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Virtual Stress Relief: Virtual Tours and Live Streaming Entertainment

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2021 6:43 PM

Animal Cams

Colorful coral reef

Explore.org LiveCams

Missing nature exploration beyond your neighborhood?

Explore.org has a wide ranging collection of wildlife and rescue animal live cams to watch. Cats, dogs, panda, underwater and even space cam streams from NASA!

Don't miss the Decorah Eagles cam also powered by Explore.org with even more resources from The Raptor Resource Project!

Image by Jan Mallander from Pixabay

Falcon at UB standing on stony area with clutch of two eggs

UB Falcon Cam

Head details of a bald eagel looking to the left

US National Park Service Webcams

Bears, eagles and the ocean are on offer from the US National Parks Service's webcams

Image attribution: "Bald Eagle Portrait" by Saffron Blaze licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Bald eagle and eaglet in a nest in a tree

Hays Eagle Cam December 2020

Can't get enough raptor watching? Keep an eye out for the updated Pittsburgh's Hays Bald Eagle Cam in December 2020.

Image attribution: "Eagle and Eaglet" by Tim Lumley licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pipeline Cam powered by EXPLORE.org

Panama Fruit Feeder Cam at Canopy Lodge, EXPLORE.org, Cornell Lab

Museum Tours

Astronaut Christina Koch on the International Space Station

NASA Virtual Tours

NASA offers great content and information on their website, but their virtual tours are not to be missed!

Image attribution: "Astronaut Christina Koch Makes History" by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

New York State Museum, Albany NY facade over a pool at sunset

The New York State Museum

Dive into New York State collections from the New York State Museum via its YouTube Field Trips!

Image attribution: "New York State Museum, Albany NY" by Pete Dzintars licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Courtyard of the Louvre Museum with its pyramid

The Louvre

Always wanted to visit Paris and see some of the wonders held in the Lourve? The Da Vinci Code fan? Desperate to see the Mona Lisa for yourself?

We might not be able to visit right now, but you can still check out the virtual tours of the Louvre's Petite Galerie, Egyptian Antiquities, the Remains of the Louvre's Moat and the Galerie d'Apollon.

Check out the "Mona Lisa Beyond the Glass" Virtual Reality Experience and app to get closer than you could in person.

Don't miss out on the Louvre's YouTube channel. There are video tours in French and English on a variety of topics including the Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Josephine.

 

Image attribution: "Napoleon courtyard of the Louvre museum at night time, with

The National Gallery Singapore

Google Arts & Culture

Still hungry for more? Google Arts & Culture, both the website and app, offer access to museums and collections from around the world. 

From Buffalo, head south to Ciudad de México to see the Museo Frida Kahlo.

Head to the UK to take tea and view works at the Tate Britain.

Visit Accra, Ghana for contemporary art and culture at the Nubuke Foundation.

Explore the world's leading public collection of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia at the National Gallery Singapore.

These are just a few places you can visit as you trot the globe without a passport with many more to explore!

If you're a coloring or crossword fanatic,Google Arts & Culture has those and more game, too!

Image attribution: "National Gallery Singapore" by Choo Yut Shing is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Outside the Metropolitan Museum Of Art/ people crowd the steps up to the museum as four taxis drive by and street vendors operate on the sidewalk.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or The Met) offers an online experience that millions have taken part in via Google Arts & Culture.

Image attribution: "Outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art" by Alex Proimos licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

Live Streaming Concerts

Artists and musicians have been performing live virtually almost on a daily basis. Beyond following your favorite artists on social media, don't miss out on virtual concerts--some for free, donation-based or low-cost!

Acknowledgement

Special Thanks to our partners in Stress Relief: UB Health PromotionWhispers Café and the SPCA's Paws for Love program

We look forward to working with you again soon!