Things to do: Top Virtual Activities and Online Adventures

With a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order in place, it’s more important than ever to stay inside, stay busy, and to keep yourself engaged! Here’s a list of the best online activities you can do from the comfort of your home.


Be Active!

Complete the RecWell Laker Strong workout series

Attend a Grand Rapids live fitness class via Zoom

Can’t make it to your local YMCA? Try one of their classes online for free!

Dance your heart out with a Zumba class


Train Your Brain

Learn more about the elements of science with a Michigan Science Center virtual tour

Check out these art exhibits at the Louvre

Wow your friends by learning a new language on Duolingo

Test your knowledge of the world of GeoGuessr!


Show Your Laker Pride

Virtually visit all your favorite parts of campus with the GVSU webcams

Tap into your creative side with these GVSU-themed coloring pages

Discover the hidden games on the GVSU homepage

Looking for even more things to do? Check out the Office of Student Life Idea Generator!


Visit Your Favorite Outdoor Spots

Get a taste of spring with the Frederick Meijer Gardens’ virtual tour of the butterfly exhibit

“Stroll” through New York’s Central Park

Check out some Hawaiin volcanoes with a virtual tour

Enjoy the Northern Lights from the comfort of your couch


Take a Trip to the Zoo

Watch giraffes, elephants, tigers, and more enjoy spring at the San Diego Zoo

Spend some time with the Detroit Zoo falcon

Catch up with the sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Have a “whale” of a time with the Georgia Aquarium whales


Make Your Day Magical

Explore the Hogwarts Escape Room on a much-deserved study break

Pretend you’re soaking in the Florida sun with these Disney World rides

Spend some time exploring Mars with NASA’s Curiosity rover

Host a Netflix party with your favorite fellow Lakers!


With these cool virtual experiences, you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun while staying inside. Be sure to check in with your friends, follow the CDC recommendations, take care of yourself, and stay safe!

The Office of Student Life is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.