Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake Tribune: Arches and Canyonlands national parks to close due to coronavirus. Some who live around Zion National Park are rooting for it to be next. 

Salt Lake Tribune: Pressure builds from locals to close Utah’s Zion National Park even as tourists continue to go there

— Salt Lake Tribune: Park City Mountain Resort furloughs 391 employees after coronavirus ends the ski season early

Salt Lake Tribune: In Utah’s mountains and deserts, Columbia spotted frogs are sentinels of climate change 

Deseret News: Hovenweep, Natural Bridges close; Springdale wants Zion to shut down

Deseret News: More southeast Utah closures, as visitors flood San Rafael to camp

— More southeast Utah closures, as visitors flood San Rafael to camp Local hikers: More people outdoors, trails getting trashed  Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times Avalanche experts urge backcountry travelers to make conservative choices in wake of resort closures

Virtual Events

Worldwide Museums

— Met 360 Project

— Virtual Museum Tours

— Museum Zen Art

— Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

— Tate Britain Museum

— Musee D’Orsay Museum

— Uffizi Gallery

— Van Gogh Museum

— Louvre Egyptian Antiquities Virtual Tour

— Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

— The British Museum

— The White House

— Palace of Versailles

— Doge’s Palace

— Anne Frank House

Local Museums

— The Leonardo At Home

Utah Museum of Fine Art at Home


Clever Octopus Kits

— Kimball Art Center Lesson Plans and ARTS Tours

— Salt Lake Gallery Stroll 

— Virtual First Friday Art Stroll


— Hogle Zoo

— Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

— Tracy Aviary


— Repertory Dance Theatre Dance Classes

Ririe Woodbury Virtual Movement Dance Classes 

Seek Studio Everywhere 


— “Audacity” through April 5, Plan-B Theatre Company 

— “Daddy Long Legs- VIRTUAL” through April 5, Hale Center Theater Orem

Lesson Plans for Children

— Museum Lesson Plans

— Natural History Museum of Utah: Research Quest Live


— Utah Film Center has a variety of Film Streaming Options

Salt Lake Film Society

Sundance Collab


— Kings English Bookshop Story Time 

Utah Humanities #VirtualCampfire


— Utah Symphony YouTube

— The Metropolitan Opera

— Orchestra of Southern Utah YouTube

Locals Lounge Every Night at 7PM


Stem Action Center – STEM in the Home