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.
Get to know Georgia's animals
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.
Today’s #museummomentofzen brought to you by our Diamondback terrapins in NatureQuest. * While the museum remains closed to the public, members of our animal care team will be making daily visits to provide care for our live animal collection. * * * #fernbank #fernbankmuseum #diamondbackterrapin #naturalhistorymuseum #museumathome #learnathome #museumfromhome
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 in Albany is sharing fun facts about different animals in a daily segment called Creature Features on Facebook.
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.
Experience virtual festivals
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
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
Explore The Virtual Cherry Blossom Experience!! (Link in bio.) Discover all the digital experiences we have in store for you like our virtual concert series, coloring pages for the kids and how to make fair foods at home! So much more at >> https://bit.ly/2JprY5f #StayingPink2020 #VirtualCherryBlossom2020 #VisitMaconVirtually . . . . . 📷: @annietphotography 🌸
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
The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is offering virtual shows, coaching, classes, educational toolkits on its Virtual Resources page.
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
High Museum of Art
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 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
Explore historic sites
Andersonville National Historic Site
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 is sharing free digital programming, including recorded lectures and activity packs.
Listen to live music
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.
The Crimson Moon
The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega offers free live entertainment on Facebook either from the venue’s stage or from artists’ studios/homes.
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)
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.
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 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
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock offers a free digital experience of Will Coleman’s “Helvetica.”
Golden Isles has an array of live webcams all over the islands.
Hardman Farm & Smithgall Woods
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.
Check in on Alpine Helen with its webcams.
Johns Creek has a virtual tour of the city.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
It’s official: we’re taking our public engagement virtual! We’re introducing the Power To Inspire: Virtual Series to continue having workshops, panels, storytimes, and more for all of you to #FeelThePower✊ and #StayAtHome Join us this Friday, March 27th at noon with @imterencelester & @lovebeyondwalls to discuss how #COVID-19 effects those of us that are houseless. Use the link in our bio for more info & to sign up for the inaugural lunch & learn. #MoreThanAMuseum #FeelThePower✊ #LoveSinksIn #AloneTogether
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
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 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.