Virtual Museum Exhibits
We’re bringing the art & culture of New York City to you! Many museums have made their collections and exhibits available to explore online from your very own home. Whether you are looking for homeschooling resources or just something to browse, you’ll find it within the virtual walls of one of these museums.
The American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History website is a must for students seeking resources. From weekly schedules of video tours and other events, to virtual tours of the museum, we highly recommend you visit their website yourself to see all that they offer. Additionally, they have an entire website dedicated to student learning, with games and videos to teach students about different scientific topics.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, the Met has succeeded in ensuring that their thousands of years’ worth of art and history are available to the public on their website. Online resources include guides to past exhibits and digital exhibits of the history of the museum. They also have weekly events through their social pages, including digital story-time for younger children and Saturday Sketching for teens to learn different sketching techniques.
The Tenement Museum shares the stories of the immigrant families that lived at 97 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Many of their exhibits can be viewed on their website along with a newly created digital exhibit on the US Census, explaining the history of the census and how it was used by the museum to learn about the families that lived at 97 Orchard Street. Other resources available include weekly virtual events, from book discussions to learning how to pickle veggies!
Museums have always been an integral part of society. They allow us to learn about cultures and ideas that may have existed long ago or may be from other parts of the world. During this time when we cannot visit in person, these institutions have made sure that their resources are still available to the public. Which one will you explore today?