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Fun Virtual Attractions in New Orleans to Experience from Home

There’s nothing like living in New Orleans – from soul food to jazz, the city is pulsating with life. Learn more about the city’s rich heritage through these museums and galleries, which offer virtual tours and other online events.

Amistad Research Center
Tilton Memorial Hall
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans

Amistad brings you several digital collections in collaboration with Google Cultural Institute. These digital exhibits cover an array of topics, including the Free Southern Theatre and life in the post-Civil War South, just to name a few. A few selections from past exhibits can also be viewed online – these cover fascinating subjects like beauty standards, women in leadership, segregation, and the works of celebrated artists Elizabeth Catlett and Hale Smith.

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St.
New Orleans

The zoo reopened in June 2020 but you can still join their Xplorit Virtual Tour here. This virtual tour lets you browse their Jaguar Jungle and Swamp exhibits from the comfort of your own living room.

You can also check out their Connect with Audubon initiative in which the zoo offers innovative ways to keep the community engaged. From fun quizzes and downloadable puzzles, to educational videos and a Facebook live series, you’ll remain fascinated with the animals that call the zoo home.

The Adopt an Audubon Animal campaign invites you to take a more active role in caring for the zoo’s animal residents without ever having to leave the house. Adopt a lion cub, baby giraffe, or penguin today to make a difference.

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
1 Collins Diboll Circle
City Park, New Orleans

NOMA has re-opened with a timed online ticketing service and contactless payment options. However, you can still browse their wonderful exhibits from home. They offer virtual tours and mobile guides that can be accessed via PC and smartphone, respectively.

On-going exhibits include The Art of Personal Adornment, which includes a selection of African art. You can also explore the museum’s Greek Revival-style interior a la Google Street View on the museum’s site.

NOMA also offers an array of educational videos on local musicians performance art, paintings, and discussions here.

The Historic New Orleans Collection
520 & 533 Royal St.
New Orleans

Learn about the colorful history of the French Quarter and its inhabitants, both past and present, at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Known for its beautiful courtyards and historic Creole townhouse, you can admire its elegantly appointed rooms and the antiques contained therein through this photo gallery.

The museum’s Mobile Visitor Guide also lets you view the exhibits currently on display as well as tour the museum grounds.

The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans

Browse photos, maps, artifacts, and other World War II memorabilia through this photo gallery, which offers a glimpse into the museum’s sophisticated and well thought-out exhibits. The Museum Campus Guide also provides photos and information on the building’s design and layout, as well as the exhibits it contains. You can buy books, prints, posters, and other souvenirs in their online gift shop.

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