Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Explore Georgia from Home: A Complete List of Virtual Visits

We're all in this together, and Georgia will be ready and waiting for you when it's time to travel again. Until then, use this list to find virtual ways to explore the state. From digital chats with zookeepers to free concerts online, Georgia's virtual experiences are growing daily! Check back often to see what's new.

For now, stay safe, stay home and follow along as we #ExploreGeorgiaFromHome on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Get to know Georgia's animals

Chehaw Park

Chehaw Park in Albany posts educational entertainment each day on Facebook. At 10 a.m., the digital Cubs program is specially targeted for kids ages 3-4 (but fun for any age), and at 4:30 p.m., the digital Keeper Chat features zookeepers behind the scenes with some of the park’s animals.

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum in Atlanta is providing virtual content while the museum remains closed. It is using Facebook and Instagram such to share fun facts, science articles, "guess the animal" quizzes, programming videos, and more.

Flint Riverquarium

Flint Riverquarium in Albany is sharing fun facts about different animals in a daily segment called Creature Features on Facebook.

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has a resource center full of free at-home learning tools, including daily live streams with the animals/habitats, lesson plans, art, and more.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island is hosting Scute's School, a live daily program at 1 p.m. EST on Facebook. Scute’s School provides learning resources for parents, teachers, and anyone looking to learn more about coastal wildlife.

North Georgia Zoo

North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland hosts a Wildlife Wonders program every weekday at 1 p.m. on Facebook. The educational program offers an up-close look at some of the zoo’s most interesting animals, so followers can learn where they live, what they eat, funny behaviors, and more.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta has at-home resources, including a storybook reading with associated hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt in your own backyard or local greenspace, and more. It also has a panda cam.

 

Experience virtual festivals

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival graphic

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will be virtual March 28-April 3. The art extravaganza features 100 visual artists with online shopping carts and videos of them making or demonstrating their creative works.

International Cherry Blossom Festival

This year's International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon is going virtual from March 27-April 5. Enjoy nightly concerts via live stream, download coloring pages for kids and learn how to make fair foods at home.

Savannah Music Festival

The 2020 Savannah Music Festival is going on virtual through at-home and in-studio video performances by 2020 festival artists. Tune in every day March 30 to Friday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. to experience SMF at Noon30 on the Savannah Music Festival YouTube channel.

 

Take virtual field trips

ATL Museums at Home

Several of Atlanta's top attractions are joining together to provide virtual experiences for free. The initiative includes ongoing social media and website posts of unique content from 11 organizations, culminating each week with a special "Field Trip Friday" event. The first event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3. Discover behind-the-scenes animal encounters, tours, hands-on activities, experiments, story times, spring blooms and more at ATLMuseumsatHome.org, as well as by searching #ATLMuseumsatHome on social media.

 

Engage in the arts

Alliance Theatre
Alliance Theatre Virtual Resources page screenshot

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is offering virtual shows, coaching, classes, educational toolkits on its Virtual Resources page.

Burnaway
Burnaway homepage screenshot
Burnaway homepage

Burnaway, an Atlanta-based digital magazine of contemporary art and criticism, is continuing to publish daily content, including reviews, interviews, artist studio visits, artist emergency resources, and reading lists with different themes.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta offers @ Home Digital Learning programs and is streaming workshops and interactive puppet shows on Facebook.

High Museum of Art
#HighMuseumAtHome graphic

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is posting a family-friendly art or movement-based activity each week on its blog. On Facebook and Instagram, it will be sharing videos, blog posts, and other great ways to enjoy the museum at home. It also has started a #HighMuseumatHome challenge on Instagram. Recreate paintings, sculptures and photographs from their permanent collection with whatever you have at home, and post pictures of the results using the hashtag.

Morris Museum of Art

The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta is offering free resources on its educational blog, including coloring sheets, still-life drawing at home, and a free online digital library.

Paradise Garden

Paradise Garden Foundation in Summerville launched an online education project to assist homeschoolers, parents, and teachers with art education lesson plans for third graders through college.

You're Maker Studios

You're Maker Studios in Thomasville is posting daily creative prompts on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Explore historic sites

Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville Virtual Field Trip
Andersonville Virtual Field Trip

Andersonville National Historic Site offers a virtual field trip that allows visitors to explore the conditions at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War through videos, photo galleries, 360-degree experiences, and primary source documents.

Thomasville History Center
Thomasville History Center Facebook page

Thomasville History Center is sharing free digital programming, including recorded lectures and activity packs.

 

Learn about the outdoors

Georgia State Parks
Georgia State Parks eRanger page

Georgia State Parks is sharing videos and other self-guided resources that they cover in interpretive and educational programs on their eRanger page.

 

Listen to live music

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The ASO's Virtual Stage brings the beauty of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to music lovers around the world through on-demand performances and videos.

Brent Cobb
Brent Cobb jam session graphic

Brent Cobb is playing acoustic country music live on Instagram Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. EST. Leave a tip in the digital tip jar to support the band and crew.

The Crimson Moon
Crimson Moon Facebook page
Crimson Moon Facebook page

The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega offers free live entertainment on Facebook either from the venue’s stage or from artists’ studios/homes.

Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls Instagram page screenshot
Indigo Girls Instagram page

Georgia-based Indigo Girls performed a free, live-stream concert and Q&A session on Instagram Live. They plan to do additional live-stream concerts in the upcoming weeks.

Kimono My House (Virtual House Concerts)
Kimono My House facebook graphic

The Kimono My House (Virtual House Concerts) Facebook group features live house concerts from (mostly) Georgia-based musicians. It was created by Atlanta musicians Andy Gish (The Yum Yum Tree) and Kim Ware (The Good Graces) as a place where musicians can connect and play.

Widespread Panic
Widespread Panic Never Miss a Sunday graphic

Athens-based band Widespread Panic has launched the Never Miss a Sunday Show free webcast series every Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST. Check out the band's Facebook page for updates.

 

Watch live streams, virtual tours & webcams

The Booth Museum

The Booth Museum in Cartersville has virtual tours of its galleries, including the Presidential Gallery, which is a unique collection of one-page, signed letters from every U.S. president; and the Native Hands Gallery, which includes more than 150 American Indian artifacts representing tribal cultures from East to West.

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is live on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday with Historian and Curator Jeremy Swick discussing facts and artifacts around the hall.

Dad's Garage Theatre Company
Dad's Garage Theatre Company
Dad's Garage Theatre Company

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta streams live shows, podcasts, improviser content, and more on Twitch.

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Helvetica performance by Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Helvetica performance by Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock offers a free digital experience of Will Coleman’s “Helvetica.”

Golden Isles
Golden Isles webcam screenshot Holiday Inn Resort

Golden Isles has an array of live webcams all over the islands.

Hardman Farm & Smithgall Woods
Facebook live schedule for Smithgall Woods
Facebook live schedule for Smithgall Woods & Hardman Farm

Hardman Farm State Historic Site and Smithgall Woods State Park are offering virtual tours and demonstrations beginning March 30 on Facebook. Some of the topics include natural egg dying, snakes, virtual tours of Hardman Farm, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Helen
Downtown Helen, Georgia

Check in on Alpine Helen with its webcams.

Johns Creek
Johns Creek virtual tour
Johns Creek virtual tour

Johns Creek has a virtual tour of the city.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights has launched the Power to Inspire: Virtual Series. The series includes workshops, panels, interviews, storytimes, and more that cover the work of civil and human rights defenders across the globe.

Unexpected Atlanta Tours & Stories
ATL Food Tour Box graphic

Unexpected Atlanta Tours & Stories is offering an ATL Food Tour Box that delivers five food samples from three local restaurants and includes videos of local restaurateurs via an exclusive video link. In addition to supporting four Atlanta small businesses, a portion of the purchase goes directly to Atlanta's own Giving Kitchen.

 

Watch virtual sports

Rugby ATL
Rugby ATL competing in MLR 2020: Virtual

Rugby ATL is competing in MLR 2020: Virtual, in which Major League Rugby teams are playing virtual matches via Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers. Matches feature one player from each team competing against one another in Rugby 20, a virtual game streaming live. The games coincide with the regular season MLR schedule through April 4. Playoffs begin April 6. Players compete in full MLR kit and have live commentary from their teammates. All MLR teams will raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Published: March 2020