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Enjoy some of Greater Boston's best experiences virtually!

Although there are many temporary COVID-19 related closings, you can still explore your favorite Boston area attractions. See below for our growing list of online resources from museums, galleries, arts organizations, performance venues, and more.

 

Tours & Trails

Action Tour Guide offers GPS self-guided audio tours of Boston's Freedom Trail, Harvard Yard, Harbor Walk, and Cape Ann.  Perfect for walking, biking or driving, the audio tours are fully narrated mobile apps available for download.

Make a virtual visit to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord, MA via the website for Freedom’s Way National Heritage AreaHere, you can enjoy many other virtual cultural experiences.

At Home Activities & Virtual Journey of Boston National Park

Climb Bunker Hill Monument with a National Park Service Ranger on a virtual tour and journey up the...

Freedom Trail Foundation Resources

This Day in History videos provide mini-history lessons for each day of the year by typing in the...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

Bored at home due to Coronavirus quarantine? Try a local self-guided scenic drive/walk. Try taking a...

Nature as Artist: A Harvard Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour

We are happy to announce a new self-guided, virtual tour along the theme of "Nature as Artist."...

Newport Mansions Mobile Audio Tours

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gilded Age at your home! Five remarkable audio tours bring you a...

Salem Witch Museum's Online Tour

Witch Trials Online Sites Tour Our online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to...

Take a Virtual Tour of Harvard

Virtual Tours of Harvard "The Hahvahd Tour," our public tour of Harvard Harvard University is now...

Virtual Cultural Experiences in Freedom's Way

Enjoy virtual cultural experiences in Freedom's Way National Heritage Area! The story of Freedom’s...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

 

Museums & Exhibitions

Each day the Museum of Fine Arts will be highlighting various pieces of art over social media with descriptions, podcasts and commentary.

The Peabody Essex Museum is sharing exhibits, educational podcasts, and e-newsletters through their website and social media channels.

Learn more about the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy virtually through a variety of interactive experiences created by the John F. Kennedy Library.

Other museums making their collections available through their website or social channels include: the Commonwealth Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of African American History and the USS Constitution Museum.

#PEMfromHome

Looking for creative projects for the kids or to spend your afternoon diving into collections from...

A Fireside Chat with New HMSC Director Brenda Tindal

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) members are invited to join us in welcoming our new...

Commonwealth Museum Online Exhibits

Experience the Commonwealth Museum from the comfort of your own home! The Commonwealth Museum...

Explore the Gardner's Stolen Art

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum brings all of the greatest museums to you virtually. You can now...

Gardner at Home

Enjoy the Gardner's art, music, gardens, and programs from your home. Explore the courtyard, read...

Harvard Art Museums from Home

The Harvard Art Museums will reopen to visitors on Saturday, September 4, but our events will...

Historian at Home: Online game, A Sailor's Life For Me

The USS Constitution Museum presents a weekly video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl...

History at Home

Stay curious and engaged with Plimoth's virtual workshops! We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning...

Institute of Contemporary Art From Home

While the ICA is temporarily closed for the safety of our community, we are dedicated to bringing...

JFK Library from Home: Analyzing a Jacob Lawrence Painting

For Middle and High School Audiences: Throughout history, the experiences of those who have...

JFK Library from Home: Revisit a Kennedy Vacation Spot in Puzzle

This week's jigsaw puzzle features a sunny scene on Cape Cod, and six of the Kennedy family's dogs!...

Nature as Artist: A Harvard Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour

We are happy to announce a new self-guided, virtual tour along the theme of "Nature as Artist."...

Newport Mansions Mobile Audio Tours

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gilded Age at your home! Five remarkable audio tours bring you a...

Online Art Collection & Art Talk presented by Rose Art Museum

We are thrilled to join the growing ranks of museums offering online access to their collections and...

Salem Witch Museum's Online Tour

Witch Trials Online Sites Tour Our online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to...

The JFK Library: #JFKLfromhome

Learn more about the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy virtually through a variety of...

The Shot Heard Round the World

This microsite will transport you back in time through eye-witness artifacts, including one of the...

Turning Back The Clock: The Raphael Room Textiles

Appreciate a behind-the-scenes look at Isabella Stewart Gardner's original vision for the Raphael...

Virtual Cultural Experiences in Freedom's Way

Enjoy virtual cultural experiences in Freedom's Way National Heritage Area! The story of Freedom’s...

Virtual Resources at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

We, at HMSC, would like to share with you our many virtual resources - visit the HMSC Connects!...

Virtual Tour of The Fairbanks House

The Fairbanks House is the oldest known wooden structure in North America. Tree ring dating shows...

Webisodes from the Boston Tea Party Museum

Enjoy webisodes from the Boston Tea Party Museum! Learn more about that famous event that forever...

Women of the Museum, 1860–1920: Behind-the-Scenes at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

For the first time in the museum’s history, women who labored in the collections, offices, and labs...

The Art of Making Day of the Dead Altars

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that seeks to commemorate and celebrate...

“We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

One of the most exciting developments in Brazilian art and art history today is the emergence of...

Salem Witch Museum: The Not So Good Life Of The Colonial Goodwife

The Not-So-Good Life of The Colonial Goodwife not only makes audiences laugh and grimace – it...

In Conversation with Gonzalo Giribet

HMSC members are invited to a casual evening of conversation with Gonzalo Giribet, the new director...

 

Performing Arts

An audio recording from Boston Lyric Opera's final dress rehearsal of the rarely produced Vincenzo Bellini opera, NORMA -  can be streamed at BLO.org and ClassicalWCRB.org.  

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's social media channels.

Laugh Boston has compiled a list of recommended podcasts to lighten and lift your spirits.

Boston Ballet Online

Welcome to the BB family. We’re so glad you’re here. Since you watched The Nutcracker this season,...

From Boston Ballet with Love & Fan Favorites

We’re bringing you more fan favorites as we gear up for Triple Bill, an exuberant program showcasing...

SoWa From Home: Construction AREA

A R E A Gallery's response to COVID-19 is a new online platform just launched called Construction A...

Boston Ballet Brings Live Music To Your Living Room

End your week on a high note with the musicians of Boston Ballet! We're bringing live music to your...

 

Family Friendly Activities

Dive into the lives of fascinating aquatic creatures with the New England Aquarium's #VirtualVisits! Each day the Aquarium's educators will be posting live videos on their social media accounts allowing everyone to learn more about the aquarium and it's animals. 

Franklin Park and Stone Zoo present #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with our care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and more!

Follow The Boston Children's Museum social media accounts for fun at home activities, homeschooling info, their list of our list of #100WaysToPlay and so much more!

The Museum of Science will be hosting a variety of innovative STEM webinars for kids to help unleash their inner creativity and solve problems.

 

Watch: New England Aquarium Online Penguin Feeding

 

#ZooToYou

Get an inside look to the care and commitment to our mission! Check out #ZooToYou: a daily dose of...

At Home Activities & Virtual Journey of Boston National Park

Climb Bunker Hill Monument with a National Park Service Ranger on a virtual tour and journey up the...

Atlascope

Atlascope is a tool for exploring historic urban maps in metropolitan Boston and telling stories...

Boston Book Festival Archive

It’s no exaggeration to say that the twelfth annual Boston Book Festival was unlike any other in our...

Civics at Home

Make a Difference These activities for children and families encourage young people to think about...

Freedom Trail Foundation - Virtual Tours Live!

Virtual Tours Live! With an engaging historian as your guide, “visit” 12 official historic sites...

Freedom Trail Foundation Resources

This Day in History videos provide mini-history lessons for each day of the year by typing in the...

Freedom Trail Foundation's Classrooms Live

The Freedom Trail Foundation's new Classrooms Live! offers teachers the opportunity to invite a...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Historian at Home: Online game, A Sailor's Life For Me

The USS Constitution Museum presents a weekly video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl...

History at Home

Stay curious and engaged with Plimoth's virtual workshops! We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning...

JFK Library's Teaching And Learning Tuesdays

The department of education and public programs is dedicated to providing additional support to...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

Bored at home due to Coronavirus quarantine? Try a local self-guided scenic drive/walk. Try taking a...

MOS at Home

The Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers, has launched a new...

Online Art Collection & Art Talk presented by Rose Art Museum

We are thrilled to join the growing ranks of museums offering online access to their collections and...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

Virtual Resources at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

We, at HMSC, would like to share with you our many virtual resources - visit the HMSC Connects!...

Virtual Visit to the New England Aquarium

Dive into the lives of fascinating aquatic creatures with the New England Aquarium's #VirtualVisits!...

MIT Museum's Virtual Idea Hub

Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the...

 

Concerts and Nightlife

Live Nation has launched their Live from Home series including live streams and content from popular artists, listed below.

Big Night Live offers Big Night TV - featuring live dj performances you can access via their Facebook page. 

SoWa From Home: Construction AREA

A R E A Gallery's response to COVID-19 is a new online platform just launched called Construction A...

Jazz Worship

It’s Thursday evening and it’s already been a long week. Relax and recenter with soulful jazz music...

24th Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Virtual Dance Featuring Lily Tomlin

The 24th Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Dance will take place virtually on Saturday, October...

Sports & Recreation

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Online Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes Yoga at CRI w/ Anna Juraschek Yoga with Anna is for those rowers with a regular yoga...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

 

Cooking Classes

Tuscan Kitchen has created a quick and easy recipe & cooking kits to make homemade pizza, pasta, and pastries! 

Check out Cooking Live and Tutorial Videos - featuring Emiris, Dave, and Nimesh Maharjan, Chefs of Tuscan Kitchen  on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram

Enjoy Taco & Tequila Tuesday At Home

Featuring a New Taco & Tequila Pairing every Tuesday! Tacos also available a la carte for $5/ea....

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Boston Safe & Strong Pledge

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is partnering with the City of Boston...

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