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Virtual Boston

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.

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."...

Take a Virtual Tour of Harvard

Virtual Tours of Harvard "The Hahvahd Tour," our public tour of Harvard Harvard University is now...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

VR Experience at Key to Amaze

Don't miss the best fun around right under your feet! Fly, be an archer, captain a pirate ship,...

 

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.

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."...

The Shot Heard Round the World

This microsite will transport you back in time through eye-witness artifacts, including one of the...

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 The Fairbanks House

The Fairbanks House is the oldest known wooden structure in North America. Tree ring dating shows...

Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812

This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual...

The Nature of Slavery: Environment and Plantation Labor in the Anglo-Atlantic World

In the late 18th century, planters in the Caribbean and the American South insisted that only Black...

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House

Some of the most significant moments in American history have occurred over meals. Alex Prud’homme...

Lethal Tides: Mary Sears And The Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II

When World War II began, the U.S. Navy was unprepared to enact its island-hopping strategy to reach...

 

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.

 

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

 

Atlascope

Atlascope is a tool for exploring historic urban maps in metropolitan Boston and telling stories...

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!...

 

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. 

Sports & Recreation

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

 

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

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Boston Safe & Strong Pledge

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is partnering with the City of Boston...

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