You Can Virtually Tour Thousands of Museums for Free Right Now

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To help prevent the spread of coronavirus around the world, the World Health Organization has recommended social distancing. This has led cultural institutions, tourist attractions, schools, and other spaces that draw large groups of people to close their doors. In light of this, some places that are physically closed to the public, have opened their doors digitally, so to speak, offering free services online. From workout classes to school courses, here’s what you can stream and access online right now. Oh, and if you're looking for historic houses to visit, you can virtually tour those too.

The Metropolitan Opera
After cancelling upcoming performances because of coronavirus concerns, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it wold stream encore performances of the Live in HD series from the past 14 years will stream on its website until the end of the closure. Starting March 16, all of the “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Access the performance by clicking on the link on the homepage, or through the Met Opera on Demand apps.

Scholastic education courses
To help millions of students whose schools have closed continue to learn, Scholastic is offering free day-by-day projects. According to its website, “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers.” The educational projects are categorized by grade levels, which range from pre-k and kindergarten to grades 6 plus.

P.volve fitness classes
P.volve is offering 30 days of free streaming services of fitness classes to new members. Click here and enter the code: OnePvolve. Additionally, everyday this week on P.volve’s Instagram Live, instructors will stream workouts from their homes. Each workout will be 15 to 20 minutes in length.

Renowned museums
On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. According to Fast Company, the tech giant partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Musem of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Musem of Art, and London's National Gallery. Additionally, the Louvre is featuring its own online tours.

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