Just because we're sheltering in place doesn't mean we can't stay engaged and enriched. Miss your beloved Atlanta museums and attractions? They're now coming to you, one web page at time.
Atlanta from Home
Have you seen the video of the adorable puppy romp inside the Georgia Aquarium? If not, click here for your cuteness quotient overload. While at the aquarium's page, there's so much more you can do, such as get caught up in one of the many webcams—watch underwater puffins, African penguins, jellies and more. Need to keep the kids occupied? Check out the great resources for at-home learning.
Atlanta Children's Museum
Kids will also have fun exploring the fun facts and projects on the Children's Museum of Atlanta's blog. Whether it's making music, art or learning about the solar system, it'll all feel like play to them.
Meet creatures such as Australian Bearded Dragons and Eastern Box Turtles, listen to storytime or download a PDF to go on a scavenger hunt in your back yard—find it all at Fernbank's Museum at Home page.
Museum of Design
Activities abound online at the Museum of Design Atlanta—online workshops and meet-ups range in topics from 3D design, coding with Minecraft and architecture and last about two hours each. Keep the page bookmarked for information on upcoming adult programs.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The weather is beautiful right now, and the flowers are in bloom. Find inspiration at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; through videos on its Facebook page, you can tour the 30-acre site's different gardens, learn how to identify flowers and much more.
College Football Hall of Fame
In need of a sports fix? Go inside the archives of the College Football Hall of Fame with curator and historian Jeremy Swick—bone up on the history of the game now so you can impress your friends with your knowledge when gatherings are once again OK.
Learn about Jewish Atlanta at the Bremen Museum. It's taking its city tours online, and you can find them here. Want to investigate further? Visit its archives for manuscript and photograph collections, as well as hundreds of oral histories.
Now's a great time to take the opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Atlanta born-and-bred civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. His message is a vital one not only on the national holiday but every day of the year. The Facebook page of Atlanta's King Center, where King and wife Coretta are buried, is full of inspiring videos.
The High Museum
The High Museum of Art encourages social connection by sharing inspiring images on its Instagram page and videos through its YouTube page. You can also get creative at home on its activities page, in addition to learning about current and future exhibits.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum focuses on art and objects from ancient civilizations. It updates its Carlos from Home page on a weekly basis; discover podcasts, videos, virtual exhibitions and online puzzles galore.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Last but certainly not least, be sure to take time to laugh a little each day. The Center for Puppetry Arts will put a smile on your face with live puppet shows, puppet workshops and museum tours.
This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.