Here are virtual museum tours and digital resources from some wonderful museums and gardens!
Explore the British Museum’s collection and immerse yourself in 2 million years of history. The British Museum has 8 million, half you can see on the British Museum collection database. Enjoy some of the earliest objects created by man to works by contemporary artists. Choose from curated themed collections like: the Americas, China and Africa, which reveal the fascinating stories behind the objects. A new Collection online includes new records and allows new ways to search.
Click link or graphic to stream on YouTube the 82-minute film in which the British Museum revisits the popular 2013 show.
Rainy Day? Take a virtual walk through the NY Botanical Gardens!
During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, the virtual gates are wide open. The new content hub features videos, plant guides, virtual events, recipes for kids, and so much more. As spring unfolds, the NYBG will bring you the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings us joy.
Yale paleontologist Matteo Fabbri discusses the latest research on Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever found.
His dig in Morocco uncovered a new specimen and, it turns out, Jurassic Park got a few things right–this giant was built for life in the water.
Welcome to Peabody@Home:
Your hub for digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum! The Peabody is your neighborhood museum, changing the way you see the world. It encourages the curious and invites explorers of all ages to search the collections and engage with their programs. The doors may be closed right now, but they are opening windows into the many digital resources.
Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, supporters of American history education, the Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. The 70,000 documents in the Collection and extensive network of eminent historians, provide teachers, students, and the public with direct access to unique primary source materials.
See the Mark Twain House & Museum from a whole new perspective… in 3D! For an added, one-of-a-kind experience, connect with Google Cardboard or a compatible Samsung Gear VR device and view in immersive virtual reality (VR).
A museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
During the closure, visit the Gallery virtually through video tours of exhibitions, in-depth highlights of the collection, online learning opportunities, video recordings of lectures by artists and curators, and more. The NGA, founded as a gift to the nation, serves as a center of visual art, education, & culture. 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings span the history of Western art and showcase the triumphs of human creativity. 363 days a year, the Gallery offers a full spectrum of special exhibitions and programs free.
We are pleased to offer patrons free or discount passes to museums, parks and aquariums. You must be 18 & have a valid library card to check out passes. Scroll or Click for Museum Pass Guidelines.
Sincere thanks to the Brainerd Memorial Library Friends for funding the purchase of many of these passes.
|Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
$5 Admission each: for 6 visitors
| Children’s Museum of SE CT
1/2 price admission
|The Children’s Museum of West Hartford||Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford20% Discount off general admission for up to four people.
|The Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St, Essex1/2-price for 2 adults & their children or grandchildren under 18.
Parking & admission; 2 adults & 4 children- historical sites and exhibit centers; Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks. Not valid for vehicles carrying more than 12 passengers.
|Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank St, New London Free admission for 2 people.
|Yale Peabody Museum
$6 off for up to 4 people.
Florence Griswold Museum
Free: 2 adults & 2 children.
623 Williams St, New London
Free: 2 adults & 2 children
(Under 12 always free)
10 North Water St, Norwalk$2 off a Combo Ticket (Aquarium & IMAX): Up to 6 people. Children under 2 are free.
$5 off general admission:
Up to 4 people to the Aquarium.
75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic1/2 price: 2 adults & 3 children 18 and under.
New Britain Museum of American Art
Free: 4 people:
1 adult must accompany children under age 16.
|New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave, New HavenFree: Up to 4 people.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Free general admission:
2 adults & 2 children,
6-17. Does not include special exhibitions & fundraisers.
Connecticut’s Old State House
Free: 2 adults & 2 children.
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