Virtual Tours

While so many people are stuck inside, the following locations have offered virtual tours and free online access.

The Louvre Museum

The Sistine Chapel

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Yosemite National Park

Great Wall of China

Van Gogh Museum

Museum of Modern Art

San Diego Zoo

British Museum

NFL Game Day Pass (watch past sporting events, free through May 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/.

Grounds for Sculpture. The 42-acre sculpture park and arboretum on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Hamilton features works in wood, bronze, stone, steel and paper, according to its homepage. A message on the website reads: “The park and museum are temporarily closed and ‘all programming including workshops, events, rentals and tours are canceled. We will work to reschedule when possible. In the interim, we invite you to explore our collection of 400+ works on our website groundsforsculpture.org and our interactive map gfsmap.org, which features sculpture and horticulture throughout the grounds — a chance to discover something new and maybe learn even more about a longtime favorite.’ ”

Morris Museum, here or here. The Morris Museum encourages folks to stay engaged through its various social media platforms. A statement on the website, morrismuseum.org, reads: “While our doors are closed, we look forward to finding unique, creative ways to serve you, our public. We’ll be exploring virtual opportunities to connect you to the dozens of artists and performers, whom we had planned to showcase for you in person this spring. We’re working on engaging activities that can occupy homebound children and caretakers.” Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/MorrisMuseum/.

 

New Jersey State Museum, here, 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 or 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.

 

Google Arts and Culture Around the World. Explore arts and culture around the world.
Faroe Islands. Take a virtual tour of the the Faroe Islands. Each trip lasts for about one hour, and you can control the tour guide’s destination. Have fun!