Five Things To Do In New Orleans Without Leaving Your House
Things are getting serious in the world. More and more states, and even other countries, are ordering residents to stay home and only allowing essential businesses and workers to remain open and operating. We’ve been working from home, and many are homeschooling, for the past two weeks with no real end in sight.
To break up some of the monotony that comes along with being stuck at your house for days, we found a few ways to still enjoy the city of New Orleans from the comfort of your couch.
1. The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
NOMA, along with Google Arts & Culture, is offering (virtual) visitors a chance to see a few of the 40,000 pieces the museum has to offer. The museum hosts five online exhibits through Google, giving viewers an up close and personal view of many great works of art. The exhibits include “Visions of US,” The Samuel H. Kress Collection, “Madonna and Child with Saints,” “Venus and Cupid with Vulcan” and the Google Art Camera Project. Click here to start your museum tour.
2. Audubon Nature Institute
The Audubon Nature Institute announced last week the launch of its Virtual Community Connection Series through its various social media channels. The press release explained that the series goal is to engage supporters and boost spirits while at home and bring daily activities (like keeper takeovers, online quizzes and virtual attraction visits) straight to your home. Click here to see the full press release and social media links.
3. The National WWII Museum
Technically, this is made for teachers and their school classes and is a little more on the serious side, but it is educational and interesting for kids of all ages. The museum offers electronic field trips and past programs available directly from their website. Learn about the 75th anniversary of D-Day, remember Pearl Harbor and gain information on The Manhattan Project. Click here to start your field trip.
4. NewOrleans.com Virtual Tours
NewOrleans.com has virtual tours of many attractions. Take a quick swamp tour, explore the cemeteries or even take a stroll through the French Market. NewOrleans.com is the official website of New Orleans & Company (formerly the New Orleans CVB) and has partnered with Xplorit for these immersive virtual tours. Click here to get started.
5. Buffa’s Back Room Stage
Live music is one of New Orleans’ gems, a crowning glory if you will. The city has created and educated some of the most talented musicians, and people from all over the world come to New Orleans for our music. Buffa’s Restaurant on Esplanade is offering people a unique experience – a live music cam. Set up in its back room, the restaurant and live music venue is giving New Orleanians, and beyond, live, local New Orleans music… just without the in-house audience. Catch the next show here.