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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;...

Live Virtual Walking Tour of Boston's Freedom Trail

Lots of plans have had to change in 2020, so if you can’t make it to Boston this year, join our live...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

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

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 MuseumMuseum of African American History and the USS Constitution Museum.

#MuseumfromHome

Celebrate the world of art at home with the Museum of Fine Arts #MuseumfromHome. While the MFA is...

#PEMfromHome

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

Ask a Scientist: Online Presentation by Museum of Science

Museum of Science will livestream every day on Facebook & Zoom with different topics. All past...

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...

Family Activity: Basket Weaving

Evidence shows that basket making in North America using the twining technique dates back 9,000...

Fan Art Friday

Isabella Stewart Museum is introducing #FanArtFriday! while we are closed to the public, we're...

Free Virtual Lecture: The Last Common Anestor

The last common ancestor of chimpanzees and modern humans is believed to have evolved in Africa six...

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 are temporarily closed, but our channels are open and refreshed frequently....

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!...

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 Art of Pleasure

Felipe Muñoz (Harvard ’22) explores how an Archaic Greek bowl attributed to the Kleophrades Painter,...

The JFK Library: #JFKLfromhome

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

The Museum of African American History: An Online Exploration

Immerse yourself in Afro-American history and heritage with the Museum of African American History's...

Turning Back The Clock: The Raphael Room Textiles

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

USS Constitution Goes Virtual: Daily Virtual Tours

The USS Constitution Museum brings the Museum to you even if it is currently closed to the public to...

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...

Week of the Young Child Celebration

The Week of the Young Child is an annual national week-long event to celebrate the early learning of...

Pontormo—Drawing the Figure

Harvard’s collection of unforgettable figure studies by Pontormo illustrates the artist’s stunning...

The Bind of Beauty

Sophia Mautz (Harvard ’21) examines the tension between nature and artifice in constructions of...

Art Talk Live: Reframing Photographic Histories at the Harvard Art Museums

In this talk, photography curator Makeda Best will explore the history of photography collecting at...

Native Americans and the National Consciousness: Virtual Reading and Conversation with Joy Harjo

The Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums present a reading and...

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

Wilderland Film Festival

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

Dope Labs Unplugged

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

ReRooted: Presented by The HairStory Project

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

The Event Horizon Telescope: Exploring the Cosmic Unknown Through Global Collaboration

The international team from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is back to share new insights into...

 

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.

ArtsBoston Holiday Sampler

Twelve Days of Joy: Reconnect w/ holiday traditions & also discover something new!

Art Classes to Shake Up Your Winter - ArtsBoston

For art lovers and artists alike, missing performances and gatherings this winter has been...

Blue Heron Presents Complete Performance of Gabriel Fauré

In collaboration with our friends and colleagues from A Far Cry, we present to you today a complete...

Blue Man Group at Home: Cirque Du Soleil 60-Minute Special

Blue Man Group at Home looks a little different. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect or check the...

Boston Ballet Online

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

Boston Israeli Film Festival

Join us March 4-10 for the best new Israeli films! Watch documentaries, narratives, shorts, and...

Boston Symphony Orchestra: #BSOatHome

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with...

ChoreograpHER program by Boston Ballet at Home

Take a look back at our first BB@home: ChoreograpHER program, which featured six original works by...

Conversation with Mala’s playwright and director

In the four years since Mala's premiere at ArtsEmerson, it has been performed at two other theatres,...

Emmanuel Music: Lindsey Chapel Series

Streamed live weekly on Thursdays at Noon from Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, the 2021 series...

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...

Beyond A Winter's Day

Boston-based experimental theatre ensemble Liars & Believers is pleased to announce the debut of...

A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

For 17 years, A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened audiences...

Everybody

In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of...

The Conjurors' Club

Join us for an intimate and interactive multi-magician experience, performed live nightly. For the...

Lluís Claret’s 70th Birthday Celebration Concert

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. All concerts raise resources...

2021 Irish Film Festival

Founded in 2000, the Irish Film Festival Boston has become one of New England’s premier ethnic film...

NewFest New Play Workshop: An Interior of the Artists Without Her Sister

Emerson Stage presents a workshop production of a new play in development by an established...

Spring Awakening (a virtual production)

Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people...

“Thina”: A New Piece from SYREN Modern Dance

SYREN Modern Dance joins the Museum for a special virtual event this spring! After premiering their...

Boston Early Music Festival: Music of Solace and Joy

Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021—"Music of Solace and Joy". We...

 

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...

Ask a Scientist: Online Presentation by Museum of Science

Museum of Science will livestream every day on Facebook & Zoom with different topics. All past...

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...

Civics at Home

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

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...

Old North Church Classroom Lessons

The following classroom lessons can be used in advance of a visit to the Old North Church to help...

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...

The Boston Children's Museum's Play & Learning Resources

Children spend their whole day learning, and Boston Children’s Museum provides resources for...

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 Singalong Live Streaming

Every Monday through Friday at 10 am, musician Matt Heaton is live streaming virtual singalongs for...

Virtual Visit to the New England Aquarium

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

 

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. 

Emmanuel Music: Lindsey Chapel Series

Streamed live weekly on Thursdays at Noon from Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, the 2021 series...

Keep Your Distance Fest: A Virtual Music Festival & Live Stream Show

Hello Fellow Social Distancers! We're pleased to announce KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FEST: a virtual music...

Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break

Home with the little ones? KidsBop is livestreaming Monday-Friday on their YouTube Channel for a...

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...

Scullers Living Room Live-Jeremy Pelt Cd Release - Griot: This Is Important!

Scullers is excited to present trumpeter/composer/author Jeremy Pelt who has a new recording out on...

Livestream Concerts from the Beehive Restaurant

The Beehive stage is coming alive once again (with safety precautions & social distancing in...

Scullers Living Room Live Presents Soweto Kinch

The Broadcast is Live from the U.K. on Scullers's' Facebook Page.

The Conjurors' Club

Join us for an intimate and interactive multi-magician experience, performed live nightly. For the...

Scullers Living Room Live Presents Saxophonist Greg Abate And Pianist Tim Ray

Join us at 7:30pm Eastern on March 13 for the Greg Abate Duo with pianist Tim Ray A suggested...

We Banjo 3: Live from Ireland At Your House

We Banjo 3 (WB3) hosts their next epic virtual experience, We Banjo 3: Live From Ireland, right in...

Zakir Hussain at Your House

Zakir Hussain is appreciated in both the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an...

kiss kiss, BANG BANG: The Dutch ReBelle Experience

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

SubSpace Sessions: Genie Santiago

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

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...

Run Wild Virtual 5k Series

Run wild with Zoo New England's first virtual 5K series! Join the pack and set out for a run, walk,...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

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

Bollyx Class with Purnima At Your House

Break up your home workout routine or start a new one with this fun BollyX class led by our board...

 

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

Getaway in a Glass Cocktail Recipe

Loews Boston Hotel and Precinct Kitchen + Bar are sharing its iconic cocktail, "Whiskey Winter," to...

Virtual Wine Tasting Experiences

Whether you're looking for a unique way to connect with clients, reward your team, or simply raise a...

Enjoy Taco & Tequila Tuesday At Home

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

Irish Whiskey: On the Island of Ireland

Whether you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just want to taste Irish whiskey, let’s...

Celebrate What Unites Us!

Join us for Celebrating What Unites Us! virtual cooking series, a collaboration of Age-Friendly...

From the Mic to the Glass: A Sensory Experience of Music, Wine, and Mindfulness

Terroir is a wine term typically associated with soil, climate, aspect to the Sun, and sometimes...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

$50 Daily Credit to Chopps American Bar and Grill

Book with the Boston Marriott Burlington and receive a $50 Daily Credit to use at Chopps American...

Bambara's Family-Style Kits

Bambara Kitchen & Bar and its Capalbo’s Italian Pop-Up will soon begin offering weekly...

Live Boston Classroom: Boston Wine Festival at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Overnight Superior Room Overnight self parking for one vehicle Full American Breakfast for two...

Blues Wine Sale

Order any 6 (or more) wine bottles and we'll include an exclusive playlist from renowned blues...

Whenever Weekend Promotion

This special offer includes a $50 dollar Food and Beverage Credit per night, which can be used at...

32nd Annual Boston Wine Festival

Join us for the 32nd Annual Boston Wine Festival - Now through March 27 th Boston Wine Festival...

Dine Out Boston: Dine Out or Take Out

Dine Out Boston is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of delicious deals at restaurants...

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