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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...

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...

Self Guided Ghost Tour

TURN YOUR PHONE INTO A GHOST TOUR GUIDE Walk alongside expert narrators at your pace, skip ahead, or...

Tag Along on a Virtual Tour to Harvard Art Museum

Curious what a gallery tour with one of our student guides is like? In this video series, we give...

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 Studio Visit with Futura & Conversation with Lupe Fiasco

On Thursday, April 23, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts a virtual studio visit with...

 

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.
 

Online Events, Museums & Exhibitions

#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...

Art Talk: Online Series by Harvard Art Museum

We are bringing our collections home to you in a new online series called Art Talks. In this...

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

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...

Explore the Online Collections

Did you know you can explore the collections at @harvartmuseums online for free?

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...

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...

Online Exhibit- Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620

Four hundred years have passed since the Wampanoag Nation encountered English immigrants who settled...

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 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 Studio Visit with Futura & Conversation with Lupe Fiasco

On Thursday, April 23, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts a virtual studio visit with...

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...

Animal Snack Time: Amphibians and Reptiles

Ever wonder how quickly (or slowly) an eastern box turtle moves when it sees a tasty treat? Are you...

Multiverse: Octave of Light

Over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered — are any home to life? Multiverse is an...

Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), launches Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression online with an...

 

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 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...

Boston Ballet Online

Since we can't be in the theater sharing this with you live, check out Boston Ballets exclusive,...

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,...

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...

Not Our First Goat Rodeo

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Aoife O'Donovan released their Grammy...

SoWa From Home: Construction A R E A

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Classical Shakespeare and modern technology collide when Hub Theatre returns to the (virtual) stage...

"Thina": A World Premiere from SYREN Modern Dance

SYREN Modern Dance joins the Museum of Science for a special virtual event this fall! After a...

 

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

The Zoo may be closed to the public, but the care and commitment to our mission continues –...

Art Talk: Online Series by Harvard Art Museum

We are bringing our collections home to you in a new online series called Art Talks. In this...

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...

At Home Resources for Parents & Teachers

Whether you’re a teacher looking for lesson plans and activities to continue educating your students...

At Home with The Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children's Museum has your back in all things homeschooling and keeping the kids...

Boston By Foot: The Dark Side of Boston

There is more to Boston than the Freedom Trail. Get a taste of the Dark Side of Boston during this...

Educator Resources

Educator Resources (Boston Massacre curriculum guides) for families and Lesson Plan Kits to open...

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...

Live Animals: Halloween Animals - #Livestream

Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous...

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...

Tag Along on a Virtual Tour to Harvard Art Museum

Curious what a gallery tour with one of our student guides is like? In this video series, we give...

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!...

Boston By Foot- True Lies and False Facts: Halloween Edition

Tragedy and turmoil. Gross and gory. Stories that will make you wince and cringe. But are they true?...

Animal Snack Time: Amphibians and Reptiles

Ever wonder how quickly (or slowly) an eastern box turtle moves when it sees a tasty treat? Are you...

 

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

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 A R E A

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...

"Thina": A World Premiere from SYREN Modern Dance

SYREN Modern Dance joins the Museum of Science for a special virtual event this fall! After a...

Sports & Recreation

eGaming: Virtual Fortnite Tournament

The Museum of Science and One Up Games team up once again, this time for a virtual livestream...

 

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
 

Online Events, Cooking Classes

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....

Foodie Deals

Taco Tuesdays

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

$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...

Eat Around Town by Marriott Bonvoy

Dine Out, Earn 8x Points! During the month of October, celebrate the joy of not cooking and earn 8...

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