Virtual Events for the Whole Family

A graphic of a blond woman, in a blue shirt sitting on an orange bean bag chair, participating in a virtual event on her ipad. Looking for something fun to do online while practicing social distancing? Here is a list of some virtual events happening all over the Internet. Just click on the orange links to get started!

The Stay at Home Festival: An online art festival organized by The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council to support local artists whose performances were canceled due to COVID-19.

Take a Tour of the Winchester Mystery House: Some virtual events are scarier than others. If things aren’t scary enough for you, try taking an online tour of the famed Winchester Mystery House!

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Online Dance Classes: Gibney Dance, a leading Dance organization, is offering many online dance classes for donation only. An excellent option for anyone looking for a way to shake off some nervous energy from the last two months.

A Digital-Symphony: It is a virtual-night at the symphony with the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall, free to anyone during the pandemic.

Take a Virtual Roadtrip Across the USA: Who says you can’t travel the country without leaving the house? These virtual events will let you do just that! Tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on YouTube, take in the breathtaking views of Yosemite or take a trip to the White-House – all from your living room! Take your virtual-trip international with these four great online tours.

Download the Houston Space Center Onto Your Phone: The Houston Space Center’s new app allows you to tour the facility from your smartphone, for a fun, socially distant learning experience.

Virtual Museum Visits: Take in some culture from the comfort of your couch with this list of museums from across the world now offering virtual tours, including the Louvre in Paris!

Get Some Animal Facetime: What better way to lift your spirits than making a new fluffy friend? The Staten Island Zoo is offering virtual meet and greets with their animals right now for just $10. You can also book a virtual farm tour on the American Dairy Association for some cute cow time. Unfortunately, since these are virtual events petting will not be allowed.

Catch a Show: Catch your favorite Broadway shows online now, with Broadway HD, and, for a limited time, stream the Metropolitan Opera free on their website.

Live Meditation Guides: Meditation is a great way to manage stress, and since we are all in the middle of a very stressful situation, now may be a great time to start. Deep-breath along
with a guide every Monday at the Greater De Moines Botanical Garden, get in touch with your inner Yogi with Asheville’s Virtual Wellness Tours or register for a guided practice session with Tricycle online.

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Have Dolly Parton Read You a Bedtime Story: Yes, you read that right. Some (me) are referring to this as the virtual event to end all virtual events. Goodnight, Dolly is Dolly Parton’s way of giving back to all of us during the pandemic. Once a week, for ten weeks, at 7:00 pm, Dolly will deliver live stories right into your home.

Know of any virtual events in your community? Let us know, and we will add it to our list!

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