New York State is home to many world-renowned museums, cultural institutions, zoos, and more. Due to coronavirus restrictions, these incredible attractions 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. 

Updated 3/27/2020

Art:

Hyde Collection: Current exhibits available online. (Adirondacks)

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

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

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. (Catskills)

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)

George Eastman Museum: Follow the museum on Facebook for "Behind the scenes at Eastman Museum, featuring Badly Photoshopped Cats." (Finger Lakes)

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

Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Explore the collection, which is easily navigable by art movement—including pop art and abstract expressionism—or timeline, with artists including Picasso, Cézanne, Rodin, Matisse, Gaugin, and Kahlo. (Greater Niagara)

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

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

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

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. (New York City)

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.

Family-Friendly:

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)

The Wild Center: 360-degree virtual tour (Adirondacks)

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

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

Children's Museum at Saratoga: Virtual story time and activities. (Capital-Saratoga)

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

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)

Roberson Museum & Science Center: Online versions of planetarium programs. (Central New York)

Corning Museum of Glass: Glassmaking videos and more. (Finger Lakes)

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST): A new STEAM activity every day. (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)

Explore & More: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum: DIY child programming. (Greater Niagara)

Long Island Children's Museum: Virtual tour. (Long Island)

American Museum of Natural History. Digital tours of its collection and more. (NYC) 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Virtual tours. (NYC)

Zoos, Aquariums, and Wildlife:

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)

Animal Adventure Park: April the Giraffe cam and more! (Central New York)

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

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park: Online educational resources and activities, with Find updates on Facebook and Instagram. (Central New York)

Utica Zoo: Online activities about animals. (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: Facebook Live daily at 2pm Eastern. (Greater Niagara)

Buffalo Zoo: Videos on Instagram. (Greater Niagara)

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure: Follow on Facebook and Instagram for photos and videos of baby animals. (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)

Adventure:

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)

Niagara Region Interpretive Programs Office: Daily “Spring Into Nature Challenge," a photo scavenger hunt for NYS Parks. (Greater Niagara)

Cooking:

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

Music:

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

Caffe Lena: Stay at Home Sessions, live concerts broadcast on the venue's YouTube page.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Streaming performances. (Greater Niagara)

Caramoor Center for Music and Arts: Livestream performances; check schedule for details.

Film:

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)

Reelabilities: Ticketed online film festival running from March 31 to April 6 (NYC)

Queens Film Festival: 220 independent films from 32 nations on discovered.tv from March 19 to 29. (NYC)

Comedy:

National Comedy Center: Comedy videos, with more online programming coming soon. (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

Dance:

Syracuse City Ballet: Livestream classes, behind the scenes, and more. (Finger Lakes)

Theater:

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

Wellness:

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

Hudson Valley Healing Center: Video guides to stretching, yoga, and more. (Hudson Valley)

Sports:

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame: Season 3 of Foal Patrol is in full swing, featuring six mares and the champion stallion Gun Runner. This one-of-a-kind interactive web project provides viewers a unique opportunity to learn about the breeding and foaling process and watch live as the mares give birth. Visit the museum's Facebook page for activities and more. (Capital-Saratoga)

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

History:

Fort Ticonderoga: Online database featuring over 3,000 museum objects. (Adirondacks)

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

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)

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)

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

Virtual tour of the Fly Creek Cider Mill (Central New York)

Genesee Country Village & Museum: View trail cam videos and virtual tours of the MacArthur House. (Finger Lakes)

Seward House Museum: Livestream lunches. (Finger Lakes)

Buffalo History Museum: Digital collection. (Greater Niagara)

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

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

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

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

Meiser Homestead: Video presentation. (Hudson Valley)

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

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