, museum tours and more things to do from home

Philadelphia Zoo
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hey there, mandatory homebodies. Welcome to the era of social distancing, where most of us now rarely leave the house.

It’s an unusual situation we find ourselves in, but there are still things to do in and around Philadelphia — from a distance.

If you’ve already binged “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” on Netflix and need something to do, The KYW To-Do List has your back.

We’re all in this together, so let’s try to make the most of it. 


If you haven’t already, set up a happy hour or virtual dinner party with friends and family on Zoom or FaceTime.

If you’re feeling hungry, check out Dining at a Distance for a running list of restaurants near you that offer takeout meals. 


Take a closer look at what Philadelphia museums have on display, like the Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute or the Museum of the American Revolution, all from your home. Area museums are offering you a taste of their collections and online tours.

Or, “travel” overseas to check out some of the best museums around the world, like the Louvre and the Smithsonian, with 360-degree virtual tours.


A lot of us have family pets that may not be the most well-behaved. Now’s a good time to start training. Spend 30 minutes to an hour a day, starting with basic commands like “sit” and “stay.”

More advanced videos are all over YouTube.

The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a daily livestream — find it on social media via #PhillyZooAt2 — where viewers can virtually meet and get their questions answered about their favorite critters. A ton of other zoos across the country are doing their own unique livestreams. 


Catch a Philadelphia Orchestra performance on-demand, where you can search by your favorite composer.

Time Out is also streaming theater performances while Broadway is shut down. They have several shows a day. 

Our favorite musicians are stuck at home, too. Locally, a lot of them are doing free concerts online, like Coronachella on Saturday. Some are playing daily or a few times a week.

Whatever you choose to do, just don’t watch “Groundhog Day.”


KYW Newsradio's Holli Stephens and Rachel Kurland contributed to this list.