Enjoy these resources that you can explore at home. We will be adding new resources daily, so check back soon for more resources, activities, videos, and virtual adventures that you can share together!
AGE of Central Texas and community partner experts discuss caregiver issues in this series of virtual seminars:
– “Advanced Care Planning”
– Part 1
– Part 2
– “Driving Safety for Older Adults and Their Caregivers“
– “Driving Retirement” booklet (PDF)
– GPS: Navigation for Caregivers Conference: 5 caregiver presentations from regional experts; click here for full list of videos and resources.
– Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 8 caregiver presentations from regional and national experts, including a keynote by author and caregiving expert Marty Richards; click here for the full list of videos and resources.
– Williamson County Caregiver Conference: 3 expert caregiver presentations including a keynote from national caregiving author and columnist Dr. Barry J. Jacobs; click here for the full list of videos and resources.
AGE of Central Texas experts provide advice and suggestions to common caregiver questions and situations in this series of podcast videos.
- How to Use Your Breath: Yogi Ravyn Abboushi has created a deep-breathing guide to help caregivers practice deep breathing as a relaxation and stress-relieving technique.
- Creating a Caregiver Binder: Lina Supnet-Zapata – AGE Board Member and Executive Director/Managing Partner of MIR Care Consultants, Inc. – shows you how to organize all of your caregiving information and medical records in one place.
- How to Utilize Telehealth for Older Adults: Margaret DeVinney – AGE Board Member and Director of Education for Halcyon Home – discusses how to effectively access and utilize virtual health and medical options.
- What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
- What is Respite Care?
- What Are Support Groups?
- Is Memory Loss a Normal Part of Aging?
- How Do You Answer Difficult Questions Asked by Someone Who Has Dementia?
- Why Do People with Dementia Ask the Same Questions Repeatedly?
- Tips for Selecting Home Health Care
- What Legal Documents Do Caregivers Need to Have?
- What Are the Different Levels of Home Healthcare?
- When Should You Consider Assisted Living Options for Your Loved One?
- What Are the Different Types of Senior Residential Living Options?
- What Are Clinical Trials?
- What Are the Early Signs of Memory Loss?
- When Is It Not Safe to Leave a Person with Dementia Alone by Themselves?
- Understanding the Different Stages of Dementia
- When Should Your Reveal Your Medical Diagnosis?
Articles from the AGE of Central Texas Caregiving Experts:
- 8 Unselfish Ways to Put Yourself First
- Easy At-Home Activities for Older Adults with Dementia
- How Caregivers Can Continue to Learn
- How Caregivers Can Find Time for New Experiences
- The Importance of Fun/Life Balance
- Is It Safe to Leave a Person with Dementia Alone?
- Misconceptions About Dementia
- Protection from Frauds and Scams: resources for older adults and their families
- Self Care for the Caregiver
- Understanding the Four Categories of Long-Term Care Facilities for Older Adults
- What Happens When a Caregiver Needs a Caregiver?
- What Happens When Your Care Recipient Has a Serious Illness?
Care partners and aging services industry experts share their suggestions and best practices to help other caregivers who are helping care for an older family member.
- Episode 1: AGE of Central Texas aging expert Faith Unger, LCSW, talks to Rob Faubion, and shares one of her favorite suggestions for other caregivers.
- Episode 2: Senior care expert Christi Buerger shares tips that caregivers need to consider when selecting home health care for their loved one.
- Episode 3: Senior living expert Michael Gill talks about how to discuss the need for assisted living with your parent who made you promise “never to put me in a nursing home.”
Other Caregiving Resources:
Advance Care Planning: information from the National Institute on Aging about how to execute healthcare directives prior of health emergencies.
- Aging A-Z: the latest information and resources about age-related conditions, diseases, and issues that impact the health of older Americans.
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: videos and resources to help caregivers protect their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Dementia Respite Programs (PDF): community-based programs serve both memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers.
- COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers: national resources courtesy of the National Council on Aging.
- Diverse Elders COVID-19 Resources Directory: list of organizations across the U.S. offering assistance to racially and ethnically diverse communities of older adults and family caregivers.
- Home Health Care Payment Options (PDF): From our partners at Halcyon Home, a cheat sheet of care, qualifications, and payer sources for home health care.
- Preventing Scams and Frauds During COVID-19: AGE Deputy Director Annette Juba joins Houston Crime Stoppers for an online seminar to discuss how to keep older adults safe.
- Self Care for the Caregiver (PDF): tips from the AGE CaregvierU program
Other Caregiving Videos:
- 3 Things to Never Do with Your Loved One with Dementia
- 10 Tips for Dealing with Dementia Anger Issues
- AARP Caregiving Videos
- Dementia Bathing Tips
- Dementia Bathroom Tips
- Dementia Sleep Issues (English and Spanish)
- Dementia Toileting Problems
- “How to talk to your family member who is locked in AND living with dementia” with expert Teepa Snow
- Moderate Dementia Stage Changes
- Stepping Into Dementia’s Reality: Real-Life Advice From Teepa Snow
Other COVID-19 Resource Links:
- 5 Things You Can Do to Avoid a Coronavirus Scam
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coping in Times of Uncertainty: COVID-19 Resources from Dell Medical School
- Elder Abuse Prevention
- How Caregivers Can Control Their Coronavirus Stress
- How Family Caregivers Can Keep Loved Ones Safe as Stay-at-Home Orders Lift
- Protection From Frauds and Scams During the Coronavirus
- Protecting Older Adults in Nursing Facilities During the Coronavirus: database of articles and information from AARP.
- Telephone Resources: regional support hotlines, discussion groups, and reading services available by phone.
Peace with Dementia: a series of podcasts for persons living with dementia and their care partners, focusing on practical tips and exploring current research.
20 Outdoor Activities for Seniors: suggestions for fun and safe outings that can shared together
A Mighty Good Time: online calendar of events and interactive experiences for those 50+, featuring in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible events across the nation.
AARP Online Games: dozens of free games to play at home.
Adobe Coloring Book: download free coloring pages created by top graphic artists, with a new theme each week.
Aerial America: the Smithsonian Channel’s epic series offers rare glimpses of our nation’s most treasured landmarks, all seen from breathtaking heights.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and the Jamestown Settlement: explore American colonial history thruogh a variety of entertaining, engaging and educational online resources.
Animal Bytes: one-page fact sheets from SeaWorld with information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom.
Animal InfoBooks: Explore the in-depth details about animals, environments, conservation issues, and much more in these free e-books from Seaworld.
Art Is Where the Home Is: download artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from U.K. artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more.
Art Spark: art project lessons, plus a series of Texas Tales that involve some historical content and art projects, all form Austin-based non-profit Art Spark.
Audit a University Course: take one of 54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale,
Austin Found Podcasts: Find out how it became the city it is today via this podcast from journalist and history buff Michael Barnes and radio personality J.B. Hager.
Austin History Museum: the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County are preserved so that generations to come will have access to our collective story.
Austin Parks and Recreation: the new lineup of digital programs includes enriching virtual exhibits, exercise classes for children and adults, arts and crafts, and programs for seniors.
Austin Public Library: Austin’s virtual library features audiobooks, movies, music, ebooks, and magazines.
Banksy Murals Around the World: check out the satirical stencil-style work on buildings and walls around the world that mysterious graffiti artist Banksy has been creating for almost 30 years.
Biodiversity Heritage Library: curated collections with books from Charles Darwin’s personal collection to field diaries from explorations of Antarctica.
Blanton Art Museum: explore the musuem’s collection of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and prints and drawings.
Bridge of Music: local online Facebook group of musicians who will livestream their performances; request to be added to the group to see the schedule of live performances for free.
Briscoe Center for American History: As a leading history research center, the UT-Austin Center collects, preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history.
Building Your Own Urban Vegetable Garden at Home: advice and insight that will inspire you to start enjoying the fruits of your labor without ever having to leave the house.
Bullock Museum: Opened in 2001 as the official history museum of the State of Texas, explore the artifacts and stories of Texas from around the world.
Calligraphy: Learn the basics of the basics of modern calligraphy and hand lettering in this how-to video.
Central Intelligence Agency’s Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room: items from FOIA and CIA release programs, including more than 50 years of CIA information on UFOs and a collection dedicated to the oldest classified documents in the U.S.
Chat with a Dinasour: The Field Museum in Chicago invites you to chat online with Máximo the Titanosaur (Patagotitan mayorum) — literally, the biggest dinosaur that scientists have discovered to date.
Chimp Haven: online activities about apes from the Louisiana sanctuary for chimpanzees.
Chrysler Museum of Art Coloring Pages: download coloring pages featuring treasures from the extensive collection of automotive heir, Walter P. Chrysler Jr.
The Collections: The University of Texas: download the free ebook offers the first sweeping guide to the University’s irreplaceable artifacts.
Colonial Williamsburg: step back in time to make crafts, watch videos, explore posts, and download activities pages from the largest outdoor living museum in the country.
Coloring Pages for Adults: hundreds of coloring pages to print out in a variety of themes and topics
Courses from Ivy League Schools: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of 450 free online courses available for anyone to enroll.
Crayola Coloring Pages: a wide selection of free coloring pages to print in a wide range of themes and complexity.
Crossword Puzzles: 40,000 free online crossword puzzles.
Davis Art Gallery: explore the contemporary artists and works in the collection of this Austin fine arts gallery.
Digital Libraries of America: online collection of more than 36 million free digital materials from libraries, archives, and museums – everything from the 1918 influenza pandemic to the golden age of comic books.
DuoLingo: The free site lets you learn a new languages — including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and many more.
Erwin Center Coloring Pages: color in your favorite concert memory or envision a live show you’ve always wanted to attend with these printable coloring pages from the UT Frank Erwin Center.
– Set #1
– Set #2
– Activities Sheet
Exercise Live with Senior Planet: free virtual exercise and wellness sessions that you can join online.
Free Online Brain Teasers, Mind Games, Puzzles, and More: a robust list of free brain teasers, optical illusions, puzzles, mind games, and more to stimulate brain activity.
Free Textbooks: a meta collection of free textbooks available on the web. It covers everything from Art History to Biology, Math, Physics, and Psychology.
FutureLearn: This site partners with 170+ world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders to create world-class courses to help you with your career, teach you new skills, or introduce you to a new hobby.
Getty Publications Virtual Library: an impressive collection of art books, with more than 300 publications that can be read and downloaded for free, including some that are out of print.
The Great Courses: free audio and video courses on a variety of subjects, courtesy of the Austin Public Library.
Gutenberg Project: an online library of more than 60,000 free eBooks
Harry Ransom Center: explore the University of Texas – Austin Center’s extensive collections of manuscripts, rare books, photographs, artworks, and other materials document our cultural history and the creative process.
The Harvard Classics: Harvard’s influential president, Charles W. Eliot, said that if you spent just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. He published a 51-volume series, now known as The Harvard Classics, and they’re available free online.
NEW! How to Cook Recipes: easy-to-follow recipes from a mom of two, food and wine lover, and recipe creation enthusiast.
Howcast: Youtube channels with dozens of “how to” videos, from how to belly dance, read tarot, or juggle — or groom your pot-bellied pig — to how to master life skills.
The Joy4All Project: dial the toll-free number –1 (877) JOY-4ALL – and choose from a number of pre-recorded options to enjoy stories, kind messages, jokes, and more.
Large Print Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches: free PDFs of large print puzzles, with new puzzles each month.
LBJ Presidential Library: online exhibits include a look at the 1960s, Vietnam War, and diverse artifacts from archives, museums, and repositories across The University of Texas at Austin campus.
Learn Floral Arranging: Austin’s own The Floral Social teaches you fun and easy flower tips in these how-to videos.
Learn the Latin Culture: Austin’s own Esquina Tango is offering lots of classes in dance, language, exercise, music, and more via Zoom Video or Facebook Live – all free by donation.
Learn to Draw: Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing.
Learn to Scrapbook: Dozens of scrapbooking ideas and how-to videos from Live with Evi.
Learn Yarn Pom Pom and Tassel Art: step-by-step tutorials and videos for creating playful accessories for yourself and your home.
Library of Congress: digital archives of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.
Lifetime Connections Without Walls: Offered by Family Eldercare, this telephone activities program for older adults features social and educational sessions, all from the comfort of home.
A Mighty Good Time: online calendar of events and interactive experiences for those 50+ , featuring in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible events across the nation.
National Library of Science: a vast collection of digital materials related to health and disease – from the earliest anatomical drawings to the history of forensic medicine.
Nautical Archaeology Digital Library: a collaboration of Texas A&M University and ShipLAB, the online library contains searchable shipwreck databases and ancient ship models.
New York Public Library: nearly 890,000 digitized books, prints, photographs. and more unique collections – including a massive database of over 17,000 historical restaurant menus.
NPR Podcasts: explore the news, sports, arts, science, society, and more with National Public Radio.
Radio.com: tune in to dozens of radio stations across the country.
Recipe Index: search hundreds of recipes from the Los Angeles Times archives and find a new favorite to cook tonight.
Ride Rollercoasters: Experience point-of-view rides from TheCoasterViews aboard the top rollercoasters from theme parks across the country.
Rhode Scholars Lectures: From early Viking settlements in Northern France to the evolution of Native American cuisine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, explore topics featuring expert instructors from around the world.
“A Shakespeare Sonnet a Day“: Acclaimed actor Patrick Steward with perform a different Shakespeare sonnet each day, via his Twitter account.
Solitaire: play online for free, with a choice of game options.
Solitaired: A free-to-use Solitaire game site that was originally created for an older relative who couldn’t find their favorite version of Solitaire online.
Street Art: explore the stories behind street art across the world with audio-guided tours and online exhibitions.
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory: Housed at the J.J. Pickle Research Center at UT-Austin in North Austin, explore Texas with the nationally recognized archeological research facility that is the largest archeological repository in the state.
Texas History at Home: Explore Texas history videos, downloadable activities pages, and more resources from the Texas Historical Commission.
Texas Quarantine Activity Book: get the free activity book and expansion pack created by Texas Humor.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum: view some of the works displayed at the museum dedicated to world renowned artist Charles Julius Umlauf
Wheel of Fortune: play “America’s Game at home with free games online.
– Lovetts: free daily word searches and crosswords to play online.
– USA Today – new puzzles and other games added each day.
– TheWordSearch.com – thousands of word search puzzles and games to play online or print out
World Atlas: world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
World Data Atlas: great source of world statistics on every country, with data on more than 2500 indicators.
50 Plus Programs: easy exercises, yoga, and fun projects from Austin Parks & Recreation.
AARP Fitness Videos: online library of full of routines from top fitness experts that can be done using items around the home.
African Bush Camp: learn from the expert researchers and guides at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa about conservation and animal behavior.
NEW! Aging Is Cool: free videos featuring fitness, yoga, brain training, meditation, presentations, cooking classes, and more from the Central Texas organization.
The Alamo: Texas Country Reporter takes you on a tour of one of the state’s most important pieces of history.
NEW! The Alchemist by Paulo Cuelho: AGE Thrive Center volunteer Soham Govande reads the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
– Part 1
– Part 2
– Part 3
– Part 4
– Part 5
– Part 6
– Part 7
– Part 8
AllArts: a free streaming service of performances from around the globe, including dance, theatre, music, spoken word, and 70+ short films that were set to appear at this year’s SXSW.
American Baroque Opera Company: enjoy the full-length production of La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, performed in English.
“American Experience” on PBS: stream full episodes of TV’s most-watched history series that brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
“American Masters” on PBS: explore the series of comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.
“Antiques Roadshow” on PBS: stream the past 10 seasons of the beloved TV show’s episodes that are part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt.
Aquarium of the Pacific – Lectures: watch videos of top scientists, artists, journalists, and staff members speak on topics such as ocean research and conservation.
Avant Chamber Ballet: Watch the 360-degree world premiere video of 19th Amendment recorded on February 15, 2020, at Moody Performance Hall, spotlighting choreographer Katie Puder and composer Quinn Mason.
Art Zoom: take a close-up look at art masterpieces through the eyes of favorite musicians.
Austin Public Library: Austin’s virtual library features audiobooks, movies, music, ebooks, and magazines.
Balance Skills and Drills: exercise video from the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida.
Be Brain Powerful: a weekly virtual event series featuring fun and easy way to get great brain health tips from the experts.
Beth’s Backyard: AGE of Central Texas volunteer Beth Menke takes you on a tour of the flowers in her backyard.
Beethoven’s 6th Symphony: Maestro Otto Tausk and the musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra gathered in an empty Orpheum Theatre to livestream their performance of Beethoven’s masterpiece.
Big Bend National Park: explore the national park in West Texas that includes the Chisos Mountain Range and a large section of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Bluebonnets: take a video tour of fields of purple-colored blossoms in Ennis, TX.
Bradner Gardens in Seattle, WA: a springtime walk through Bradner Gardens and art project led by Laura Rumpf, HTR, Registered Horticultural Therapist.
The Brain Scoop: The Field Museum in Chicago shares a series of fascinating videos that focus on different parts of the collection.
Broadway Living Room Concerts: performances by theatre stars and creatives, in videos they shot in their homes.
Chair Exercises: AGE of Central Texas Activity Director demonstrates easy, low-impact exercises you can do at home.
Chair Yoga: Led by Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT, this session for older adults incorporates warm-ups, upper body stretches, standing and balancing poses, and some great sequences for flexibility.
Cirque du Soleil: enjoy performances and highlights from several of the contemporary circus’s shows.
“Close to You“: enjoy this video featuring more than 1000 people from 18 countries who submitted a video of their performance of Burt Bacharach’s hit “Close To You.”
A Crash Course in World History: Best-selling author John Green gives you a playful and highly visual crash course in world history, taking you from the beginning of human civilization 15,000 years ago through to our modern age.
Create a Terrarium: educational video about air plants and step-by-step activities for creating your own air plants and terrariums at home.
Curtain Up!: Seniorly.com presents a daily 1-hour live stream at 3:00 pm CST, with entertainment specifically for older adults.
Cyber Seniors: free weekly Zoom-based seminars to help older adults stay connected and learn online skills by bridging the digital divide and connecting generations through technology.
Dallas Zoo: virtual visits and chats with staff, videos showing what the animals are up to, and activity ideas from education and conservation teams.
Dance for PD at Home: encouraging people living with Parkinson’s Disease to keep dancing with free videos and excerpts from their At Home DVD series.
Easy Exercise Videos: 10- 55 minute home exercise videos designed for all levels, and created by Austin’s Power for Parkinson’s.
Exercises with More Life Health Seniors: easy chair-based exercise videos to motivate and help older adultss improve balance, strength, fitness, movement, flexibility, and confidence.
Free E-Books from Amazon: download more than 60,000 titles for free
“Great Performances” on PBS: stream full shows from a diverse arts portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
“Harry the Dirty Dog” Betty White reads the classic children’s book Harry the Dirty Dog, written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.
Houston Zoo Live: daily updates of what the furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how the zookeepers are caring for them.
LBJ In The Arena: The LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin examines the way that Americans live, work, learn, and govern has been reshaped by COVID-19.
Momma Duck Watch: mother-to-be “mAGEy the Duck” has taken up residence in the planter on the porch of the AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center in Williamson County, where she has laid 16 eggs; Activity Associate Shelley hosts theis series of videos as we count down to having baby ducklings:
– “Meet mAGEy the Duck“
– “All About Muscovy Ducks“
– “mAGEy on Her Nest”
– “Updates & New Facts About mAGEy“
– Momma Duck Updates April 10, 2020
– Momma Duck Update April 16, 2020
– mAGEy’s duckling hatching on Earth Day
– mAGEy’s Ducklings – April 22, 2020
– mAGEy and Her Ducklings – April 23, 2020
– Taking down the protective fence around mAGEy and her ducklings
– Moving mAGEy and the ducklings back t the park
– mAGEy and her babies swimming off to their new home
– mAGEy Returns July 2020
Montopolis Music: the Austin-based indie chamber music group has created a series of stunning videos that combine recordings from Montopolis albums “The Legend of Big Bend” and “Music for Enchanted Rock” with the artwork of renowned Texas photographers Christopher Zebo, Rip Shaub, Anlo Sepulveda, and David Barrow.
“Nature” on PBS: stream dozens of full-length shows from the acclaimed series.
NASA: This virtual reality field trip looks inside a full-scale mockup of the space shuttle orbiter at the Johnson Space Center.
New York City Center: experience highlights from highlights the performing arts center’s musical theatre vault, including selections from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
“NOVA” on PBS: stream 24 seasons worth of stories from the frontlines of science and engineering – from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.
Opera Philadelphia’s “Digital ‘O’ Fest: this online festival will feature classic and contemporary works, including “Sky on Swings” – an emotionally wrought story of two women with Alzheimer’s who meet in a nursing home.
NEW! Origami: Origami artist and physicist Robert J. Lang demonstrates and breaks down everything that goes into the art of origami.
“Over the Rainbow“: Enjoy the Chino Hills High School Chamber Singers, who recorded their individual a cappella portion of “Over the Rainbow” in their separate homes, and through technology were able to appear together as a family again.
Palo Dura Canyon: The state park in Amarillo is home to the second largest canyon in the U.S.; the canyon is 800 feet deep, covers 30,000 acres of trails, and includes 15,000 acres of trails.
Pérez Art Museum in Miami: the Florida modern and contemporary art gallery offers video tours of a wide range of works.
“Peter and the Wolf”: The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School perform Matthew Hart’s ballet, choreographed to Prokofiev’s charming music.
Raphael Exhibit: the Scuderie del Quirinale museum in Rome presents highlights of its Raphael exhibition that marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Royal Opera House in London: enjoy a selection of some of the top performances from famous operas and ballets.
San Antonio Riverwalk: enjoy the normal hustle and bustle of the area in this short video.
San Antonio Zoo: see how zoo staff are caring for the animals, along with conservation updates and nature-based projects to do at home.
Saving a Species: Seaworld brings you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through these species-focused episodes.
Senior Planet: online courses, programs, and activities to help older adults learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.
Seward Park Forest Walk in Seattle, WA: experience a quiet stroll through a forest of old Douglas Fir trees and bird song with Laura Rumpf, HTR, Registered Horticultural Therapist, tailored to people living with memory loss and their partners.
Part 1 – A Walk Through the Gardens
Part 2 – Making a Nesting Bundle with a Pine Cone
State Hermitage Museum in Russia: enjoy this extensive (5+ hour) video tour of the largest museum in Russia, complete with 45 galleries and 588 artistic masterpieces.
Strength & Stretch with Patti: AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center exercise instructor Patti demonstates easy exercise that focus on the upper body.
Tate Gallery: interviews with artists, exhibition tours, celebrity art fans, live performance art and more from the network of four art museums housing the United Kingdom’s national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art.
TED Talks: hundreds of videos from experts on every possible subject.
Texas State Aquarium: get up close and interact with many different kinds of animals, enjoy educational and entertaining exhibits featuring more than 300 species, and learn about conservation and how our actions impact the other inhabitants of both the ocean and land.
Texas State Capital: take an educational tour of the towering three-story building that sits in the middle of downtown Austin and housing the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the governor.
Tai Chi: join Tai Chi Instructor Cynthia Frusha from the Central Arkansas Veterans Administration for an easy Tai Chi lesson.
The Show Must Go Online: A weekly live Shakespeare reading on Thursdays at 2:00 pm CST, featuring an acclaimed group of actors from across the world, covering the plays in the order they were written, helping actors and theatremakers to stay connected and creative during unprecedented times.
Tuesday Ukes: Central Texas community ukulele group has created a series of 10-minute sing-along videos – 3 songs – with the lyrics scrolling on the screen.
Turkish Marbling: how-to video shows the art of Turkish marbling, which is totally mesmerizing.
Vienna State Opera: treat yourself to full streams of some of the Vienna State Opera’s latest performances.
Virtual African Safaris: African safari company Singita offers videos of the AFrican wilderness, along with cooking videos featuring traditional African dishes.
Watercolor Techniques: break out the paint brushes and paint along with professional illustrator Annie Bowler.
“What the World Needs Now Is Love“: a virtual performance of Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s classic song by students from Berklee College of Music.
Witte Museum: the San Antonio museum offers engaging, interactive, virtual experiences that you can do at home with the whole family.
Zinnia TV: Zinnia’s content channels are designed for persons living with dementia, and feature familiar faces, subjects, and sounds to help people feel engaged and connected.
Zoo to You: The Denver Zoo takes you on a virtual safari through daily videos, wildlife-themed activity ideas, and much more!
Zoo Tours: the exhibits, the animals, the history, and even the special designs are explored in this series of zoos and aquariums around the U.S.
Zumba with Becky: At-home easy chair exercises for older adults with AGE’s exercise expert Becky Shidlofsky
Digital Toolkit for Uncertain Times: guides for self care, virtual postcards to send, journaling prompts, and even coloring pages to get your creative juices flowing.
Meditate: online resource Headspace offers a free guided meditation, along with articles on how to gain a healthy sense of perspective.
Seniors Staying Connected: Heart and Soul Care in Austin has created a virtual opportunity that helps nurture hearts and souls without leaving your home, by connecting older adults and volunteers via interactive video technology.
Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis: The Alliance for Aging Research and the Eldercare Locator have released a new fact sheet on staying safe at home during the coronavirus crisis.
African Game Drives: journey to South Africa via videos from actual wild animal safaris.
African Safaris: African safari company Singita offers videos of the African wilderness, along with cooking videos featuring traditional African dishes.
The Alamo: View 360° panoramic images of the Alamo Shrine and grounds.
American Museum of Natural History in New York: blog posts and videos from the largest natural history museum in the world.
Archaeological Survey of India in New Delhi: the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation.
The Belvedere in Austria: This impressive collection of Austrian art, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, includes the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection.
Big Bend National Park: take a look at Emory Peak or Chisos Basin with a 360° tour of the West Texas national park.
British Museum in London: tour the museum’s Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone.
Dalí Theatre-Museum in Spain: take a tour around some of the museum’s rooms and see some works and objects hosued in the former Municipal Theatre of Figueres that is considered to be the last great work of Salvador Dalí.
Dallas Museum of Art: browse more than 25,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods.
Detroit Institute of Arts: Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits.
Disney Parks: get 360-degree views of the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and other Disney theme parks and attractions in California and Florida.
The Frick Collection: Founded by Pittsburgh coke and steel industrialist Henry Clay Frick, the collection includes more than 1,100 works of art from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles: travel back in time to the 8th century with this collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
The Great Wall of China: explore one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet.
Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York: visit the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain: visit the museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry that features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
Hawaii: Google Earth takes you island-hopping through Hawaii to check out the black lava rock cliffs, lush rainforests, volcanoes, and historic sites.
High Museum of Art in Atlanta: this museum’s popular online exhibits include “Civil Rights Photography” — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park’s arrest.
NEW! International Inventors Hall of Fame Museum: the driving force behind lifelong innovation, this museum in Alexandria, VA, honors America’s rich history of invention.
Johannesburg Art Gallery: browse more than 500 works from Africa’s largest art gallery
Kyoto National Museum in Japan: This extensive collection includes more than 12,500 significant works of art—including ceramics, archaeological artifacts, painting, sculpture, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork, lacquer, and other genres.
La Scala in Milan: the famed opera hours is offering tours of the theater, backstage and museum, along with 240,000 archival photos and 16,000 documents, and more than 40 digital exhibits and close-up views of costumes worn by stars such as Maria Callas.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort: the Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are just two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.
LIFE Magazine Photo Archives: Founded by Time Inc in 1936, LIFE magazine is the visual chronicle of the “American century.”
The Louvre in Paris: visit the world’s largest art museum that originally built as the Louvre castle in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II.
Mars: NASA takes you to the real surface of the Red Planet, as recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
MASP in São Paulo: check out Brazil’s first modern art museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects, the collection houses more than 5,000 years of art from around the world .
Musée d’Orsay in Paris: get a close look at the works of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and hundreds of other French painters.
Museo Frida Kahlo: visit the home where Frida Kahlo, the most renowned Latin American artist in the world, lived, and worked.
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston: the 16 virtual exhibits include a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston: explore the permanent collection that spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar: masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York: tour the collections of one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.
NASA: take a virtual walk around the shuttle fuselage trainer at the Johnson Space Center.
National Aquarium: walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC: wander through an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 and a collection of Vermeer paintings.
National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne: more than 75,000 works from the Australian museum’s collection are available to browse online.
National Museum of African American History and Culture: opened in 2016, the museum and its 35,000 treasured artifacts are telling a new story about America.
National Museum of the United States Air Force: you can’t take a ride in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential airplane, but you can check it out, in addition to other military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force’s official museum.
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul: catch up on the best of contemporary art from Korea.
The National Portrait Gallery in London: Opened in 1856, the gallery became the very first portrait gallery in the world, featuring portraits of prominent people from throughout history.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the “Mother of American modernism.”
The Palace Museum in Beijing: installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties – the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911) – the museum one of the most prestigious museums in the world.
The Palace of Versailles: explore one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Palo Dura Canyon: tour our nation’s second largest canyon that is 800 feet deep, covers 30,000 acres, and boasts 15,000 acres of trails.
Pergamon Museum in Berlin: explore one of Germany’s largest museums and it’s home for the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Greek Pergamon Altar.
The Prambanan Temple in Indonesia: there’s so much to behold in this iconic, intricate Hindu temple complex.
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: walk among Vermeer, Rembrandt, and many more masters from the Dutch Golden Age.
San Antonio Riverwalk: enjoy the normal hustle and bustle of the area this virtual tour of the San Antonio river, shops, and restaurants.
The São Paulo Museum of Art in Brazil: this landmark museum, designed by Linda Bo Bardi, is most well known for its European art collection, but also offers an impressive array of Brazilian, African, and Asian art, totaling more than 8,000 items.
SeaWorld Orlando: tour Discovery Cove and “ride” the steel roller coaster Mako at the Florida theme park.
The Sistine Chapel: explore the frescos that interior, most particularly The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.
The State Tretyakov Gallery in Russia: the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world, the collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art.
Stonehedge: see the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, through a variety of lenses.
Tate Britain in London: part of the Tate network of galleries in England, the museum houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Spain: Madrid’s must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent’s most celebrated artists, including Rembrandt and Dali.
Uffizi Gallery in Florence: One of the most important Italian museums , it holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
NEW! United States National Parks: take awe-inspiring virtual tours of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Dry Tortugas in Florida, Alaska’s Kenai Fjords, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, and Bryce Canyon in Utah.
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam: find the largest collection of artworks by van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750+ personal letters.
Vatican City in Rome: tour the many museum collections on the Vatican’s virtual site.
Victoria & Albert Museum in London: explore the archives of the world’s leading museum of art and design.
Virtual Museum Tours: Online tours of famous museums around the world, courtesy of Google Arts & Culture.
Virtual NYC: online resources from museums, galleries, comedy clubs, theaters, and other venues allowing you to experience the best of New York City virtually.
The White House in Washington, DC: visit this the symbol of the President, of the President’s administration, and of the United States.
Winchester Mystery House: visit the architectural wonder and historic landmark in San Jose, CA, that was once the personal residence of the heiress to a large portion of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune.
Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Visits: see a number of properties designed by the iconic architect, including included Fallingwater, Hollyhock House, and Taliesin West.
NEW! Wyoming Lankdmarks and National Parks: Tour the state’s tourist spots with this webpage created by members of the St. Paul’s youth ministry group – who were inspired by this very webpage of activities listings!
Yellowstone National Park: virtually explore some of the main attractions around the park
Yosemite National Park: a groundbreaking interactive tour of one of America’s most popular and spectacular natural environments.
Zilker Botanical Gardens: travel through the heritage live oaks, streams, Koi-filled ponds, and rose gardens that offer a peaceful respite in the middle of our busy city.
Zilker Nature Preserves: hike the trails from home and explore the natural beauty of this Austin oasis.
Africam: a collection of webcams from protected wildlife reserves in South Africa where you can watch African animals, birds, and reptiles in their natural habitat.
African Watering Hole: visit Mpala Research Station in Kenya to hear an authentic African sound track of bird song while watching hippos drift in the water, elephants come down to drink, and giraffes picking their way along the shore.
African Watering Hole #2: see elephants, oryx, and the resident warthog at the Great Plains Conservation’s ol Donyo Lodge under the shadow of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Aquarium of the Pacific: watch live feeds of penguins, sharks, jellyfish, and aquarium exhibits.
Bald Eagles: a rare opportunity to see bald eagles up close and relaxed in Decorah, Iowa.
Bird Feeder Cam: located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.
Bison Watering Hole at Grasslands National Park: you never know what wildlife you’ll witness onscreen, but the beauty of this site in Saskatchewan can take your breath away.
NEW! Brown Bears at Brooks Falls: watch a brown bears attempt to catch salmon at Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Channel Islands National Park: peer into the ocean to watch the kelp sway in the wave action and the orange garibaldi, eels, and spiny lobsters dart through the sunny waters.
Coral City: an urban reef in Miami, Florida that’s part habitat, part science experiment and part art project — you never know who might swim by!
Dallas World Aquarium: watch manatees in underwater action in the large freshwater River exhibit, and sharks prowling in the Cenote Exhibit.
EarthCam.com: from an elephant trail in Indonesia to manatees in Florida, dozens of nature webcams to enjoy.
El Paso Zoo: spy on orangutans, sea lions, giraffe, meerkats, and siamangs.
Explore.com: Dozens of live animal webcams from across the globe.
Georgia Aquarium: check in on African peguins, whale sharks, beluga whales, sea otters, jellies, alligators, and more.
NEW! Great Blue Herons: These great blue heron nests, monitored by the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy, provide a glimpse into life in the trees.
Grotto Hydrothermal Vent Cam: dive deep underwater into the Juan de Fuca ridge to explore this deep-sea vent ecosystem.
Houston Zoo: see the herd of Asian elephants, rhinos roll in their mud puddle, flamingos float next to a waterfall, and much more.
International Space Station Live: NASA outfitted a slew of cameras on the International Space Station (ISS), and you can now view space through them.
Lake Tahoe in California: one of the prettiest lakes in America—no matter the season.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: 10 webcams to view, including sharks, penguins, sea otters, and more.
Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: go gorilla trekking with this safari live feed.
Orca Lookout at Cracroft Point, British Columbia: see if you can spot orcas plying the waters from this live stream in stunning British Columbia.
Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: witnessing America’s most famous geyser erupt in a flurry of steam and water.
NEW! Open Sea Cam: the open sea cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is chock-full of sharks, rays, and tuna.
Otter Cam: watch wild sea otters at Elkhorn Slough, an ecological treasure at the heart of Monterey Bay in California.
Panama Fruit Feeder-cam at Canopy Lodge: all kinds of colorful birds fly by to sample the wares that Cornell Lab’s scientists have left out for them at this conservation site in Panama.
Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy: view the historic medieval stone arch bridge over the Arno River.
NEW! Puffin Burrow on Seal Island, Maine: get an intimate glimpse into family life of the the iconic, overharvested birds on islands off the coast of Maine.
Red Wolf Cams: Check out one of the rarest predators on the planet, courtesy of the conservation breeding program at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY.
San Diego Zoo: watch the live antics of baboons, penguins, polar bears, elephants, tigers, and more from the world famous zoological park.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park: view giraffes, rhinos, and more in the African Plains habitat at the Kijamii Overlook.
NEW! Sandhill Cranes: Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary’s Crane Camera gives you a stunning view of Nebraska’s Platte River.
Shedd Aquarium: Take a break for beauty with the aquarium’s Underwater Beauty live cam and discover the dreamlike patterns of angelfishes, wrasses, tangs, and butterflyfishes.
Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo: Japan’s answer to Times Square is famous for the amount of pedestrians—in the thousands— that pass its crosswalks throughout the day.
Smithsonian National Zoo: visit naked mole rats, elephants, lions, and giant pandas at the Washington, DC, zoological park.
Son Doong Cave: a team from National Geographic captured 360-degree interactive photographs and virtual reality content to let you explore the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam.
St. Peter’s Square in Venice: Piazza San Marco is the principal public square of Venice, Italy
Sydney Harbour in Australia: Sydney’s iconic Opera House, Circular Quay, and twinkling Harbour Bridge all make appearances in this live feed of Australia’s most iconic skyline.
Tembe Elephant Park: Watch African wildlife at this popular watering hole on the Mozambique border.
Times Square in New York City: see what’s going on around New York’s once busiest intersection.
Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii: paradise is just a click away thanks to this live feed above Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort.
Webcam Taxi: a vast collection of live webcams around the world, usually set up at popular tourist spots or places of interest
The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel: visit one of the most holy religious sites on the planet.
Yosemite National Park: Virtual reality photographer Scott Highton shot panoramas of the magnificent Yosemite Natural Park to create a virtual tour experience.
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