Atlanta Virtual Tours
As lockdown continues to ease in the Peach State, we are all looking for activities to entertain ourselves. There is a ton of offerings available throughout Atlanta with museums providing unique experiences straight from the comfort of your home for those who aren’t ready to return to business as usual. So we’ve prepared a quick summary of what is being offered and hope that you’ll discover something about this great city that you didn’t know before! For those looking to get out and about, our tours provide a great insight into various aspects of Atlantan life, culture, and history, and they aren’t exclusively for tourists.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is aimed at connecting the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s struggle for Global Human Rights. The history behind the American Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s contribution to the black struggle for equality is something that we care deeply about at Roundabout Atlanta and is the inspiration behind our Black History & Civil Rights Tour. Learning more about today’s struggle for global rights is an important part of contributing to the important work being done at this center. Their Power to Inspire: Virtual Series is a great way to keep up to date and engage with the community.
Atlanta History Center
If history is your thing, then you’ll also be impressed by the Museum at Home – Learning Lab being offered over at the Atlanta History Center. They’ve got a huge array of options, covering topics such as the Civil War in Georgia, Virtual Author Talks, Poetry Out Loud, and even a Live Farm Cam for all the animal lovers!
Reconnecting with Nature
Some facilities in the city have begun reopening their doors to locals looking to get out of the house for a few hours. Both Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Botanical Garden are now open to visitors, however, to ensure visitor and staff safety, they have put in place some restrictions in consideration of the virus. If you’re looking to check out either of these options you’ll need to book in advance, with limited timings on tickets, and of course, keep your social distance from other guests and wear a mask if you have one.
Something for the Kids
Keeping with the nature theme, Georgia Aquarium has set up various live webcams throughout their facilities to give people the opportunity to visit the museum from home. In following the at-home learning trend, they’re providing deep-sea educational videos and “Field Trip Fridays” for the parents amongst us looking for things to do in Atlanta with kids. The Friday Field Trips are available at a variety of museums throughout Atlanta, including Fernbank Museum and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Fernbank Museum is also providing science, animal, dinosaur, ancient Egypt, recycling, and ocean activities, all aimed at educating and inspiring kids at home. While the Children’s Museum is providing daily themed resources such as Music Monday, Literacy Thursday, and Health & Wellness Friday.
But Wait, There’s More!
We would never have enough time to go through everything that is running in Atlanta, so here is a short list of other options we came across online:
- The Breman Museum – focusing on Jewish history
- High Museum of Art – running “Ask Me Anything” series as well as virtual exhibitions and creative inspiration
- The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum – providing more virtual tours
- Michael C. Carlos Museum – offering more variety of online experiences from baseball to textiles
It is impressive to see the Atlantan community coming together during this stressful time but it just shows the powerful connections that bind us. Supporting your local businesses is vital during this time. If you’re interested in booking a tour with us but have some concerns about how we are handling safety, don’t hesitate to get in contact and we can chat about it. As you have likely realized, there is much more to Atlanta than even a local could know, and we would love to show you a new side to this great city!