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Museums, National Parks, and Other Free Virtual Experiences 

You can Stay Inside And still explore the outside world

Updated: March 26, 2020

With many people finding themselves inside more than usual right now there’s a bit of wanderlust going around. Luckily, the internet is filled with dozens of virtual destinations for people to access for free. Groupon Coupons found everything from online concerts, 360 city views, and renowned galleries around the world.

While these experiences are free some offer opportunities to make contributions to worldwide organizations or local benefits. And though your computer or TV will allow for stunning experiences, the best way to enjoy these virtual getaways is through a viewer. You don't have to spend hundreds on headsets though. You can find affordable options starting at less than $12!

Visit Virtual Museums For Free

 

Louvre

The Louvre offers virtual tours for select exhibits directly from their website. You can explore Eqyptian Antiquities, Galerie d'Apollon, Exhibition: The Advent of the Artist, and Remains of the Louvre's Moat.

 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Get 360-degree views of every exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum on their website.

 

Google Arts & Culture Collection

Google Arts & Culture offers a robust list of museums and galleries that are continuously updated with new pieces. You can sort your experience by places and explore over 450 collections in the United States.

Visit Virtual National Parks and Cities

 

31 National Parks on Google Earth

With Google Earth you can walk through all 31 of the U.S. national parks. Find youself at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park or Dry Tortugas National Park.

 

View From The Top

Stand atop iconic monuments and look out onto cities like you never have. See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower or gaze on the South Atlantic Ocean from Rio de Janeiro.

 

European Heritage Sites

You can explore European heritage sites ranging from the Skokloster Castle, the Austrian National Library, and mysteries like Stonehenge.

 

 

Attend Virtual Concerts For Free

 

Together At Home

Together At Home, a virtual series created by Global Citizen on YouTube, features at home concerts from John Legend, Niall Horan, Ziggy Marley, and more.

 

NPR Concert Resource

NPR is updating virtual concerts daily. Their website includes showtimes, where to find the acts, and a Google form to add concerts to the lineup.

 

Sit In The Orchestra

Or you can opt for a 360-degree experience as you sit center stage in an orchestra as they play in Carnegie Hall

 

Sofar Sounds

Support local artists through Sofar Sounds Keep Listening Room. There are new free shows every night.