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Experience the Best of Boston While Social Distancing
Even though the world is in lockdown due to COVID-19, you can still “visit” some of Boston’s best attractions virtually, from the comfort of your own home. In this week’s blog, we give you a list of resources put together by some our city’s best museums and cultural institutions to brighten up your spirits in this difficult time, and provide activities that everyone in your family can enjoy.

“While there is nothing quite like standing in the iconic courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or taking in a classical concert at an acoustical masterpiece like Symphony Hall, we are discovering new ways to approximate these experiences via virtual tours and digital sessions.”, said Martha Sheridan, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. “These virtual experiences keep our renowned institutions at people's fingertips through these tough times, ensuring that our amazing array of cultural offerings are still accessible, and reminding people that we are eager to welcome them back to our world-class city at the appropriate time.”


Every day, the Museum of Fine Arts is highlighting various pieces of art on their social media pages with descriptions, podcasts, and commentary. 

The Peabody Essex Museum has pulled together all sorts of interesting digital content for you to explore while the museum is closed. You can subscribe to their podcast, read stories, or take a deep dive into their online collection.

The John F. Kennedy Library also brings a variety of interactive experiences on their website and you can virtually explore parts of the library with Google Arts.

The USS Constitution Museum has put together a well-rounded virtual experience featuring blogs detailing the history of “Old Ironsides”, online collections, information about Constitution’s major voyages and events, and even ideas for hands-on activities for families to do together at home.

You can also browse the collections and various online exhibits by the Commonwealth Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, and Museum of African American History.


If you are a music lover, make sure you check out Boston Symphony Orchestra’s at home experience featuring great performances from their archives, behind the scenes content, and videos from their musicians.


Join the New England Aquarium for live presentations, videos, and activities to try from home. Their daily presentations are posted on Facebook every day at 11 am EST. And for even more updates and stories, follow along on Twitter and Instagram!

The Boston Children’s Museum is here to help with all things homeschooling and keeping the kids entertained at home. Every day on their social media channels they’re sharing fun at home activities, homeschooling info, their list of #100WaysToPlay, and much more!

The Museum of Science has developed a ton of STEM resources for you to peruse at home like daily live streams by the museum’s educators, STEM Beyond School info sessions, and more.

Find more virtual experiences on Boston USA’s dedicated web page.

For regular updates on the MCCA’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please go to

Looking for things to do in Boston when the crisis is over? Check out our guide of What To Do for shopping, dining, arts & music, historic landmark, and sports & entertainment suggestions. To give you a better idea of Boston’s make-up, also explore our guide to all the neighborhoods of Boston. Our Interactive Map will help you find the hotels, restaurants, and private event venues near our convention centers that are best suited for your group.

Boston is open for future bookings. If you need to change the dates of an event that hasn’t been accommodated by another city or are simply looking for a date in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out at