Virtual Exploring During COVID-19

Virtual distancing


We are a few days into practicing social distancing (at least I hope you are) and I imagine everyone is starting to feel a little stir crazy.

If you have kids, I’ll bet you’ve heard “I’m bored” and broken up more fights than you care to imagine. You may even be feeling like this week is the longest month of your life.  Never fear, we have compiled a list of virtual exploring that will be fun for the whole family and take a while to get through.


City Park


National Parks

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Arches National Park, Utah 

Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA



Virtual zoo tour


Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo  
(offering Facebook Live Home Safari on weekdays)

Georgia Aquarium 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 




Did you know Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 2,500 galleries & museums to offer virtual touring?  It is truly an incredible resource and I can’t stress how much I think if you haven’t already you should spend some time exploring and learning!  Below are just a few museums featured.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Guggenheim Museum, New York 

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

The State Hermitage Museum, Sankt- Peterburg, Russia 

The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico

You probably noticed The Louvre in Paris is missing from the list above, fear not the Louvre is offering its own complimentary virtual tour.




NASA and Google partnered to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface recorded by the Curiosity rover.



Lagniappe Ideas

Dance Parties, Cooking, Gardening, Yoga, Bike Rides, and Walks. Also, mandatory quiet time– everyone needs this!



While it’s a little against the whole culture of New Orleans to stay in and not be socially close- this is for the greater good. Is it hard? Yes, but it is also an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our families, friends, and neighbors and we are being creative to figure out the best ways to do this while keeping one another safe. Hard times remind us that we are ONE community and we have to work together.


Keep washing those hands. Y’all, we will be ready to hug your necks on the other side of this!



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