Above: “Rama Leaves for Exile, Bharata Laments” is among the works at the Carlos Museum that are available for online viewing. SPECIAL

Compiled by Collin Kelley, John Ruch and Joe Earle

Metro Atlanta museums and attractions have closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit and explore what some of them have to offer. Many local and intown attractions have set up online experiences, including webcams, exhibitions, activities and more.

Here are a few places to check out from the comfort of your home computer.

AHC logoAtlanta History Center

Did you know you can explore much of Atlanta History Center’s museum, archival and oral history collections online? Check out their online collections, where you can access everything from books to newspapers and magazines, manuscripts and visual collections of digitized photographs, audio and video recordings.


Georgia Aquarium logoGeorgia Aquarium livestreams

Wondering how the residents at 225 Baker Street are doing? Get some “face time” with penguins, jellyfish, sea otters, beluga whales and more on Georgia Aquarium’s multiple webcams.


Children's Museum logoChildren’s Museum of Atlanta virtual learning

To help families keep their little ones engaged, Children’s Museum of Atlanta has debuted a new virtual program called “#CMAatHome.” Each weekday at 11 a.m., the museum will provide an interactive activity, vocabulary list, song list or book recommendation to help parents and kids stay engaged with education. Additional programming is expected to launch in the coming days, including live singing and story time with the Imaginators, Q&A sessions with Professor Labcoat and more.


National Center for Civil and Human Rights digital programming

The center says it will provide digital programming about promoting and protecting rights. You can follow announcements through the museum’s social handles (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) and on its website.


High Museum of Art

You can explore images, check out activities and watch informative videos at high.org.

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Check out online challenges, meet-ups, workshops and much more for ages 8 to 18. Topics including 3D design, architecture, coding with “Minecraft,” and industrial and interior design.


Fernbank logoFernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank may be closed, but now you can “Museum at Home” with educational videos, fun facts, behind-the-scenes photos, quizzes and more.


Michael C. Carlos Museum

The museum is posting weekly online exhibits, puzzles and activities so you can “Carlos from Home.”