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  • A. Pintura, Art Detective. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
    Outstanding, clever, and stimulating site using a Dashiell Hammett detective style to explore art in some depth.

  • Albright-Knox Art Games. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.kids.albrightknox.org
    This interactive site engages children in art activities that help them to learn about artists and the works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

  • American Treasures. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/
    Divided into three main areas-Memory, Reason, and Imagination-with approximately twenty items in each, this site is exceptionally rich. It is to be a continuously updated exhibit at the Library of Congress.

  • The @rt Room. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/index.html
    Provides a learning environment for exploring the world of art. Includes bibliographies of art books, exhibits of kids' art from different parts of the world, and facts about famous artists.

  • Carving at Skidegate. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.Spruceroots.org/PoleSite/Haida.html
    Photographs and text indicate the elaborate nature of totem pole carving.

  • Cartoonster Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://cartoonster.kidzdom.com
    This site is a site worth visiting if you are interested in learning about the basics of cartoon animation. Created by a teenager, there are simple tutorials that help you understand the concepts of frame by frame animation.

  • Hands on Crafts. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.handsoncrafts.org
    An online studio for kids to play around with pottery, weaving, quilting, and basketry. Uses video, photos, and fun online activities to teach about these traditional arts.

  • The Imagination Factory. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.kid-at-art.com
    This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.

  • Inside Art. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/index.html
    What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? An adventure inside art history.

  • Origami. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.origami.vancouver.bc.ca/
    Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding from Joseph Wu in Japan. Contains links to many other origami sites, including "How to Make an Origami Crane."

  • Oriland. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.oriland.com
    This extensive site offers an origami world to explore, an opportunity to design cities with fold paper models, basic techniques and tips, and a studio with clear directions for folding more than 70 forms, as well as poetry and games.

  • World Wide Art Gallery. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.theartgallery.com.au/kidsart.html
    See examples of art done by children from around the world, and connect to links of art activities and information about art and art history.
 
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  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
    The Adler opened on May 12, 1930, as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and continues today to interpret the exploration of the universe for the broadest possible audience.

  • The Art Institute of Chicago. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.artic.edu/aic/kids/index.html
    Includes activities for children. Excellent opening page with animated changes of the art images. Includes exploring "A Mysterious Mummy" and "Thousands of Dots" (about a painting by Georges Seurat).

  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth 
    http://www.childrensmuseum.org/
    The museum offers nontraditional learning opportunities for children and their families. Includes explorations of dinosaurs and visits to "Rex's Lending Library"

  • The Exploratorium, San Francisco. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.exploratorium.edu
    An online version of a hands-on museum in San Francisco that permits you to do your own cow's eye dissection or learn the science behind a home run. Be sure to visit the "Learning Studio."

  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.thinker.org/
    Utterly fabulous site combining multiple museum holdings in an over 75,000-item database. Images are excellent, and you can send your comments and knowledge about the paintings to the museum.

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/
    Provides online exhibits about the Ice Ages and prehistoric mammals as well as a trip back to our Midwestern lands 16,000 years ago.

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://collectionsonline.lacma.org
    This fully-searchable database allows the user to search by subject, artist, keyword and more among over 45,000 records and 27,000 digital images.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/index.asp
    This is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art-several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time-spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

  • The National Air and Space Museum Web Site, Washington, D.C. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.nasm.si.edu/
    A part of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum contains resources about flight, airplanes, and space travel.

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.nga.gov/
    The National Gallery of Art and its collections belong to the people of the United States of America. European and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and selected works on paper. Full-screen views of whole paintings and details allow close study. The site also includes information on artists and on the museum's facilities and services.

  • National Gallery of Art for Kids. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.nga.gov/kids
    Explore stories in art, take a post card tour of one of the galleries, get directions for art activities and projects, and more.

  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://national.gallery.ca/
    Contains the largest collection of Canadian art in the world. Contains a virtual tour. Includes sections on Intuit Art, Contemporary Art, and European, American, and Asian Art.

  • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.nmai.si.edu
    Part of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum is devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

  • Ology. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://ology.amnh.org
    The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique museum experience for kids from 8-12. Included are stories, games and interactive activities.

  • Portrait Detectives. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/nof/portraits
    Using portraits painted centuries ago, we can now learn about the persons and the era in which they lived. Take a guided tour, or investigate by yourself.

  • Salem (Mass.) Witch Museum. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/
    Useful since kids study this area of history. "Haunted Happenings," a commercial part of Salem stuff, is very neat.

  • Smithsonian Education Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.smithsonianeducation.org
    Whether you're planning a visit, have already visited and even if you've never been to the Smithsonian Museum, this site will have something of interest for you. Take a virtual tour, learn about science, natural history, aviation, dinosaurs, or whatever else interests you. There is something here for everyone.

  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.mnh.si.edu/
    Great site for gaining an understanding of the natural world and our place in it.

  • University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
    If you like paleontology, you'll enjoy the online exhibits here.

  • WebMuseum, Paris. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/
    This is an exciting collection of resources on many subjects ranging from Paul CÚzanne, to information on Paris, to Medieval art treasures. Many images can be enlarged for closer viewing.
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  • Kid's Times. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.kidstimes.org
    This current events site is a companion to What's In the News, a weekly television program produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting, and offers news stories written by kids for kids.

  • The World Wide Art Gallery. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.theartgallery.com.au/kidsart.html
    See examples of art done by children from around the world, and connect to links of art activities and information about art and art history.

  • Zoom By Kids, For Kids. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://pbskids.org/zoom/
    This site offers games, activities, projects and more. Play along or submit your own activities.

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