This page is to help those in self quarantine during these times find educational and interesting virtual tours to keep their minds engaged.
Thank you for your thoughts regarding all of the library's work on the Virtual Tours!
Hope you're staying safe & healthy! I wanted to take a sec and let you know what a great resource the Chesley Library educational web page https://www.chesleylib.com/educational-sources.html has been for my family... My mother moved in with us just before the COVID outbreak and with twin 9 year olds we definitely had our hands full LOL. But we were able to get some EXCELLENT resources to use while everyone was stuck at home during quarantine thanks to your links...especially the virtual field trip resources! My girls loved exploring the Boston Childrens Museum.. it's great granddaughter/grandma bonding time too!
The girls suggested that we send a thank-you note...or e-mail haha. But it does feel like a good time to show gratitude and put some positivity into the world so here we are =) Thank you!!
We also wanted to share another good resource to return the favor, so we picked out a neat article about museums in Dubai, at https://www.bayut.com/mybayut/best-museums-dubai-list/ . A sister studied abroad in Dubai last year and they loved hearing all her stories.. They thought you'd want to add this to your virtual resources, for other people to learn from this summer! Hopefully it's helpful..
Virtual Tours are now available for the public. They will be hosted every Wednesday at 11am and 2pm with a live guide via Zoom. Tickets will be $5 and free for members of the AIM. Registration is required and must be completed at least 1 hour before the start time. You can learn more at https://independencemuseum.org/visit/ You can also find them posted on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/626739408221149/
"With so many people staying home and so much remote learning happening, I wanted to share with your that the American Independence Museum is posting a different history or civics resource everyday of Facebook during this period at https://www.facebook.com/americanindependencemuseum/. We are also posting a different item from our collection or piece of NH history on our instagram page daily https://www.instagram.com/americanindependencemuseum/ or @americanindependencemuseum ."
- Victoria Su
Director of Engagement
American Independence Museum
One Governors Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free. The Guggenheim The online collections include Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Browse by artist, date, medium, movement, and venue, or by several of the major groups of acquisitions that have entered the holdings of the foundation since its inception in 1937
The following is from the Youth Services Programming Database for New Hampshire Public Libraries:
National Parks: travel through the trails of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the Yosemite National Park. Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs
Zoos & Aquariums: Houston Zoo ,San Diego Zoo, Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Georgia Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium , Seacoast Science Center
FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum
Playbill – Broadway shows you can watch at home
Center for Puppetry Arts to live stream performances
Tour of the Great Wall of China
Go to Mars
Virtual Spring Break Trips by Sarah Marie on Future Ready Librarians:
Strawbery Banke has a page on the website that highlights all the different virtual tours we currently offer: https://www.strawberybanke.org/virtual-tour.cfm
Also of interest is the virtual classroom, great for students:
DOCUMENTARY HEAVEN - FOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN
Click here to browse documentaries with something for everyone!
Please Take Advantage of this Opportunity to watch these beautifully done videos!
Netflix Free Documentaries on YouTube
Here's a new online resource for patrons.
Netflix is making a handful of documentaries available for free on its U.S. YouTube channel. At the moment, there are 10 documentary films and series available, including 13th, Babies, Chasing Coral, Knock Down the House, and Our Planet. Each comes with educational resources, like discussion questions, ways to take action, and more info. Netflix says it plans to add Q&As with some of the project creators soon.
“Our Planet”: Eight-part documentary series from the creators of “Planet Earth” provides a never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants, filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
The 10 documentaries available for free include:
One Planet -
Frozen Worlds -
Coastal Seas -
Fresh Water -
High Seas -