Brother Scott Buchanan, CEO of the Ohio Masonic Home, suggested Link-age create a list of virtual activities that seniors could do while their activities and visitors are limited. I am sure you will agree that you don’t need to be a senior to enjoy these great ideas for virtual visits!

ARTS & THEATRE

New York’s Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. from March 16 through March 22. 

The Kennedy Center

Ford’s Theatre

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE

Wright Patterson National Air Force Museum

NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA’s 4K virtual tour of Earth’s moon

GARDENS

Portland Japanese Garden

Highgrove Gardens, UK

Kew Gardens, UK

North American Gardens

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

TRAVEL

Aerial Tours Around the World

Yellowstone Tours

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Cotswolds, England

View from Empire State Building

Wales, UK from the Sky

Mount Vernon – George Washington’s home

360 View of Stonehenge

Visit Greece

MUSEUMS 

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

British Museum, London

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Google’s street view feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit roomsfilled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre offers virtual tours on its website.

The Vatican, Vatican City, Rome

Google Arts & Culture

online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.

Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame offers 360 degree tours.