While so many people are stuck inside, the following locations have offered virtual tours and free online access.
The Louvre Museum
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Yosemite National Park
Great Wall of China
Van Gogh Museum
Museum of Modern Art
San Diego Zoo
NFL Game Day Pass (watch past sporting events, free through August 31st)
The Met Opera (posting a new opera every day, from the past 14 years; available from 7:30pm-6:30pm the next day)
Cape May County Park & Zoo here or here. The Cape May County Park & Zoo virtual zoo is available on the Facebook page daily from 11:30 a.m. until noon. Each day the virtual zoo will feature a short clip of a different animal and challenge visitors to get involved from home. Visit facebook.com/capemaycountyparkzoo/.
New Jersey State Museum, here
, or here
. While the museum is closed, it will continue to post about exhibitions. The museum has different collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. The museum will post about objects, exhibitions and activities that will help childrens stay connected and active. Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/NJStateMuseum/
Newark Museum of Art
. The museum has links to several social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – as well as links to YouTube for videos of past presentations and events. There is a list of upcoming virtual/online events, with information about registration, if necessary, or how to participate. There are many great videos for adults and children.
Princeton University Art Museum
. Although the museum is temporarily closed to visitors, the museum can be explored online. Exhibits and self-guided family activities are offered. Mobile tours allow visitors to tour the campus and learn about the university’s outdoor art. Watch museum videos here
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick, here
. The university’s museum, which includes more than 60,000 works from ancient to contemporary art, is featured in Google Arts and Culture, where collections will be viewable online. The paintings will include background information with date of creation and culture. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is also offering online demonstrations to “help keep children and adults productive during this period of uncertainty.”
Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship. Since the Battleship New Jersey is closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the Battleship’s Curatorial Department has released a virtual tour of the ship on YouTube, available from April 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to May 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Are you subscribed to the Battleship’s YouTube Channel? We add content to the channel every day! Please subscribe to our free YouTube channel.