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Virtual Boston

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 - explore Boston and its surroundings! This self-guided...

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."...

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...

VR Experience at Key to Amaze

Don't miss the best fun around right under your feet! Fly, be an archer, captain a pirate ship,...

Center for Astrophysics Observatory Night: Observing Pollution from Space

Join experts from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and NASA for an evening...

 

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...

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...

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...

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."...

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...

Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders,...

Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy

Today there are an estimated 7.6 million Jewish Americans living in the country, the majority of...

A Tale of the Coolidges, The Algonquin Club of Boston, and American Memory

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, Algonquin Club...

Center for Astrophysics Observatory Night: Observing Pollution from Space

Join experts from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and NASA for an evening...

Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders,...

Research Projects at the MHS Sponsored by the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts

Speakers: Aabid Allibhai, Harvard University Daniel Bottino, Rutgers University Rev. Dr. Christian...

 

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.

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...

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

 

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...

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 - explore Boston and its surroundings! This self-guided...

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...

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!...

Center for Astrophysics Observatory Night: Observing Pollution from Space

Join experts from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and NASA for an evening...

 

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. 

Sports & Recreation

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

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

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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