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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.
 

Virtual Tours & Trails

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...

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.
 

Online Events, Museums & Exhibitions

#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...

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...

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!...

Joyful Discovery From Home - Online Resources from Boston Children’s Museum

Joyful Discovery From Home Enjoy these Online Resources from Boston Children's Museum Each of these...

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...

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 Boston Children's Museum

Take a tour of Boston Children's Museum.

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...

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...

Virtual Glass Flowers Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of the famous Glass Flowers! This docent-led tour will delve into the...

Old North Digital Speaker Series: Diverse Histories of the North End's Oldest Buildings

As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that the city still contains...

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.
 

Online Events, Performing Arts

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 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...

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...

The Lunch Room

Tune in for a conversation with members of The Loop Lab, the BIPOC-led, multi-racial nonprofit...

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...

At the Table: Lift Every Voice Finale Concert

Boston Children's Chorus proudly presents the culminating concert of the season, Lift Every Voice:...

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

 

Online Family Friendly Activities

#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...

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Cambridge Center for Adult Education provides a wide range of high-quality, low-cost educational...

Civics at Home

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

Enjoy National Engineers Week Activities Any Time

National Engineers Week may have ended, but the activities, resources, and educational content...

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...

Joyful Discovery From Home - Online Resources from Boston Children’s Museum

Joyful Discovery From Home Enjoy these Online Resources from Boston Children's Museum Each of these...

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...

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 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...

Virtual Animal Breakfasts

Rise and dine (virtually) with some of your favorite animals from Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo!...

MFA's Distance Learning Programs

Free livestreaming programs for students learning remotely from home or in the classroom. Series of...

 

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. 
 

Online Events, Concerts and Nightlife

BAMS Fest presents: Womxn do it Better Playlist

In honor of Womxn's Month, we wanted to create a playlist that celebrated, amplified and gave...

Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW

Delight in the Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW! The season includes six concerts released...

Hippie Hour at Midway Cafe

Check out Midway Cafe's Hippie Hour Livesteam on Facebook.

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...

Livestream Concerts from the Beehive Restaurant

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

Project STEP’s Annual Spring Recital and Parents’ Benefit

Join us in celebrating the achievements of 57 talented musicians in grades 1-12 who are some of the...

Boston Film Festival

Attend the 37th Boston Film Festival, annual event showcasing a program of shorts, documentaries,...

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

The virtual event will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST....

 

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
 

Cooking Classes, Recipes & Cocktails

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....

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...

Foodie Deals

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

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

Bambara's Family-Style Kits

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

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...

Atlantic Fish Company at Home

Enjoy our chef made dinners in the comfort of your own home. MONDAY Roasted Side of Salmon grilled...

Beer Making Kit with Online Class

Our Beer Making Kit with live, online class is the most approachable, comprehensive homebrew kit for...

Brunch at Our House

Ah, brunch. Whether you've had a couple too many the night before, or are looking to celebrate -...

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