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..
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 Guggenheim's online collection allows you to 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 Louvre is also offering its own virtual tour online for free.
National Parks: travel through the trails of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the Yosemite National Park.
Zoo & Aquarium Live-streams: Houston Zoo ,San Diego Zoo, Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
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:
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 -