While we continue to self isolate, multiple museums around the world have partnered up with Google to offer virtual tours of their collections, giving people a glimpse of masterpieces they know and love without putting themselves and others at risk of spreading the Coronavirus.
So of COURSE we had to share with you all the Philadelphia museums who are offering virtual tours! Below are links to virtual tours of the museums you know and love, and maybe a few that will become your new favorites.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: While we all know and love the steps to the Art Museum, inside is also a sight to behold. With world renowned works to peruse, you can lose yourself for hours while taking in all this historic institution has to offer.
Mural Arts Philadelphia: Philly is known as an art epicenter, with the most outdoor murals of any city in the world. Since it is currently recommended that people stay inside as much as possible, this is a chance to have the murals come to you instead of you going to them!
Franklin Institute: For those looking for fun, kid friendly exhibits on science and history, the Franklin Museum is just the ticket! Browse through their fun exhibits on physics and the history of the telephone in our country!
Academy of Natural Sciences: Take a moment to go through the oldest natural history museum in the Americas and the first in the world to display a fully mounted dinosaur! With exhibits such as "how to find a new species of fish" and a collection of some of the most colorful bird feathers in the world, there's plenty to see in this fascinating and historic museum!
National Constitution Center: Here's your chance to experience "celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution" without having to wait in all the long lines! With plenty of exhibits and artifacts to look through, there's plenty to see in this online tour!
Science History Institute: A museum that is dedicated to "collect[ing] and shar[ing] the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives", the Science History Museum is offering interesting exhibits such as the history of Alchemy as well as putting several scientific artifacts on display for all to enjoy!
National Museum of American Jewish History: Explore and join in celebrating the history of Jews in America- from amazing writers, actors and performers to doctors and scientists who improved the lives of millions, the Museum of American Jewish History strives to "inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire."
The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University: For those whose passion is fashion, The Robert Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costumer Collection (or the FHCC:) houses 14,000 garments, textiles, and accessories to explore. The Collection in particular has focused on Parisian haute couture and international high-style garments from the late 19th and 20th centuries, according to their bio. If you are interested in the history of fashion, this is THE online destination for you!