Savvy Sightseer Armchair Travel Series
Missing North Shore Public Library’s Savvy Sightseer Travel Series? Savvy Sightseer, Jeanne Schnupp, is offering virtual trips for all to enjoy! Please click the link below to go on a trip with Jeanne and to see the listing of upcoming “trips.” These classes are great for families, teens, and adults!
Want to be part of an art challenge? Please see the following link to participate in two different, fun options!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Virtual Events
Engage with art and culture remotely with a variety of virtual events for all audiences. Join us for storytelling, live performances, film screenings, art-making programs, and conversations with Met curators, conservators, and educators.
Explore Live Cams
Explore Live Cams brings 100’s of live camera feeds of animals, marine life, and more.
List of Museums, Gardens, And More Featuring Virtual Tours And Events
Looking to get out of the house but not break social distancing recommendations? Take a trip around the world with virtual museum tours from many famous museums! Museums across the globe are opening their virtual doors to provide a cultural experience from your own couch. The following link features museums such as The British Museum in London, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, The Guggenheim in New York City, The Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and more (this link works best on desktop/laptop computers):
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has a great video series highlighting some of the most iconic landmarks in New York City.
- Visit www.nylandmarks.org to get started!
Also, The Museum of Modern Art has various links available by clicking below, that may help you learn and explore your creative side while the museum is closed to the public.
Stay engaged with the Intrepid Museum digitally through teacher and home-school resources, virtual tours, oral histories, virtual talks, virtual veterans programs, and much more. Access to all online programs and digital content is free.
For a virtual tour of the Orchid Show at NY Botanical Gardens see the below link!
The New York Botanical Gardens new at home page is filled with videos, and things to do, lectures to hear, virtual tours, and more!
The Cradle of Aviation Museum is bringing the Museum to you, with activities to do at home, virtual tours, and educational experiences.
Stay engaged with The Frick Collection, offering virtual tours, lectures, exhibits, and even book talks.
The National Park Service is offering free virtual tours of many of their most popular parks. Too far to travel? Visit from your couch. Too cold to hike on Long Island? Take a tour of a warm and sandy desert from the comfort of your own bed.
The Winchester Mystery House is part architectural oddity and part urban legend. Sarah Winchester, heiress to a portion of the Winchester Rifle fortune moved out West to San Jose, California after the death of her husband. Out West, Sarah bought a large 8 room farmhouse. With no master plan to guide her architects, Sarah added addition after addition to the house with stairs leading to nowhere, doors opening out into open air, and over 13 bathrooms. Rumors abound about hauntings and ghostly origins. The House may be closed to the public due to the virus, but a 40 minute virtual tour and history lesson can give you a taste of one of if not the most bizarre house in America.
British Museum – Museum of the World Virtual Tour of the Museum’s artifacts….Highlights are: Art & Design, Living & Dying, Power & Identity, religion & belief and Trade & Conflict covering Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Explore the collection at NY City’s Guggenheim from home! See Sunday Family Tours, online Classes for Children, Families, Teens and Adults (for nominal fees).
MASP The Museu de Arte de São Paulo – This is a private, nonprofit museum founded by Brazilian businessman Assis Chateaubriand, in 1947, as Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy – This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles – European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.