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While sheltering at home, how to explore Georgia from your Atlanta couch

Events at Atlanta museums, live theater, concerts, comedy shows, and field trips through nature—it’s all a click away

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Fernbank, where #MuseumAtHome events currently roam the earth.
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As the city continues to operate under a “shelter at home” order, and popular escapes in places like North Georgia Mountain counties declare themselves off-limits to Atlanta, it’s not surprising many Atlantans are starting to feel the grip of cabin fever.

Thankfully, we can still explore the city—and beyond—from the comforts of home.

Many sites, attractions, and destinations across Georgia are inviting Atlantans to come and visit—virtually, of course.

From virtual tours to daily live chats to live concerts and more, there’s much to choose from to play tourist around Atlanta and the state right now. It doesn’t require anything more than an internet connection.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of activities covering a wide range of interests you can participate in, whether it’s just you or the entire family.

Your daily “to do” list just got a boost.

Screenshot of the Center for Puppetry Art’s Facebook page.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the virtual offerings at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Around Atlanta

Fernbank Museum

Check out the museum’s Facebook page for its #MuseumAtHome posts that feature science experiments, story time, live animal encounters, and more.

College Football Hall of Fame

Every Tuesday and Thursday, join historian and curator Jeremy Swick for a Facebook live discussion on college football facts and artifacts showcased at the hall.

Georgia Aquarium

Sure, you can check out the aquarium’s live webcams, but there’s much more to see and do. On the website, you’ll find plenty of at-home learning events including daily and weekly live streaming events, “Deep Sea Learning” videos, downloadable lesson plans, and more.

Image looking down at woman working on laptop with drink by her side.
You don’t have to forego cultural inspiration thanks to the Alliance Theatre’s virtual resources.
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Alliance Theatre

Catch virtual shows, coaching, classes and more on the theater website. There’s even a virtual spring break camp set for the week of April 6.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Visit the center’s Facebook page, where you’ll find a range of activities including live puppet programs, workshops, and museum tours.

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Who doesn’t need a good laugh these days? Tune in to the theater’s Twitch account for live shows, podcasts, improv performances, and other entertaining events.

High Museum of Art

The museum is sharing works of art, videos of art installations, and hosting virtual events on its Facebook page.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Taking its programming virtual, the center launched its “Power to Inspire: Virtual Series,” which offers a variety of activities including interviews, story times, and workshops.

Kimono My House

Enjoy live concerts from Georgia-based musicians as well as musicians from beyond the state on the group’s Facebook page.

Screenshot of Georgia State Park’s Facebook page.
Go online to visit Georgia State Parks throughout the state.

Around Georgia

Georgia State Parks

Everyone is welcome to participate in its eRanger program, which includes live ranger chats, virtual field trips, and other activities.

The Rock Ranch

Starting Wednesday, The Rock Ranch is launching virtual educational field trips via Facebook live.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center at Columbus State University

See live animal encounters via Facebook live, and check out the YouTube channel for nature and STEM activities.

Booth Western Art Museum

The staff is sharing art daily on the Facebook page as well as virtual tours on its YouTube channel.

Visit Macon

This Georgia city is not letting the coronavrius stop its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. You can check out Virtual Cherry Blossom Experience followed by virtual live concerts on the Facebook page.