Arts and Culture

Museums and cultural institutions are continuing to offer programming. Here are some places you can turn to be entertained and educated – at a social distance.

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs has developed a list of resources to provide opportunities for art instruction, art experiences and creative pursuits during this period of social distancing.

Click here to access arts and educational resources for kids and teens, virtual art experiences and professional resources for artists.

Hollyhock House Virtual Tour
Virtual tour of Department of Cultural Affairs’ Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

LA County Museum of Art ‘LACMA @ Home’
LACMA has provided many its experiences and exhibitions online such as short films, live recordings, lectures, and online tours.

Museum of Contemporary Arts ‘Virtual MOCA’
With its temporary closure, MOCA has offered a virtual way to stay connected and build community. “Virtual MOCA!” is a daily series that hopes to to provide hours of meaningful, creative, and fun opportunities for all of us to connect during this moment of physical distance.

The Broad Museum from Home
Through new digital initiatives, the Broad will be offering ways to experience #TheBroadFromHome, to find inspiration through music, poetry, and conversations (from a distance), and to stay connected to one another.

The Getty Museum
Browse selected works of the Getty’s collections of books, art, and videos for free online.

The Grammy Museum
The GRAMMY Museum is making never-before-released content from the GRAMMY Museum archives available to the public. Each day will spotlight a different pillar of the museum’s mission.

The Hammer Museum
The Hammer Museum has offered many of its programs and collections online.

Google Arts & Culture’s Tours of 500 of the World’s Most Famous Museums
A collection of online virtual tours of museums around the world.

Bringing the L.A. Zoo to You
During its closure, the LA Zoo will continue to share cool views of the Zoo, its animal residents, and its dedicated keepers to keep the public informed, engaged, and connected while social distancing.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Live cams that follow many of the animals at the San Diego Zoo, from tigers to butterflies as well as recorded highlights of their popular panda exhibits.

The Aquarium of the Pacific 
Check in with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s animals and marine life with live webcams placed inside some of the Aquarium’s exhibits.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Explore.og Live Animal Cams
The world’s largest live nature cam network provides a large array of live streams to choose from a penguin beach in California to an elephant park in South Africa and dozens more.

Africam – Live Cams Across Africa
Watch wild animals in the beautiful African bush LIVE and unscripted. Elephants, lions, leopards and many more make appearances every day in the remotest of Africa’s locations.

Google Earth has created special virtual and guided tours of some of the most popular national parks in America.

The platform also offers virtual tours of 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal in India.