Many Massachusetts parents suddenly find themselves scrambling to entertain their kids for an indefinite period of time. Making the COVID-19 school closures even more challenging is the fact that we must spend most of our time at home.
Luckily many of Boston's finest establishments are offering virtual tours the whole family can enjoy from the safety of their sofas.
Perhaps the most exciting option for the little ones are the virtual presentations from the staff at The New England Aquarium.
So far they have invited viewers to join them as they feed Myrtle the sea turtle, explore the living creatures at the "edge of the sea," and perform a veterinary exam on a real live Green Moray Eel!
For even more culture and learning through your iPad, take advantage of virtual museum tours from Google Arts & Culture.
They currently offer online tours of hundreds of the world's finest museums, including several in Boston.
A visit to the Boston Children’s Museum website lets you virtually navigate their exciting exhibits including the three-story New Balance Foundation Climb.
According to the State House website, the tour describes nine historic spaces and “highlights paintings, sculpture, artifacts, and decorative arts commemorating the people and events that helped to shape the Commonwealth and nation.”
It may not be quite as fun as the real thing, but these virtual tours can help your children get excited about real-life visits to these facilities when the COVID-19 threat has passed.