Virtual Opportunities during COVID
Many registrants, their families, and allies are perhaps at home avoiding contact of COVID prone areas or regions. Here are some free virtual opportunities to watch various educational and programs.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Monday, July 6
NEW! Abraham Lincoln Institute Online Lincoln Symposium CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Join on Monday at 4pm for this online symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Lincoln.
NEW! Live From Emmet’s Place CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Watch free jazz concerts every Monday at 7:30pm by Emmet Cohen via Facebook Live. Click the link above and scroll down until you find the live feed.
Tuesday, July 7
NEW! Bermuda’s Heritage & Natural History: A Virtual Field-Trip CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Join lecture at 2pm Tuesday to take virtual field trip though Bermuda
Wednesday, July 8
NEW! Bermuda’s Conflict & Peace in Northern Ireland (Part I) CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Join lecture at 11am Wednesday to learn about the nature of the conflict in Northern Ireland and explore strengths and weaknesses of the peace process.
NEW! A House Divided: Housing Segregation & Gentrification in Detroit CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Join lecture at 2pm Wednesday to learn about the history and legacy of housing segregation and gentrification in Detroit.
Thursday, July 9
NEW! Lemur Science: Virtual Talk with Duke Lemur Center Expert CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Every Thursday at 10am in the month of July, come behind the scenes. Come with questions to join in via live chat during the talk! See the Link above where they will post the link to the live talk on Thursday mornings.
NEW! Road Scholar Lecture: The Origins of London: A Virtual Field-Trip CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Join lecture at 11am Thursday to take a virtual field trip of London through the archaeological discoveries of the 20thand 21st centuries. Visit The Tower of London, London Bridge, and Guildhall.
NEW! Manassas Ballet Theatre: TBA CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Thursday, July 9 at 8:30pm and streaming until July 15.
NEW! Stratford Festival on Film: Romeo and Juliet CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Join the live viewing party on July 9 at 7pm for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
ONGOING VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
NEW! Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns CLICK HERE TO WATCH
The story of Baseball is the story of America. This is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a sage spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of pop culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime.
WNBA League Pass Free Preview CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Watch every game of the the 2019-20 WNBA Season free with code WNBAFREE30.
NBA League Pass Free Preview CLICK HERE TO WATCH
With the 2019-20 NBA Season on hiatus, the NBA and Turner Sports are providing all fans with a free preview of NBA League Pass. Watch all games from the 2019-20 season, classic NBA games, and more.
Bel Cantanti Opera Performances
Briscula the Magician CLICK HERE TO WATCH
A World Premiere performance of a new opera based on a short story by Thomas Mann.
A Collection of Virtual Recordings
èSacred Music A-capella CLICK HERE TO WATCH
èHymns CLICK HERE TO WATCH
è Virtual Opera and Concerts CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Kennedy Center Couch Concerts CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Some Past Couch Concerts:
US Army Chorus presents We Remember CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Hope and Resilience featuring Sihasin and Taina Asili CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Creative Nomads presents Comrades in Arts: Jazzo and Eze Jackson CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Southern Fried Soul from the ATL CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Cicely and Deborah Bond CLICK HERE TO WATCH
The Time Machine Roast with Benjy Himmelfarb CLICK HERE TO WATCH
New York City’s Mexico Now Festival CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Larisa Martinez with Maestro Kamal Khan CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Washington Women in Jazz Festival Showcase CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Seattle Theatre Group presents Mindie Lind and Benjamin Hunter CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Access All Past Concerts CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Kennedy Center Digital Stage Performances
NEW! National Symphony Orchestra-The Star Spangled Banner CLICK HERE TO WATCH
NEW! India Arie-There’s Hope CLICK HERE TO WATCH
NEW! Queen Latifah-Latifah’s Had It Up 2 Here CLICK HERE TO WATCH
NEW! Mavis Staples and Sam Moore– Take Me to the River CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Will.i.am & NSO Pops Reach for the Stars CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Jessye Norman Amazing Grace (Sidney Poitier Tribute 1995) CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Revelations-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Tap Stars on The Kennedy Center Roof Terrace CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Gladys Knight His Eye is on the Sparrow CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Blue: The Father A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Dule Hill-Let There Be Love CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Jennifer Hudson-I’m Here, The Color Purple (Oprah Winfrey Tribute) CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Glory from Selma—Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choir CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Copeland: Lincoln Portrait-Phylicia Rashad & National Symphony Orchestra CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Soloman Howard as MLK, Jr. CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Harry Belafonte: Try to Remember & Michael Row Your Boat Ashore CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Cynthia Erivo: Somewhere from West Side Story CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Shelter by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater CLICK HERE TO WATCH
National Symphony Orchestra performs Holst: Mars CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Aaron Abernathy—“Favorite Girl” CLICK HERE TO WATCH
John Legend—“Can’t Hide Love” honoring Earth, Wind and Fire CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Carrie Underwood- “Blue Bayou” honoring Linda Ronstadt CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Steven Spielberg honors Sally Field CLICK HERE TO WATCH
All Digital Stage Past Performances Access CLICK HERE TO WATCH
National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night’s Dream CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Thursday, June 25 through July 2
Watch the Bridge Theatre’s magical and immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
NEW! NY Metropolitan Opera Performances CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
New Performance Available Every Night Starting at 7:30pm
Upcoming Shows: 7/6 Puccini’s La Boheme, 7/7 Verdi’s Il Trovatore, 7/8 Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, 7/9 Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini, 7/10 Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, 7/11 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, 7/12 Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde
Stratford Festival on Film
NEW! Streaming until July 9, King John CLICK HERE TO WATCH
NEW! Streaming until July 16, The Adventures of Pericles CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Streaming until July 23, Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Strathmore’s Live from the Living Room CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Join us for past streamed concerts in multiple genres— straight from the living rooms of DC’s best musicians. Each concert will be bite-sized (about 20 min ) and feature one Artists in Residence.
Teatro de la Luna Past Performances CLICK HERE TO WATCH
On this page, you have access to past performances by Teatro de la Luna including: productions in Spanish, productions (mostly bilingual) for kids, international Hispanic Theater Festivals in Spanish and other musical events.
Tinner Hill, Portraits in Black and White CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Creative Cauldron presents this recording of an original, museum-piece inspired play created in collaboration with the Tinner Hill Heritage Fund. The show tells the story of segregation in Falls Church, VA. PLEASE NOTE: The show is intended to be educational and even uplifting, but it does feature images of lynching, racial slurs and other allusions to violence.
WolfTrap’s Opera UNTRAPPED Online CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Different Operas Streaming through December 1
We’re opening the Wolf Trap Opera vault and bringing back some favorite productions for you to watch from the comfort of your couch. Streaming Now: A Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tale, The Juniper Tree.
Historic Locations and History
NEW! Stonehenge Virtual Tour CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Offers a 360 virtual tour with videos to explain more about the site.
NEW! Taj Mahal Virtual Tour CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Offers virtual tours inside and outside the mausoleum, the mosque, the gatehouse, in addition to the formal gardens.
Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece CLICK HERE TO VISIT
An archaeological site-specific museum, housing famous artifacts from Athenian Acropolis
Anne Frank House CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Offering a virtual reality tour of the annex and other educational resources about her life.
Boston’s Black Heritage Trail CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Explore Boston’s free African American community of the nineteenth century.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Chicago History Museum CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITS
Online Exhibits, including: Lincoln at 200, Touring Chicago’s Culinary History, Chicago and the Great War, Sweet Home Chicago: Blues and African American Life, A Wheel with a View, and more!
Colonial Williamsburg Virtual Tours CLICK HERE FOR TOURS
Immerse yourself in the sites of Colonial Williamsburg
Ford’s Theatre Virtual Tour CLICK HERE FOR TOUR
See the view from the President’s Box or stand on the historic stage. Visit the Peterson House where Lincoln died. Also, walk through two exhibit spaces and see the artifacts on display.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Museum showcases the history behind FDR’s story, his presidency, New Deal policies, assassination attempt and wartime decisions.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Virtual tour CLICK HERE TO TOUR
Juneteenth Multi-Museum Commemoration CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Museum of Flight CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Museum is full of an incredible collection of aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts, exhibits and more!
Museum of the City of New York CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Together head uptown, downtown, and throughout the five boroughs with online exhibitions, digitized collection objects, live streams, recorded videos, and more digital content.
National Museum of the United States Air Force: CLICK FOR ONLINE TOUR
National Underground Railroad Online Exhibits CLICK HERE TO TOUR
The National Women’s History Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Mission of the Museum is to educate, inspire, empower and shape the future by “integrating women’s distinctive history and culture in the United States.” Explore exhibits and Oral histories.
Smithsonian Online Events Portal CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
A listing of all available webcasts and online events across Smithsonian Museums
Tampa Bay History Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Offering virtual tours of exhibits, including Beer Exhibit, On Track: A History of Florida Railroads, Pensacola: Florida’s Second City, Gateways to the Caribbean: Mapping the Florida-Cuba Connection, and more!
NEW! Oakland Museum of California CLICK HERE TO VISIT
OMCA at Home includes virtual tours and the opportunity to learn at home.
American Museum of Natural History CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Visit museum exhibits online at the above link.
Also, explore outer space with a collection of videos:
>>The Known Universe CLICK TO WATCH
Travel through the Milky Way galaxy and beyond!
>>Earth CLICK TO WATCH
Take a flight around the world to marvel at our planet’s natural wonders—from the Amazon rainforest to the Sahara Desert, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Himalayas!
>>Venus, Earth, Mars CLICK TO WATCH
Hop aboard a flight to unveil the mysteries of Earth’s toxic twin, Venus, and the dynamic nature of our planetary neighbors.
Museo Galileo CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Museum dedicated to Galileo Galilei. Collection of over 5000 scientific instruments.
Museum of Science Boston CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Bringing you Virtual Exhibits: The Science Behind Pixar, Mystery Skulls, Bird Flight Patterns, Design Your Museum, Building Our Museum: The Making of Science Park and Color Your Museum
Access Mars: The real surface of Mars, recorded by the Curiosity Rover! CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Langley Research Center CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TOUR
Glenn Research Center CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TOUR
Space Center Houston App CLICK HERE FOR AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE
National Geographic Museum: CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Natural History Museum, London CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Online virtual tours of many exhibits.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City: CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITS
Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.
New York Hall of Science CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Enjoy online virtual exhibits and At-Home STEM Activities.
OmniFest at Home CLICK HERE TO WATCH
The Science Museum of Minnesota brings Omni and IMAX films online: Dinosaurs Alive!, Mummies: Secrets of Pharaohs, Wild Oceans, National Park Adventure, The Living Sea, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, Coral Reef Adventure, America’s Musical Journey, and Dolphins.
Science Museum of Virginia: Live Virtual Astronomy Shows CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Thursdays at 2pm via Facebook Live! No Registration Required
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: CLICK HERE FOR EVERY EXHIBIT
360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
NEW! Benaki Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times and has an extensive collection of Asian art.
NEW! The Frick Collection CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain.
Art Institute of Chicago CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS AND MORE
Visit the Art Institute virtually to: explore the collection, see the El Greco Exhibit, watch video, download audio tours and more!
British Museum, London: CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR
A virtual tour of the museum including the Rosetta Stone and mummies.
Centre Pompidou CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Largest museum of modern and contemporary art in Europe and 2nd largest in the world!
Dali Theatre-Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Located in Figueres, Spain, this museum is completely dedicated to the art of Salvador Dali.
Dallas Museum of Art CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Enjoy virtual Tours, Galleries and More!
Detroit Institute of Arts: CLICK FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS
Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence CLICK HERE FOR TOUR
Experience Michelangelo’s David and other works during this virtual tour
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL EXHIBITS
Six virtual exhibits are available online
Grand Palais in Paris, France CLICK HERE FOR TOUR
Experience Michelangelo’s David and other works during this virtual tour
Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Second-largest art museum in the world with over 60,000 pieces of art, including pieces by DaVinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Canova.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta: CLICK FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Hong Kong Heritage Museum CLICK HERE TO VISIT
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CLICK HERE TO VISIT
One of Los Angeles’ premier museums offers online ways to explore the collection.
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Emphasis on Swiss art, but also works from Monet, Picasso and Warhol.
The Louvre: CLICK HERE FOR TOUR
The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS
Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Explore MIA’s art collection from the comforts of your home. You’ll find fascinating art stories and podcasts, 360-degree images and zoom views of the collection.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): CLICK FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS
Musee d’Orsay, Paris CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Offering a virtual tour, including a complete history of Impressionism.
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo CLICK HERE TO VISIT
The MASP displays artwork on crystal easels to make them look like the are floating in mid-air. Virtual gallery features online exhibits of art from Brazil and other places.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Virtual led tour of the gallery.
Picasso Museum, Barcelona CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Online tour offers a large selection of Picasso’s finest works as well as virtual tours of the museum’s beautiful courtyards.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: CLICK FOR ONLINE TOURS
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE COLLECTIONS
Picasso, Mondrian and others are a part of the Guggenheim’s Collection Online.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR
See Rembrandt and Dali at Madrid’s must-see art museum available online.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Scroll through more than 300,000 works in the digital archives. Click on the HyperVisions tab for thoughtfully curated tours around particular themes.
Van Gogh Museum: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS HIS FAMOUS WORKS
See his most famous works at Google Arts & Culture.
The Vatican Museum: CLICK HERE FOR THE VIRTUAL TOUR
Vatican’s virtual tour includes Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s and others.
>>>Zoos, Aquariums and Nature
NEW! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Explore over 50 acres of gardens virtually.
NEW! US Botanic Garden CLICK HERE TO VISIT
Virtual tours offer a peek at the Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park.
Atlanta Zoo: LIVE PANDA CAM
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Live Cam Best viewed at night CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Barnegat Light Osprey Cam WATCH LIVE
Camp Kuzuma Cam From Chobe, Botswana CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
The Cincinnati Zoo: CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK LIVE FEED
3PM: time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
Georgia Aquarium: LIVE BELUGA WHALE CAM
LIVE GIRAFFE CAM LIVE GORILLA CAM LIVE ELEPHANT CAM LIVE LEAFCUTTER ANT CAM
LIVE RHINO CAM LIVE CHIMP CAM LIVE FLAMINGO CAM
I Saw a Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show Episodes #1-9 CLICK HERE TO WATCH
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary Guided video tour CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Meerkat Cam from Miami, FL CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Minnesota Zoo Beastly Boulevard: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Enjoy the Beastly Boulevard Drive Thru, access videos of animals on the trail.
Monterey Bay Aquarium:
LIVE AVIARY CAM LIVE CORAL REEF CAM LIVE JELLYFISH CAM LIVE KELP FOREST CAM
LIVE MONTEREY BAY CAM LIVE MOON JELLY CAM LIVE OPEN SEA CAM LIVE PENGUIN CAM
LIVE SEA OTTER CAM LIVE SHARK CAM
National Aquarium: CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR
Oakland Zoo Live Animal Cams
LIVE GRIZZLY BEAR CAMS LIVE BLACK BEAR CAMS
LIVE SUN BEAR CAMS LIVE ELEPHANT CAM
San Diego Zoo:
LIVE APE CAM LIVE BABOON CAM LIVE BURROWING OWL CAM LIVE CONDOR CAM
LIVE ELEPHANT CAM LIVE GIRAFFE AND RHINO CAM LIVE KOALA CAM LIVE PANDA CAM
LIVE PENGUIN CAM LIVE PLATYPUS CAM LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM LIVE TIGER CAM
The Shedd Aquarium: CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK FEED
This Chicago aquarium has behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook.
Winter the Dolphin Cam Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater, FL WATCH LIVE
>>>Other Virtual Opportunities
Road Scholar Lectures CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
This site has a collection of fascinating, free online lectures for adults!
Current lectures available to stream anytime include:
What is it about Musical Theatre?
The Origins of London: A Virtual Field-Trip
French-Canadian Blood in North American Veins (2 part series)
The Origins of Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent
Much Like an April Day: The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln
Hieronymus Bosch: Visions, Fantasy and Folly
The Medici Family: The Art of Power (2 part series)
Victoria Falls (2 part series)
Unrestrained by Parental Tyranny: The Lincolns and Their Boys
Newfoundland & Labrador: Gateway to North America
Newfoundland Cod Moratorium: The Culmination of a Global Catastrophe
Intro to Morocco (3 part series)
Picasso’s Masterworks (2 part series)
The History of Native American Cuisine
Native American Cooking Demonstration
Winston Churchill: Wanted Dead or Alive!
Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hour, May 1940
Harry Truman: How One Individual Can Change the World
Life, Death and Medicine Aboard and 18th Century Warship
Intro to Bear Behavior & Physiology
A Snapshot of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The Conservation Legacy of Margaret and Olaus Murie
What or When is Wales?
Capital, Culture and Collecting: Entrepreneurial Museum Building in Los Angeles
Secrets of Normandy
The Dark Side of Sedentary Life: The Prehistory of Contagious Diseases
The Origins of London
YMCA Workout Videos for Older Adults CLICK HERE TO WATCH