New York State is home to many world-renowned museums, cultural institutions, zoos, and more. Due to coronavirus restrictions, some of these incredible attractions are operating with limitations or are temporarily closed, but many can still be explored online from the comfort of your own home. Below is a list of New York State's best online events, virtual tours, webcams, and livestreams. This list will be updated regularly, so check back when you need inspiration, whether it's taking a 360-degree tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame, visiting a cuddly animal on a zoo livecam, browsing a world-class art collection, or practicing deep breathing in a livestream yoga class. (Events are noted with dates in bold.) You can also find exciting virtual reality and 360-degree videos on the I LOVE NY app. And the I LOVE NY blog features posts with virtual experiences, such as Virtual Museum Tours in New York State.

Art & Culture | Family-Friendly/Education | Zoos, Aquariums, and Wildlife | Nature and Adventure | LGBTQ |  Cooking, Gardening, and Farming | Craft Breweries/Wineries | Music | Film | Comedy | Dance | Theater | Storytelling | Architecture | Wellness | Sports/Motorsports | History | Science

Updated 5/19/21

Art & Culture:

NY PopsUp: This festival features pop-up performances held in New York City and throughout New York State, featuring artists who showcase the strength of the arts, from theater to dance to live music and more. Follow @nypopsup on Instagram to watch selections from recent performances and to catch upcoming shows on Instagram Live. 

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts: The ALCA-Seltzer Series: Online Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing! These "doses" of online workshops (Seltzer Workshops), short videos (Seltzer Shorts), and livestreams (Seltzer Streams) are designed to help the Arts Center stay connected with our communities, both near and far! They include songs, theatre, studio tours, workshops, concerts, and more. (Adirondacks)

Hyde Collection: Current exhibits available online. You can also join the Hyde’s new Facebook group created to provide support, activities, and share resources. (Adirondacks)

Albany Center Gallery: Explore the Gallery from home with 360-degree tours of previous exhibits available on their website. (Capital-Saratoga)

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios is offering multiple ways to stay engaged with art. Find art workshop classes online each week and check out the daily “Taking Care” video series with art making prompts. Boxes packed with art-making essentials are also available for purchase, or as a donation to someone in need. (Capital-Saratoga)

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts: View the virtual gallery “Captured at a Distance,” an exhibit created by teen participants in the Center’s Project: Identity Photography program. “Captured at a Distance” offers a glimpse into the lives of students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates. View the virtual gallery. (Catskills)

Opus 40: Online arts, culture, and education experiences from the Catskills outdoor sculpture park. (Catskills)

Thomas Cole Historic Site: Video lectures and virtual tours. (Catskills)

Fenimore Art Museum: Check out several virtual experiences including glimpses of new exhibitions, collections programs, and more. (Central New York)

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute: Online version of the permanent collection. (Central New York)

Griffis Sculpture Park: Drone footage of the outdoor sculpture park. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

The George Eastman Museum is launching a new series of virtual talks, Future/Present, featuring early- to mid-career photographers and artists who are exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and pushing the boundaries of image-making and visual culture today. View the full schedule here$10 suggested donation, free for members; Pre-Registration required. (Finger Lakes)

Gourdlandia: Gourdlandia’s artist, Graham Ottoson is featured in a new “show and tell” video demonstrating the gourds of all shapes and sizes she transforms into instruments, lamps, clocks, and other décor items. (Finger Lakes)

Johnson Museum of Art: View and search the collection with the eMuseum database. (Finger Lakes)

Memorial Art Gallery—The Sculpture Park @ MAG: Explore the collections online. (Finger Lakes)

Tioga Arts Council: Stay connected with Tioga Arts Council from home. View current exhibitions online, explore ways to stay “Creative in Quarantine” and find art activities for the whole family. (Finger Lakes)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Experience a variety of virtual event offerings such as Drink and Draw classes, Family Funday, and virtual presentations. Browse the virtual events calendar. (Greater Niagara)

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens: The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced they will offer a variety of new online art workshops including horticulture classes, painting classes, holiday arrangement classes, and moreCost varies; Advanced registration required(Greater Niagara)

Burchfield Penney Art Center: Digital collection. (Greater Niagara)

Art Omi Sculpture and Architecture Park: Art Omi's Curatorial Conversations. Watch previously recorded Zoom conversations of curators exploring and discussing current and past works from the sculpture park and arts organization. Also, browse all of Art Omi's current and past exhibitions online at its website. Visitors will find thousands of photos of outdoor installations in the Sculpture & Architecture Park in all four seasons, as well as documentation of gallery exhibitions. New: Check out a virtual reality tour of the park. And take an audio tour of Art Omi, available through the GeoTourist app. (Hudson Valley)

Dia: Beacon Watch & Listen: Video and audio talks between artists (Hudson Valley)

Edward Hopper House: Browse photos of current exhibitions online. (Hudson Valley)

Garner Arts Center: #GarnerAtHome with Virtual Art Classes and Virtual Studio Tours. (Hudson Valley)

Maggazino Italian Art: Move through the exhibits by clicking on either of the pictures, then scrolling through the images of the collections using the left- and right-oriented arrows. Note that this is not a 360-degree tour. (Hudson Valley)

Poughkeepsie Open Studios is typically an opportunity to interact personally with artists who live, work, or teach in the area. While it’s a little different this year, you’ll still have the opportunity to virtually learn about local artists’ creative processes, and the types of media they employ. Start your virtual tour and be introduced to more than 60 local artists. (Hudson Valley)

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College: Explore the UPSTREAMING archive, featuring digital commissions, virtual events and beloved performances. These programs reflect the Fisher Center’s mission to engage artists and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. (Hudson Valley) 

Rockland Center for the Arts: Virtually step inside artist studios, take a class, or try out meditation while coloring. Prices vary. (Hudson Valley)

Storm King Art Center: Storm King’s site is reopened with new protocols, but you can still explore the permanent collection online, discover hidden treasures in the archives, and view the Oral History Program, all from home. (Hudson Valley)

Heckscher Museum of Art: Bringing the Museum to You- Heckscher at Home offers an online Collection Database and Exhibitions as well as Kids Art Activities and more. (Long Island)

Parrish Art Museum: Online artist stories, podcasts, videos, and more. (Long Island)

CATALYST: Art and Social Justice is a curated installation of works by New York Artists and Activists since 1960, celebrating the power of art to spark change and spur progress. Gracie Mansion Conservancy offers a virtual walkthrough of the art exhibit featured in each room of the mansion. You can also register for a free docent-led tour live via Zoom. Each tour is 1 hour followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. (NYC)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Immersive 360-degree videos of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's locations, including The Met Cloisters, The Met Breuer, and the Fifth Avenue museum’s Temple of Dendur and arms and armor galleries. (NYC)

The Studio Museum in Harlem: Discover thousands of artworks from the collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem, a home for artists of African descent and work inspired and influenced by black culture. (NYC)

Village Preservation has launched a new interactive app, “Virtual Village” offering 30+ free guided walking tours that highlight the area south of Union Square, where Greenwich Village meets the East Village. The tours cover an array of topics including architecture, politics, African-American and LGBTQ activism, art, and music. Select a tour or explore individual buildings on your own. (NYC)

Frederic Remington Art Museum: View collections and exhibits online. (Thousand Islands-Seaway)


New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River: Download lesson plans, booklets, workshops, and more while taking a virtual journey down the river. (Various Regions)

Hyde CollectionView current exhibitions and the permanent collection virtually. Plus find weekly children’s programming including artful afternoons and tours for tots available on the collection's YouTube channel. (Adirondacks).

The Wild Center: 360-degree virtual tour. Plus, special online events, talks, games, and more on the Wild Center's digital site. (Adirondacks)

Albany Institute of History & Art: STEAM lesson plans and more. (Capital-Saratoga)

Children's Museum at Saratoga: Virtual storytime and activities on Facebook and at-home learning projects available for download. (Capital-Saratoga)

SPAC: The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has family-friendly activities available, including dance classes for kids 5 and up (and adults), printable coloring pages and puzzles, and more. (Capital-Saratoga)

The Tang Teaching Museum: Art-making activities you can do at home, including downloadable art projects and coloring pages inspired by Tang exhibitions and Tang collections. (Capital-Saratoga)

Emerson Resort & Spa: Take the Emerson Resort & Spa's online Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win an Emerson kaleidoscope! (Catskills)

Oneida County Coloring Pages: Get out the crayons and markers and color in pages featuring Central New York attractions like the Utica Zoo, Erie Canal, and more! (Central New York)

Roberson Museum & Science Center: Online versions of planetarium programs and hands-on activities using materials found around the house. (Central New York) 

Chautauqua Institution: Watch and engage with Chautauqua programs live or on demand using five CHQ Assembly online platforms. Check out upcoming programs. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

Corning Museum of Glass: Glassmaking videos, a virtual tour, coloring activities, education, and special programming including virtual live chats and more. More details including how to tune in here. (Finger Lakes)

CurbFreeFromHome Facebook Live series: The blogger behind Curb Free with Cory Lee's #CurbFreeFromHome Facebook Live series features a visit to Rochester. Lee speaks with Rachel Pulvino, the Director of Communications for Visit Rochester, to talk all about accessibility within Rochester and what makes it a fantastic place to visit once you feel safe to do so! (Finger Lakes)

Everson Museum of Art: Offering virtual programs and activity guides so you can stay connected and keep young minds busy while they are home from school. Share your home art projects with #artfortheE on Instagram and Twitter. (Finger Lakes)

Genesee Country Village & Museum: Family fun and learning web page. (Finger Lakes)

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)Experience the Syracuse Innovation Station exhibit, featuring past and present innovations and inventions, now online! (Finger Lakes)

Rakow Research Library: Digital collection. (Finger Lakes)

Rochester Museum & Science Center: Explore online collections and libraries. (Finger Lakes)

Strong Museum of Play: Online exhibits and virtual collections. (Finger Lakes)

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens: Check out a growing list of great activities that anyone can do at home with every-day materials. (Greater Niagara)

Hudson River Museum: Museum From Home allows you to virtually experience all HRM has to offer, engaging videos, hands-on art and science activities, lesson plans, storytime, and more. (Hudson Valley)

Mohonk Preserve: “Nature Nuggets” based on material from our award-winning Education team that will help families get into nature in their own backyards. (Hudson Valley)

Long Island Children's Museum: Virtual tour, at-home activities, and teacher resources, with new additions every Friday. (Long Island)

Long Island Museum: Online family art and history activities, based on the museum’s collection, historic buildings, and grounds. (Long Island)

Old Westbury Gardens: The winter season is upon us and with Old Westbury Gardens’ Backyard Learning activities, your backyard offers endless opportunities for continued learning and discovery. Visit their YouTube channel for more how-to videos and fun facts. (Long Island)

American Museum of Natural History. Digital tours of its collection, virtual field trips, and more. (NYC) 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Virtual tours, educational resources and virtual astronomy. (NYC)

How tall is Supertall? The Skyscraper Museum sets its bar high: 1,250 feet, the height of the Empire State Building. Museum from Home and explore past exhibitions, lectures and authors’ talks. Lesson plans, education activities and research resources are also available. (NYC)

The Staten Island Museum offers online programming from family art workshops to STEM activities, plus a growing list of virtual events. Check out the full schedule here. (New York City)

Nicandri Nature Center: Weekly virtual nature program on the center's Facebook page. (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

Follow The Children’s Museum of Oswego for Family Play Plans, rooted in educational standards they provide playful learning experiences, emphasizing exploration, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

Zoos, Aquariums, and Wildlife:

Foal Patrol is in its 4th season. An initiative of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame offers a one-of-a-kind collection of live web cameras giving the viewer rare insight into the life of mares during their pregnancies, including the actual birth and first few weeks of their foal’s life. Check in on To the Moon Alice and her new filly at Old Tavern Farm in Saratoga Springs. (Capital-Saratoga)

Animal Adventure Park: Live cams with giraffes and other animals from this beloved park. (Central New York)

Beekman 1802: Baby goat cam. (Central New York)

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park: Online educational resources and activities, plus, look out for updates on Facebook and Instagram. (Central New York)

Explore the virtual experiences offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, including online webinars, workshops, self-guided tours, and ways to get involved. (Central New York)

Utica Zoo: Family activities are available on the website. (Central New York)

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park: Daily video animal updates on the zoo's Facebook page. (Finger Lakes)

Seneca Park Zoo: Online projects for adults and families. (Finger Lakes)

Aquarium of Niagara: Updates and virtual programming on their Facebook page. (Greater Niagara)

Buffalo Zoo: Videos on Instagram. (Greater Niagara)

Peregrine falcon webcam: Falcons nesting on the Mid-Hudson bridge. (Hudson Valley)

Trevor Zoo live webcams: Featuring red pandas, herons, and more. (Hudson Valley)

Wolf Conservation Center: Check out webcams of "Ambassador" wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around anticipated den sites. (Hudson Valley)

The Whaling Museum & Education Center: Museum from home with activities, crafts, coloring pages, resources, and virtual events. (Long Island)

Nature and Adventure:

New York State Parks: Take 360-degree virtual tours of more than 125 state parks. (Multiple regions)

Albany Pine Bush Preserve: Experience nighttime in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve with this free virtual online event! Enjoy preserve staff and special guest videos featuring local wildlife, storytelling, local history, and more! Play interactive games, and download fun activities and nature craft instructions. Content will be available through the end of the year. Learn more. (Capital-Saratoga)

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy: Virtual hikes and lessons from the field. (Capital-Saratoga)

Visit Ithaca: Learn about and virtually visit local waterfalls. (Finger Lakes)

Endlessly Outdoor Company: Take the Stay Adventurous Challenge! Find ideas to stay active for at least 30 minutes every day, encouraging you to improve your muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, positive mindset, and of course your ability to complete simple educational tasks like using a map and a compass. (Greater Niagara)

Letchworth State Park: Enjoy a virtual 360-tour of some of the Park's most beautiful locations right from home! (Greater Niagara)

Niagara Falls/Cave of the Winds/Maid of the Mist: Users can experience the adventurous side of Niagara Falls USA on the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, helicopter over the Falls, jetboating and more. Even if users don't have VR goggles at home, they can still enjoy the 360-degree views (and soothing sounds of the Falls and nature) by simply navigating the video with their mouse. (Greater Niagara)

Olana State Historic Site: Experience Olana’s iconic view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains in real-time from anywhere in the world. You can also tour from home, find educational resources, and browse webinars, workshops, and more with Virtual Olana. (Hudson Valley)

Sustainability, recycling, and conservation are terms used in modern day conversation, but did you know that most farms in the 19th-century were models of sustainable living? Hallockville Museum Farm’s new “Sustainability Trail” is a trip back to a time when sustainable living was truly a way of life and now you can explore the trail virtually! (Long Island)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: BBG At Home, including a virtual tour of the cherry blossom trees, plants in bloom, videos, kids' activities, and more. (NYC)


Oscar Wilde Tours Zooming Through Queer Culture: A series of live, on-line tours and lectures by the top guides and writers on LGBTQ culture, history, and art from institutions such as the Met, MoMa, The British Museum, and The Victoria & Albert Museum. Events will run approximately an hour, including time for questions. Tickets are $10 per person. (Various Regions)

Cooking, Gardening, and Farming:

Carriage House Cooking School offers a free cooking lesson every other Monday on Facebook Live. Chef Curtiss begins each lesson with a cocktail at 5:30 pm and then moves on to a fun and delicious dish, answering questions along the way. Find the upcoming schedule here. (Adirondacks)

Augie’s Family-Style Restaurant: Augie Vitiello learned the secrets of old fashioned home-style Italian cooking from his parents. Watch a variety of cooking videos at home. (Capital-Saratoga)

Farmers’ Museum: Virtual experiences featuring gardening, cooking, and other virtual tips. (Central New York)

New York Kitchen: Cooking videos, tasting videos, recipes, kids cooking ideas. Visit New York Kitchen on Facebook, Instagram, and blog. (Finger Lakes)

Culinary Institute of America: Cook like a pro with expert advice, tutorials, and more videos available on YouTube. You can also take a virtual tour of the New York campus of the venerable cooking school that launched the career of many famous chefs. (Hudson Valley)

Craft Breweries/Wineries:

Join Point of the Bluff Vineyards for upcoming virtual offerings. Find the full schedule of events and details hereAdvanced registration required; Cost varies. (Finger Lakes)

The New York State Brewers Association: Virtual happy hours featuring guest brewers will return in fall, but an archive is available for viewing. (Various Regions)


The Strand Theatre Hudson Falls: Livestreams of performances on Facebook and Instagram. (Adirondacks)

Albany SymphonyExplore digital content like the Live from Home series, Symphony Circle Time for kids, and tune in to WMHT on Fridays at 6 pm on 89.1 FM Albany, 88.7 Poughkeepsie, or online at for Albany Symphony radio hour. (Capital-Saratoga)

Caffe Lena: Stay at Home Sessions, live concerts broadcast on the venue's YouTube page. (Capital-Saratoga)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Streaming performances, plus archived videos on the Philharmonic's Facebook page. (Greater Niagara)

Tilles Center: Check out the upcoming events calendar for a variety of virtual concerts and performances. (Long Island)


Woodstock Film Festival Alternative Projections: Short and full-length films curated by Woodstock Film Festival alumni filmmakers, programmers, industry friends, and staff for you to stream from the comfort of your home. (Catskills)

Crandell Theater: Watch world-class cinema in the comfort and safety of your own home while benefiting the continued operations of the Crandell Theatre in Chatham with the Virtual Screening Room. Virtual tickets required. (Hudson Valley)

Museum of the Moving Image continues to offer a variety of virtual programming. Find Virtual Cinema, live discussions, online exhibitions, and virtual tours online. Archived events, including recorded conversations with filmmakers, and educational resources for teachers and families, are available online via MoMI’s YouTube page. (New York City)


Laugh along with Mopco Improv Theatre live every Friday and Saturday on YouTube at 8 p.m. Want to join the fun? Take an online class. (Capital-Saratoga)

National Comedy Center: Comedy videos, with more online programming being added regularly. Check out National Comedy Center Anywhere, with exclusive comedy content from the center's collection, including the video special "Laughing Matters: Carlin's Legacy," celebrating George Carlin's life, career, and legacy, featuring conversations with Judd Apatow, Norman Lear, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Kelly Carlin, along with tributes from many famed comedians. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)


Syracuse City Ballet: Find special content for all ages, dancers, and friends of SCB on the Ballet's YouTube page. (Finger Lakes)

Join Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture every Monday night at 5 p.m. for a virtual African dance class. The African dance programs harness your creative energy, challenge your body, discipline your mind, and teach you about African culture. Advanced registration required. (Hudson Valley)


Adirondack Theater FestivalIn The Box Entertainment is offering an interactive virtual experience. Enjoy live performances from the comfort of your home, each show includes an interactive mystery box mailed to your door prior to the event. Subscription required, learn more and find the upcoming schedule. (Adirondacks)

Proctors through The School of Performing Arts is offering Collaborative Classes @ Home. Connect with Broadway professionals in a small group class setting. Advanced registration required, cost: $25, unless otherwise noted. (Capital-Saratoga)

Forestburgh Playhouse: Building Your Artistic Toolbox: An Online Education Series from the FBPH Academy. Featuring videos, live streaming, conversations, and more from seasoned industry professionals teaching dance, choreography, acting, and singing all to help you hone your theater chops! (Catskills)

The Kitchen Theatre Company will mark 30 years in 2021 with a conversation-inspiring line-up. Featuring four acts with over 20 evenings of bold, intimate, and engaging hybrid at-home and in-person theatrical experiences. Learn more here. (Finger Lakes)

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts offers a variety of ways to celebrate and enjoy the arts from home. Tune in Fridays at 5 pm for Virtual Sip & Sing, take an online workshop or enjoy Literature Live!, an online theatrical production of the American classic Moby Dick. Full schedule of events here. (Long Island)

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series: Go behind the scenes of your favorite Broadway shows with live virtual cast reunions. (NYC) 

Broadway HD: High-definition versions of classic and more recent Broadway plays and musicals. (Note: this is a paid service.) (NYC)


Proctors: Choose from 200-plus stories for adults from the Story Circle, one of the first resident storytelling companies. (Capital-Saratoga)

Chautauqua Lecture Series: Watch and engage with Chautauqua programs live or on-demand  using five CHQ Assembly online platforms. Many programs premiere live, so register ahead of time. Learn more here. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

Writers & Books: Join Writers & Books online as they host workshops for adults and youth and a virtual visiting author series. (Finger Lakes)


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House: Experience live, docent-led virtual tours of the Martin House offered every Thursday at 2pm! Participants will enjoy views of the first floor of the main house, the pergola, and the conservatory from the comfort of home. Questions can be posed in the chat function of Zoom. Advanced registration required; Cost: $12, $10 for members (Greater-Niagara)

The Fire Island Lighthouse was an important landmark for transatlantic ships coming to New York Harbor at the turn of the last century. Take a virtual tour and explore the Boat House, Keepers Quarters, Tower, and Lens Building. (Fire Island)

Health & Wellness:

Samsara Yoga Center: All regular classes available on Facebook Live. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Digital collection and more. (Central New York)

Motorcyclepedia Museum: Now open with reduced capacity, you can still check out the Virtual Museum, browse through pictures, specs, and more for 250 of the museum's best motorcycles. (Hudson Valley)


Adirondack Experience: Explore the ADKX Digital Museum’s featured collections, online activities, live webcam, and more. (Adirondacks)

Fort Ticonderoga: Online database featuring over 3,000 museum objects. Plus, join engaging, interactive programs and discover the powerful stories of the men and women who lived at Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Beyond live online programming, see thousands of museum artifacts, watch dozens of videos, and see the many educational resources that have earned Fort Ticonderoga the reputation as the premier center for the study and dissemination of the military experience in the Early Modern Era (c.1609-1815). Upcoming digital campaign event calendar. (Adirondacks)

48 Hudson: Take a virtual tour of 48 Hudson, the Van Ostrande-Radliff House. (Capital-Saratoga)

Albany Capital Center: Explore every nook and cranny of Albany’s convention center. Dive into the Center's impressive mural and learn more about what it depicts. (Capital-Saratoga)

Empire State Plaza & New York State Capitol: Visit the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capitol virtually! The Virtual Visit series offers educational videos that give you the chance to “visit” and learn about the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza's rich history, great art, and stunning architecture. Go inside the NYS Assembly Chamber, explore the Empire State Plaza art collection, learn how a bill becomes law, and much more! (Capital-Saratoga)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor: Historical photographers, lesson plans, and more. (Capital-Saratoga)

New Netherland Institute: Learn more about America’s (and Albany’s) Dutch roots with online resources. (Capital-Saratoga)

New York State Museum:  Explore online exhibitions (many with accompanying educational resources), plus find gallery tours, field trips and interviews with educators and scientists on the museum’s YouTube. (Capital-Saratoga)

Schenectady County Historical Society invites you to join them for a full line-up of livestreams on Facebook. Check out the full schedule here. (Capital-Saratoga)

Shaker Heritage Society: Explore the site of America’s first Shaker settlement virtually. (Capital-Saratoga)

Join Ten Mile River Scout Museum as they host live local history and ice fishing webinars on YouTube with question and answer sessions to follow. You can also check out past webinars covering topics from Native life in the area to the Classic Car industry. Advanced registration required. (Catskills)

Iroquois Indian Museum: Learn about traditional outfits, quillwork, moccasin-making, beadworking, and more with lessons and demonstrations on the museum’s YouTube channel. Virtual field trips for a reduced cost are also being offered through June 2021; click here for information. (Central New York)

Oneida County History Center: Visit the Center’s YouTube Channel for past lectures on a variety of topics, available anytime. Pre-Registration required for live talks. (Central NY)

Russian History Museum: Want to learn more about Russian culture, diaspora, and emigre experience? The Russian History Museum invites you to watch their monthly "Second Saturdays" lecture series! (Central New York)

Center for Mark Twain Studies: Take a virtual tour of the quarry farm, including the original location of Mark Twain’s study where he wrote major portions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Prince and the Pauper, A Tramp Abroad, and many short pieces. You can also explore a virtual map of Elmira from 1901 and Woodlawn Cemetery. (Finger Lakes)

Geneva Historical Society Find a variety of stay-at-home activities covering topics from architecture, well-known Genevans, suffrage, and more. (Finger Lakes) 

Seward House Museum: Take a virtual tour and explore the museum's digital media offerings. (Finger Lakes)

Buffalo History Museum: Digital collection. (Greater Niagara)

Old Fort Niagara: Livestream from the lighthouse. (Greater Niagara)

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site: Visiting the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is a chance to experience a place where America entered a tense crossroads that helped to define its next one hundred years. Take a virtual stroll through an important moment in American history, complete with 360-degree views, interactive features, and video. (Greater Niagara)

Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh: Enjoy a glimpse into one of the Hudson Valley’s historic treasures. Virtually Staatsburgh offers family activities, videos, and blog essays to help you learn about and enjoy the magic of Staatsburgh. Plus, discover how the Titanic story is part of the Staatsburgh story. New content is added regularly, so check back often! (Hudson Valley)

Historic Hudson River Towns: A new mobile audio tour of the Historic Hudson River Towns includes two audio points of interest in each of the 16 HHRT member communities, from Yonkers to Peekskill in Westchester County on the east side of the Hudson River, Nyack and Haverstraw in Rockland County on the west side, as well as on both the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge. (Hudson Valley)

Historic Huguenot Street Exhibit: Browse online exhibits. (Hudson Valley)

Martin Van Buren National Historic SiteTake a virtual tour of the eighth United States President’s home, explore at-home educational activities, and watch videos. (Hudson Valley)

Mesier Homestead and Museum: This museum tells the story of Peter Mesier, a loyalist during the American Revolution—his store, and the Wappingers Tea Party of 1777. Check out the 360-degree virtual tour. (Hudson Valley)

Virtual tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic site (Hudson Valley)

Virtual tour of the permanent exhibit at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (Hudson Valley)

Virtual tour of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic site (Hudson Valley)

Staatsburgh State Historic Site: Follow along on Facebook for historical content. (Hudson Valley)

Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck is pleased to announce a new joint online exhibition with Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie featuring a selection of Victorian household objects from both collections. (Hudson Valley)

Cradle of Aviation: Virtual museum and online educational services. (Long Island)

Gold Coast Mansions: Step inside Long Island’s Gold Coast through a virtual experience for a look into the elegant and opulent lifestyles of the elite. (Long Island)

Joseph Lloyd Manor: Explore the 1767 house where Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet, lived. Enjoy a free virtual tour of the manor, furnished to the 1793 inventory of Joseph’s nephew, John Lloyd II (1745–1792) and occupying a spectacular 2.5-acre setting overlooking Lloyd Harbor. (Long Island)

Southampton History Museum: Enjoy a variety of virtual programming and updates to “History Talks” blogs. (Long Island)

The Bowne House, the oldest building in Queens built in 1661, was home to nine generations of civically-minded descendants. Take a virtual tour complete with an overview of the first 200 years of the home’s history. You can also explore items from the collection, find lessons, quizzes, and more with BH From Home. (NYC)

Gaining Access: The NYC Disability Rights Movement. Based on the first museum exhibit presented at the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2015 observing the 25th anniversary of the ADA, curated by Warren Shaw. (NYC)

Gotham Center: Mark your calendar for upcoming virtual events presented by the Gotham Center for New York City History. Virtual presentations cover topics from exploring “New Yawk Tawk” to the life of celebrated chef James Beard. If you’re looking to show off your New York knowledge tune in on the second Tuesday of each month for Virtual Trivia Night with new questions each week designed to stump event the savviest! Pre-registration required. (NYC)

Museum of Chinese in America: Experience the best of MOCA content digitally and online through Digital Tours and Audio Guides, the Oral History Archive featuring video interviews from MOCA's Journey Wall collection, Collections Online with 35,000 digitized images from MOCA's archives, digital learning resources such as our new MOCA Heroes magazines, the My MOCA Story social media video series, and MOCA Talks webcasts. (NYC)

New-York Historical Society: Join the New-York Historical Society online for a live, interactive journey through history as docents or curators walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery and answer your questions via Zoom. Check the website for registration and a full schedule of upcoming events. Tickets are $10 and free for New-York Historical members. (NYC)

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum: Explore the Virtual Exhibit Experience around the museum and the “Path Through Maritime History” series. (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

Henderson Historical Society & Museum presents virtual programming for the summer. Whether you are looking to learn more about your own family history, the canals of New York or the struggles of women in early America there is something for you. Events are free and presented on Facebook Live. Check out the full details. (Thousand Islands-Seaway)


Martz-Kohl Observatory: Explore the Observatory Lecture Series covering topics like Astronomical Contributors to Climate Change and Lunar Astronauts:Preparing America’s Next Moon Landing Crew. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

Paleontological Research Institution: Explore a rich and growing array of freely available online educational resources in Earth and life sciences. (Finger Lakes)

SUNY New Paltz: Experience virtual planetarium shows online each month from the John R. Kirk Planetarium. (Hudson Valley)

For more in NYC: Visit our partners at for a list of virtual experiences, from Broadway shows to art museums and children's activities.