Stay connected while you stay home
Even though we may not be able to enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer in person right now, you can still take advantage of our virtual experiences. We’ve rounded up a few ways to keep your mind sharp, support local businesses and pass the time.
Virtual Museum Tours
Baltimore’s museums, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Maryland Historical Society have online collections you can browse at your own pace. Pick the topic you’re most interested in and dive in—you may even come across items that are not on view at the museum. The BMA also publishes an online magazine of artist interviews, behind the scenes with curators and deep dives into exhibition meanings.
Live Stream Animal Encounters
The National Aquarium and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore both have multiple live stream cameras that show different habitats in real time. At the zoo, catch the penguins during feeding time or watch the flamingos bathe in the water. The aquarium has lenses on the blacktip reef sharks, the jellyfish pool and the Pacific coral reef.
The Maryland Science Center has instructions to create your own mini science lesson at home in a number of subjects such as physics, engineering, biology and chemistry. Borrow from the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s online collection of eBooks, movies, music and comics. Don’t have a library card? Maryland residents can sign up for instant access with an eCard. Also, get messy with at-home family art activities from the American Visionary Art Museum and later join Charm City Trivia for virtual trivia night.