Virtual Experiences, Tours & Events
With it being the season of summer, it’s hard not visiting some our favorite places, attractions, events, museums, parks, and galleries. For the moment, as the world has adjusted to our home-centered living, here are some amazing virtual tours, events, concerts, and learning opportunities in Prince George's County and the surrounding Metropolitan DMV area, you can engage with from the comfort of home.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (UMD, College Park, MD)
The Clarice and the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities present Keep Creating. Keep Creating is a College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) virtual initiative that creates spaces for University of Maryland’s artists and humanists to share their works and for anyone to experience UMD’s various arts offerings from home.
Joe's Movement Emporium (Mount Rainier)
Joe’s remains committed to serving as your creative arts hub, as we have for the past 25 years. We are so excited to engage our creative community with virtual classes, tutorials, and more! You can also experience our virtual programs and artist partners through our E-News, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD)
Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations, the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt..Begin in the lobby to learn about the orbiting spacecraft. Visit the Mission Operations Room, where the flight operators command and monitor Hubble. Step into the Operations Support Room, where the flight team investigates spacecraft anomalies and verifies new procedures. Then explore the exhibit hallway to view hardware that once flew in space aboard Hubble as well as tools that astronauts used to repair and upgrade the observatory.
National Harbor Art Collection (National Harbor, MD)
Looking for a change of scenery? Take a trip around National Harbor and enjoy the amazing public art collection from the comfort of home. Simply text ACNH to 56512 and watch the artwork be brought to life with this interactive guide. Standard text message rates apply.
Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center (North Brentwood)
Join us for virtual tours of Prince George’s County’s most people and powerful places. Tour guides Jessica Smith Hebron and Gabriel Greives will help you to discover the crowned jewels of our beloved county while sharing Black History facts along the way. Held every Friday at 11:30 am.
Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council (Largo, MD)
Virtual Lunch Break Series | Available thru PGAHC's Facebook and other social channels.
Welcome to Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council's 'Virtual Lunch Break Series'! We'll be here at 12 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to share inspiring virtual performances, demonstrations, and discussions about artistic expression.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System (Hyattsville, MD)
Check out the Library System's daily virtual events for opportunities to listen, learn, and share together. Please note that while many of these programs are hosted by PGCMLS, others are outside events.
Ford's Theatre (Washington, DC)
The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital for all audiences to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality, and creative expression.
George Washington's Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)
The riverside estate of George Washington includes the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, with 25 galleries and theaters, more than 700 artifacts, and interactive displays that introduce visitors to the real George Washington. The most famous dentures in the world are on display, along with three life-size models of Washington created from a forensic investigation. The historic area features the restored Mansion, original outbuildings, the tomb where the Washingtons are buried, beautiful gardens, and heritage breed animals who work at a four-acre farm site near the river.
Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photos, maps and manuscripts in our collections.Yes, some of us are stuck at home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be doing science together! We’ve created a variety of online activities and events to bring a bit of the science center to your home. Try one of our Science At Home Activities, join us for new online events every week, and more!
Maryland Science Center (Baltimore, MD)
Yes, some of us are stuck at home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be doing science together! The Maryland Science Center has created a variety of online activities and events to bring a bit of the science center to your home. Try one of our Science At Home Activities, join us for new online events every week, and more!
National Air & Space Museum (Washington, DC)
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA display the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts.
National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD)
There's nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand - but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into our Black Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreans and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Please note Aquarium cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours please enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment.
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
Degas at the Opera | Virtual Tour
Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the Gallery closed, so we have gathered a selection of opportunities to experience the exhibition from home. We hope you enjoy the first show dedicated to Edgar Degas’s fascination with the Opéra—its spaces, the music, and the people involved with the thriving theatrical life of 19th-century Paris. The resources below include research on the Gallery’s collection of works by Degas (the world’s third-largest) as well as video footage captured on the last day the Gallery was open. The dynamic new virtual tour allows you to explore each room of the exhibition. Click on the different-colored dots to read wall texts, listen to the audio tour, watch related video clips, and more. While available on mobile, this tour is best viewed on a desktop or tablet.
Raphael & His Circle | Virtual Tour
Raphael (1483–1520) was one of the greatest artistic figures working in the Western classical tradition. To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, the Gallery presents 26 prints and drawings in an intimate installation. This dynamic new feature allows you to explore each room of the exhibition. Click on the different-colored dots to read wall texts, watch related video clips, and more. While available on mobile, this tour is best viewed on a desktop or tablet.
The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)
A free, live digital performance initiative, Couch Concerts, to help inspire, uplift, heal, and bring the performing arts from the homes of artists into homes across the country and around the world during these difficult times. Couch Concerts streaming live Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 pm from the center's Millennium Stage.
National Museum of African American History & Culture (Washington, DC)
Explore, learn and engage with the National Museum of African American History and Culture through our numerous digital resources.
National Museum of American History (Washington, DC)
The National Museum of American History collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. One of our most iconic objects? Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from "The Wizard of Oz."
National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)
National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display
National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC)
As the nation’s only museum dedicated to American portraiture, we want to meet you where you are…online! Even though our building is temporarily closed, we invite you to join us digitally to learn about the people who have shaped — and are continuing to change — our nation’s history.
Join us for online tours of our galleries and exhibitions, listen to stories about remarkable individuals on our podcast, and discover our open access collection.
National Zoo (Washington, DC)
See what pandas, elephants, naked mole-rats, lions and cheetahs are up to. The animal webcams remain online, but volunteers will not be operating them, so animals may not be visible at all times.
Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery (Washington, DC)
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today. The Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features one of the finest collections of American craft in the United States.
United States Botanic Garden (Washington, DC)
As a museum with a living collection, our exhibits, displays and plants are always changing. No two visits are exactly alike! To get a feel for what you might see when you come visit the U.S. Botanic Garden, we encourage you take our virtual tour. You'll get a peek at our Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park, but the plant displays and exhibits are likely to be different each time you come.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC)
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
Transport yourself to Washington, DC on dozens of immersive, first-person adventures. Experience what it’s like to step foot inside the majestic Lincoln Memorial, walk through bustling Union Market or visit a free Smithsonian Institution museum. So what are you waiting for? Hop from neighborhood hot spots to awe-inspiring museums to world-famous landmarks, and then start planning your next trip to the nation’s capital.