Maddie's 411 on all the virtual possibilities while social distancing

 

The days of social distancing continue and have left many of us feeling, well, a little bummed out and stir-crazy. Though we have started back to school and are keeping active working from home, it's easy to fall into a rut. 

While our spring breaks weren't spent relaxing under the warm sun or skiing down the slopes, luckily, there's more than one way to enjoy the vacation that never happened. Instead of trying Maddie's 10 tips, broaden your horizons with some virtual tours. 

"Walk" through some of the most famous cultural institutions, like The Louvre and Museum of Natural History, then go on a virtual vacation and "ooh" and "aw" over popular tourist destinations. And regardless of your age, enjoy some live footage of animals playing at the zoo!

Become an art expert

Experience the best museums from Wichita all the way to France and Seoul in the comfort of your home. Check out these sits to go on virtual tours of museums and exhibits. 

Did someone say vacay? 

Traveling might be out of the cards right now but don't let that stop you from touring must-see sights in the United States and across the world. Cross one of these trips off your bucket list, all from the comfort of your couch. 

Pandas, polar bears and penguins, oh my!

Through live streams and webcams, pandas, polar bears and penguins have captured the hearts of thousands of viewers. Don’t forget the puppies that explored the aquarium at night. While zoos are closed, don’t let that stop you from checking in on our favorite exhibits. Grab your friends, your family or your pet and watch your favorite animals become stars.

Time to get groovy

With hundreds of tours canceled across the nation, many musicians are taking their concerts to Instagram and Facebook live. Tune in and dance it out to your favorite artist. 

  • Npr.org is posting a schedule of different musical acts doing virtual concerts through Facebook and Instagram. Check everyday for the updated schedule. 
  • Watch an opera for free with the Metropolitan Opera
  • Listen to a live recording from the Seattle Symphony.

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