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 Museums at Home
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.”
Michael C. Carlos Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory has at-home activities, puzzles, stories, exhibitions and more.
Booth Western Art Museum
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
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.
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Watch storytimes, interviews, how-to’s and more with community members, actors and Lantern Series artists.
Center for Puppetry Arts Streaming Live Performances
Find new programming on Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home Digital Learning platform that includes live streaming shows, curriculum-based workshops and virtual museum tours.
Alliance Theatre Streaming Performances
Watch the online performance of Alliance Theatre’s “In My Granny’s Garden,” along with behind-the-scenes resources and virtual classes.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta Virtual Activities
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.
Sing-a-long Storytime with Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band
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.
Zoo Atlanta Virtual Activities
Watch how the pandas spend their time with Zoo Atlanta’s Panda Cam. Learn about the other animals at the Zoo with their #FastFactFriday videos on Facebook.
Georgia Aquarium Virtual Activities
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 Virtual Activities
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.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Virtual Activities
Go behind-the-scenes at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and listen to performances on their YouTube channel. They’re also hosting live watch parties on Facebook.
Tellus Science Museum Virtual Activities
Tellus Science Museum offers past lectures and live streams on their YouTube channel.
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Virtual Activities
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.
Atlanta History Center Virtual Activities
View Atlanta History Center’s online exhibitions: “Atlanta in 50 Objects” and “More than Self: Living the Vietnam War.” They’re also sharing historical facts and tidbits on Facebook.
High Museum of Art Virtual Activities
Take a virtual tour of the High Museum of Art. They are publishing art activities you can do at home on their blog.
The Dad’s Garage Virtual Activities
With The Dad’s Garage Social Distancing Spectacular, see streamed live shows, podcasts, improv and more.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ Podcast
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 Virtual Activities
The Breman Museum is sharing digital content, such as lesson plans, archived stories and highlights from past Bearing Witnesses.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Virtual Activities
Atlanta Botanical Garden is posting panoramic and 3D photos on their Facebook to share spring blooms. Find at-home activities on their website.
Museum of Design Virtual Activities
MODA has online workshops and meetups for ages 8-18 for a nominal fee. Scholarships are available.
The World of Coca-Cola Virtual Activities
The World of Coca-Cola has a teacher toolkit you can use with activities related to educational standards.
Unexpected Atlanta’s Virtual Tour
The ATL Food Tour Box from Unexpected Atlanta allows you to try local restaurants while social distancing at home.
Atlanta Contemporary’s Virtual Tour
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.
Fulton County Library is offering a streaming storytime program Mon.-Fri. at 11 a.m. Check out their digital resources here.
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.