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Just because you need to stay at home doesn’t mean you can’t visit Massachusetts attractions. You can take in some of the best culture the Bay State has to offer with just the click of a mouse and some great Internet speed. Take a look below at some of the great collections across the Commonwealth. The latest version of the Massachusetts Arts & Culture Bulletin is all about the Mass virtual experiences across the state HERE. In addition, HERE are resources from the state along with the below attractions offerings virtual experiences.  

Harvard University

With a total of 52 institutions of higher education just in the Greater Boston area, such as Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, Boston is home to some of the oldest and top universities in the world. Explore the halls of Harvard on a virtual tour of the historic campus, or take some of the free online classes including Introduction to Computer Science or a course exclusively focused on studying the play Hamlet. 

Hamlet Class: https://www.classcentral.com/course/edx-shakespeare-s-hamlet-the-ghost-7016?utm_source=fcc_medium&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=ivy_league_courses_2020

Computer Science class: https://www.classcentral.com/course/edx-cs50-s-introduction-to-computer-science-442?utm_source=fcc_medium&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=ivy_league_courses_2020

Virtual Campus Tour: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/explore-harvard/virtual-tour

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium has temporarily closed its doors due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, they still offer a “Virtual Visit.” This feature located on their website includes live presentations and activities. These activities are perfect for children and families, as they include worksheets and interactive diagrams, included in their virtual visits is even an Online Octopus Feeding! The New England Aquarium Virtual Visit can be located by opening this link: https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has an online exhibition feature on its website. This feature allows all of their collections to be viewed remotely. Many different types of art can be found at this world-class museum, from Monet to Ancient Instruments the possibilities are endless. The Museum of Fine Arts also includes educational tidbits about each collection and the museum itself. This virtual experience can be accessed by using this link: https://www.mfa.org/collections

Boston Children’s Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum is now offering a free virtual tour and online learning resources. The Boston Children’s Museum’s free online educational resources include learning plans and engaging activities for children. Many of these activities are targeted for both children and parents to do together. These resources could be the perfect at-home activity for families.

To find the online tour click on this link: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

To access the online resources visit this website: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/learning-resources/parent-educator-resources

USS Constitution Museum (Old Ironside)

The USS Constitution is a U.S Naval Ship that is now offering a virtual tour. Their Facebook page offers video tours of the USS Constitution every day. Along with these virtual tours of the ship, live questions can also be asked on the Facebook page. To view, these experiences click here: https://www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial/

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