“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.”
ART & HISTORY
Every day, the Museum of Fine Arts is highlighting various pieces of art on their social media pages with descriptions, podcasts, and commentary.
Looking to celebrate #VanGogh, born #onthisday in 1853? Our new video library brings together some of our favorite MFA moments, so you can enjoy the #MuseumFromHome: https://t.co/iZLfkyOK56— Museum of Fine Arts (@mfaboston) March 30, 2020
Today, learn about #mfaConservation's work on the artist's beloved "Houses at Auvers." pic.twitter.com/7mqoBMd30G
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.
Petra Slinkard, PEM’s Curator of Fashion and Textiles, celebrates #WomensHistoryMonth with this selection of five remarkable female designers from our upcoming exhibition ‘Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion’. 💪 🧵https://t.co/o5odsAP0mF#5WomenArtists #whm @PslinksP pic.twitter.com/oZEJTVs9ps— Peabody Essex Museum (@peabodyessex) March 30, 2020
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!
Our armored and venomous fish exhibit is home to a few species of venomous AND poisonous fish. Know the difference? Venom must be injected, while poison must be ingested, or eaten.— New England Aquarium (@NEAQ) March 30, 2020
Check out a feeding with these fish on our Facebook today! #AquariumFromHome #VritualVisit pic.twitter.com/uhdFY0wH4I
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!
Today at 10:30am, head over to our YouTube channel for #StoryTime with Steve! Today, he is reading "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown — the perfect read for spring (despite the recent ❄️ here in Boston!) Find it here: https://t.co/4y450upQmx pic.twitter.com/3lBvatU2nB— Boston Children's Museum (@BosChildMuseum) March 25, 2020
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 https://sb.signatureboston.com/mcca-covid-19
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.