All of the city’s museums and attractions are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit and explore what they have to offer. Many local and intown attractions have set up online experiences, including webcams, exhibitions, activities and more.
Atlanta History Center archive
Did you know you can explore much of Atlanta History Center’s museum, archival, and oral history collections online? Check out their online collections, where you can access everything from books to newspapers and magazines, manuscripts, and visual collections of digitized photographs, audio and video recordings. Start searching.
Spruill Center for the Arts virtual programming
Dunwoody’s Spruill Center for the Arts is known for a wide variety of classes and workshops. Starting Monday, April 13, it is bringing some of that programming back online, with classes in such topics as oil painting, ceramics and children’s activities. See the current lineup here.
Georgia Aquarium livestreams
Wondering how the residents at 225 Baker Street are doing? Get some “face time” with penguins, jellyfish, sea otters, beluga whales and more on Georgia Aquarium’s multiple webcams. Watch here
Children’s Museum of Atlanta virtual learning
To help families keep their little ones engaged, Children’s Museum of Atlanta has debuted a new virtual program called “#CMAatHome.” Each weekday at 11 a.m., the museum will provide an interactive activity, vocabulary list, song list or book recommendation to help parents and kids stay engaged with education. Additional programming is expected to launch in the coming days, including live singing and story time with the Imaginators, Q&A sessions with Professor Labcoat and more. Start learning
National Center for Civil and Human Rights digital programming
Now, more than ever, our shared humanity and commitment to the beloved community is essential. In the coming weeks, the center will provide digital programming about promoting and protecting rights. You can follow announcements through the museum’s social handles (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) and on its website.
High Museum of Art
The museum might be closed, but you can explore images, check out activities and watch informative videos at high.org.
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Check out online challenges, meet-ups, workshops and much more for ages 8 to 18. Topics including 3D design, architecture, coding with “Minecraft,” and industrial and interior design. For the full lineup, click here.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank may be closed, but now you can “Museum at Home” with educational videos, fun facts, behind-the-scenes photos, quizzes and more. Find out more here.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
The museum is posting weekly online exhibits, puzzles and activities so you can “Carlos from Home.” Find out more at this link.
–John Ruch contributed