Learning continues amid coronavirus imposed limitations with a myriad of educational and activity-based eLearning options
While formal learning venues like colleges, extended ed, and even community centers are closed and lights out that doesn't mean learning and social connections are out of reach for San Francisco residents eager to learn and pump up those skills.
Though familiar concrete sites have disappeared for now, adult learning options are abundant in the San Francisco Bay Area with remote, digital, and virtual options for classrooms and workshops, museums, and interactive activities.
The possibilities are as endless as your interests. Here is a partial listing of classes, and workshops, exercise, dance, exhibitions and whatnot for learning and fun while taking care at home.
While distance learning lets you connect with offerings across the country and the world, this listing highlights local, well loved venues to keep some connection with the familiar in our lives.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Virtual Dance Center. San Francisco's premier dance destination for dance education for more than 35 years, has been an incredible gift for adult dance students at all levels offering workshops and master class instruction by elite choreographers, artists, and companies.
Virtual Wellness and Classes at San Francisco YMCA for wellness resources including live virtual classes led by Y of SF instructors.
Attention seniors: Connecting with others for both social and learning opportunities is at the core of the amazing range of classes offered at San Francisco's Community Living Campaign.
The San Francisco Public Library offers robust access to books and media, research and articles, SF Historical photos, and much more, plus many (but not all) eLearning resources including Lynda.com for tech learning you can access for free with your SFPL card.
Kanopy is a streaming movie site that offers thousands of films for free through our public library via your library card or university login.
California Academy of Sciences offers its Museum at Home, #MuseumFromHome, a new and connective way to tour everyone's favorite science museum and keep tabs on their favorite Academy creatures!
The Asian Art Museum welcomes you to its myriad of digital experiences "designed to help you find some inner peace." Nice, and just what you need right now. The means to this peaceful end takes you on an art-filled journey with art videos, virtual hikes, and even a creative stress-releaser with adult coloring pages that you can print out at home! Learn how at the museum website.
The Museum of Modern Art has a lot to offer us "homebodies" with #MuseumFromHome, as the museum's content is now available 24/7.
The Legion of Honor and De Young Museums are worth an online visit.
The Oakland Museum of California: Stay connected with this terrific museum that highlights the best of and the real Oakland, the Bay Area, and California. Although closed, the Oakland Museum is committed to staying connected with the community.