At Home Field Trips

Tour a museum No time like the present to get a little culture in. Check out #MuseumAtHome and take a virtual tour of the world’s most famous museums like the Guggenheim in NYC or the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. If you feel like straying off the beaten path, maybe try the Roald Dahl Museum or the Museum of Bad Art (and no, that’s not a typo). Check out this list from our friends at Travel and Leisure.

Visit those landmarks you haven’t gotten around to seeing Travel and Leisure also put together the ultimate site of sights to explore famous places like the Taj Mahal and Ellis Island. While you’re waiting on the MLB to make a decision about their season, take a virtual trip to Cooperstown to check out the legends of the game. There are also a variety of webcams that highlight national parks like Yellowstone or the Kenai Fjords in Alaska.

Explore the night sky If those four walls feel like they are closing in, there is no better escape then the endless sky. With a variety of apps (free & reasonably priced) you can keep in touch with NASA, identify your favorite constellation or keep track of the planets.

Photograph nature They don’t call it the great outdoors for nothing, so why not venture outside? The pros recommend things like a tripod and different lenses, but there isn’t much you can’t do with your smartphone camera these days. The Student Conservation Association has some tips to help. Try the portrait option for an unusual insect or the slow motion setting for a bird taking flight. Remember not to get too close to anything dangerous and always stay aware of your surroundings.     

Opera No need for Galilean binoculars! You can enjoy the Metropolitan Opera from the best seat in the house… literally ‒ your living room! Whether it’s on the Met website or Met Opera on Demand, you can enjoy 12 different productions from their Live in HD series. The best part? No formal attire is needed, so grab your sweats and get watching.