Virtual Field Trips for Atlanta Kids and Families Stuck at Home
Check out these kid-friendly Atlanta attractions all from the comfort of your home. Now more than ever, Atlanta attractions are offering virtual field trips to visit your favorite Atlanta places.
Atlanta’s top attractions—Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, College Football Hall of Fame, Fernbank Museum, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum, National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Zoo Atlanta—are offering virtual experiences through social media and website posts, ending the week with a “Field Trip Friday.”
The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory has at-home activities, puzzles, stories, exhibitions and more.
Booth Western Art Museum has fun and educational activities for kids with current and past exhibitions, art activities, presidential activities and more. On Facebook, every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., look at artwork from the Museum’s collection and follow an art lesson.
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park offers a virtual goody bag with digital resources for education and entertainment. Explore virtual exhibit, “A House with Three Names,” and follow Facebook for painting workshops.
Watch storytimes, interviews, how-to’s and more with community members, actors and Lantern Series artists.
Find new programming on Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home Digital Learning platform that includes live streaming shows, curriculum-based workshops and virtual museum tours.
Watch the online performance of Alliance Theatre’s “In My Granny’s Garden,” along with behind-the-scenes resources and virtual classes.
Check out Children Museum of Atlanta’s blog featuring an at-home activity, a vocabulary list that complements the activity and a YouTube playlist or book recommendation to support learning through play.
Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band fame will be hosting a Facebook Live sing-a-long and storytime every day this week at 3 or 4 p.m.
Take a moment to calm down and see what the jellyfish, sea otters, puffins, penguins, sea lions, beluga whales and more are up to live at Georgia Aquarium. Watch videos about the team and how they care for the animals at the Aquarium, and learn more about STEAM initiatives with these videos.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History has a Museum At Home program, and follow them on their social media feeds for “guess the animal” quizzes, facts, science articles, videos and more.
Tellus Science Museum offers past lectures and live streams on their YouTube channel.
Take a virtual tour of The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, where you’ll start in the Oval Office. On Facebook, they’ve posted an accompanying scavenger hunt idea to go with the virtual tour.
With The Dad’s Garage Social Distancing Spectacular, see streamed live shows, podcasts, improv and more.
Check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ podcasts, where they discuss activism, history and human rights concerns with leaders in civil and human rights.
The Breman Museum is sharing digital content, such as lesson plans, archived stories and highlights from past Bearing Witnesses.
MODA has online workshops and meetups for ages 8-18 for a nominal fee. Scholarships are available.
The World of Coca-Cola has a teacher toolkit you can use with activities related to educational standards.
The ATL Food Tour Box from Unexpected Atlanta allows you to try local restaurants while social distancing at home.
Atlanta Contemporary is offering a virtual tour of the exhibition “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” and the current Project Spaces.
DeKalb County Public Library has plenty of digital resources, including BookFlix, eRead Kids and HelpNow from Brainfuse for the kids. If you don’t have a library card yet, you can apply for one online.
Apply online for a Gwinnett County Public Library card for books, movies, magazines, subscription websites and more.
Check out Sequoyah Regional Library System‘s digital resources, if you hold a library card and are in good standing.
Cobb County Public Library System offers access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and more. Library card account holders whose memberships recently expired or were set to expire in the next 30 days have been renewed until May 1.
Forsyth County Public Library‘s eLibrary is open 24/7, and you can get a 21-day temporary library card.
Check out Henry County Library System’s e-resources.
The Conyers Rockdale Library System has digital resources, and they are sharing Women’s History Month facts on their Facebook page.