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Lowther Hall Nora Collisson Centre (Library): Remote Community: Relax and Rejuvenate
What better way to relax and escape than reading? Read a library book or find a book in your house that you've always meant to read or that a family member recommends. Check out our collection of eBooks, digital graphic novels and audiobooks on the app Sora.
This list includes Radiolab which is a favourite with NCC staff!
Explore a Museum
Although their doors are currently closed, it's still possible to explore Melbourne Museum from home, get your science fix at Scienceworks, or discover what connects us as humans at the Immigration Museum.
Museum at Home lets you connect, explore and learn more from your favourite museums every day.
At Scienceworks, we're always asking questions. How does it work? Why does it do that? How is our world changing? If you're feeling like a star without its galaxy at the moment, take a virtual visit to Scienceworks and get your STEM fix from the couch!
Did you know Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths? Explore the Immigration Museum virtually – read personal stories of migration, learn about the history of migration to Australia and discover your own origins.
Studio Ghibli have released a YouTube channel of walkthrough videos from their amazing Tokyo Museum. Photos and videos are usually banned in the museum, so this is an exciting opportunity to take a peek inside without leaving home!
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has released some amazing virtual tours of five different historic sites, with detailed 3-D imagery that allows you to “walk” by clicking hotspots along the floors of the structures.
Explore Egyptian history without leaving home, by visiting:
Join in to work on our community puzzle and see others from Lowther helping solve it - in real time! A bright and colourful image to lift your spirits! Edit your 'nickname' on the site so that others can see who you are and how many pieces you have successfully placed! About 600 pieces in total - and none that your cat can knock off the table!
Enjoy nature or animals? Check out these soothing webcams from around the world. If there's nothing interesting happening on screen, track back in the video to see what you can find, or try another stream.
There are multiple cameras live streaming 24/7 from Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can now enjoy the zoo from anywhere. You might even catch the snow leopard cubs!
The Headspace app includes a range of free content, including a 10 day mindfulness beginner's course. Headspace have also released 'Weathering the Storm', which is a free collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises designed to help everyone through the current global crisis.