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Virtual Museum Day 2020

Virtual Museum Day 2020

You may not be able to visit these organizations in person, but check out all of the amazing resources you can access from home!

The AKC Museum of the Dog: The current exhibition offers three virtual tours, including “Mush! A Tribute to Sled Dogs” with art, history, and bios. Look elsewhere on their website for printable coloring pages and an invitation to send in children’s artwork for a community wall.

Avalon Park and Nature Preserve: View an interactive map of the park with birds and other items to click on and see nature photos and descriptions. Click a different season to change flora and fauna.

Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts: Free downloadable art projects for children.

Brookhaven National Laboratory: Specially created “science at home” activities and videos for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Specially created BCM+you videos, activities, and printable worksheets for home.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan: CMOM’s educators have created videos, sing-a-longs, games and more for you to do together at home.

Coe Hall at Planting Field Arboretum: This “family explorers” page has videos, activities, games & printable pages for families to do at home. The arboretum is open (buildings remain closed) and parking fees are waived.

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society: View a 360 degree virtual panoramic tour of Port Washington sites through photos with music/sound effects.

Cradle of Aviation Museum: Virtual tour, online activities to do at home, and more. (Note, there may be some inappropriate language on videos of historic events, found on lunar landing clip from movie.)

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council: View an interactive timeline with videos and photos of historical landmarks.

East End Seaport Museum: Scroll to the bottom of the home page for video “The History Upon Our Shores” of the history of a local lighthouse.

East Hampton Historical Society: Check out their event calendar for educational programs via the society’s Facebook page.

Farmingville Historical Society: Here you can view a collection of photographs, the “History of Farmingville” video, and explore a timeline from 1731 through 1992 outlining the history of Farmingville.

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society: See a 360 degree view of the lighthouse and other buildings on the property.

Freeport Historical Society & Museum: View online collections which include late nineteenth century postcards, newspapers from 1895, early playbills and music scores that showcase the many artists and entertainers who resided in Freeport.

Gold Coast Arts Center: Watch online film premieres, find links to some of GCAC’s favorite short films, see recommendations for films to watch at home, and view the “Cultural Insider Series,” a “series of intimate conversations to bring you the best in film, art, and meaningful dialogue.”

Guild Hall: Check out the Guild Hall@Home website featuring a growing list of arts, education, and cultural offerings for all ages.

Heckscher Museum of Art: The current exhibitions are now online and Heckscher Museum of Art continues to develop new and exciting ways to connect, learn and create with you.

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County: Check out virtual programs including the Curators’ Corner on Facebook and a scheduled virtual tour on May 26th.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Offering virtual programs, tours, homeschool resources, oral history project and YouTube channel as well as virtual tours via Google.

Long Island Aquarium: View live tours and events on their Facebook page.

Long Island Museum: Offers an activity guide that compliments the virtual tour of one of the current art exhibits, Off the Rack: Building and Preserving LIM’s Art Treasures.

Long Island Radio and Television Historical Society: Offers a podcast and educational videos with a quick and interesting history of Long Island’s wireless communication.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame: LIMHF’s YouTube page features special performances from musicians such as the Billy Joel Band, recordings of previous inductee galas, and interviews with artists like DMC and Debbie Gibson.

Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society: Listen to selected recordings from the oral history series of the Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society

Long Island Science Center: Check out their online event calendar for upcoming virtual classes and workshops.

Massapequa Historical Society: View historic photographs of the Massapequas, digitized and made available online by the Massapequa Historical Society and Massapequa Public Library.

Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society and Museums: Take a virtual tour of the 1799 Jesse Tuthill House and the 1841 Ira Tuthill House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, New York State Register of Historic Places and Designated Southold Town Landmarks.

Museum of American Armor: View photographs and facts about each of the historic tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, and other exhibits at the museum.

Museum of the Moving Image: View the current film screenings from the comfort of home (paid) or participate in free online events.

Nassau County Museum of Art: Take a virtual tour of the gallery, access resources for teaching and learning from home, view instructional art activities for kids, or participate in an art practice session for all ages.

The North Shore Historical Museum: Participate in the COVID-19 Letters to the Future intiative: share your personal story of how the pandemic has impacted your life. See website for instructions and requirements.

Old Westbury Gardens: Explore Old Westbury Gardens through virtual tours of the Westbury House, Gardens, and current blooms. Then get outside and explore your own backyard with downloadable Backyard Learning brochures.

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum: View photographs and facts about the museum’s collection of historic locomotives, train cars, and other “heavy metal objects.”

Oysterponds Historical Society: View the museum’s free “Alone Together Lecture Series” online via Zoom. Check their website’s event calendar for descriptions of the lecture events and Zoom details.

Parrish Art Museum: “While the Parrish is temporarily closed, delve into the art and artists in our collection, take an online class or workshop, and experience inspiring podcasts, videos, and programs featuring artists and curators.”

Patchogue Arts Council: View PAC’s virtual universal celebration of the arts produced and shared while in quarantine.

Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center: View photos and scans of the current exhibition and listen to an audio tour.

Railroad Museum of Long island: Browse through photos and facts about the museum’s collection of historic LIRR train cars, locomotives, and the 1964-1965 World’s Fair train.

Raynham Hall Museum: Raynham Hall’s last exhibit, “The Home Needle: Nineteenth-Century Textiles from the Raynham Hall Collection” is now available online. Includes photos, scans, and detailed information about 19th Century needlework.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site: Take a narrated, room-by-room virtual tour of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill home.

Sagtikos Manor Historical Society: Photos guide through the 300 year old Manor House where you can view furniture, accessories and architectural styles of periods from the late 1600’s to the middle 1900’s. Your tour will take you through the first and second floors where, among the many rooms, you will see the bedroom where President George Washington slept on his tour through Long Island in 1790.

Sands Point Preserve: Information and primary documents from Exhibition: The Goddard Connection, including archival photos of the space travel pioneer and his early rockets.

South Fork Natural History Museum: Watch educational videos about Long Island nature, farm tours, marine life, and more.

Southampton History Museum: Offering free classes via Zoom. Check their online calendar, registration required. View virtual exhibits including photos of artifacts and information from several past exhibits. Participate in The Corona Journals: keep a journal of your experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has, and continues to, alter your life. The museum will keep these journals as historical documentation of this event and are posting selections from those submissions every Saturday to their blog. See their website for more information.

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe: Join the #TeslaLEGOChallenge! Build a model of Wardenclyffe, the laboratory of genius inventor Nikola Tesla, for a chance to win from $500 to $1,000! Explore their website to find virtual resources including educational programs for children, families, and adults.

Three Village Historical Society: Check out the “Virtual Spies!” tour series – watch a video tour every Monday exploring local sites of Setauket’s Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring. At each site you will learn about a spy that played a key role in the ring and YOU will help to decode a spy’s message at each location. You can also view “True Tales from the Early Days of Long Island” with Margo Arceri every Thursday, 4PM Live on FB. Recordings are available on their website.

Vanderbilt Museum: Watch a video tour of the grounds and a guided virtual tour of the Eagles Nest interior.

Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium: The Planetarium has shared a collection of videos on their website, including such topics as “How to Use a Telescope,” “Imagining Alien Life,” “The Skies of Spring” and more.

The Whaling Museum at Cold Spring Harbor: Watch virtual craft programs, download free coloring pages, learn “Whaling-Era Parlor Games” you can play with your family at home, explore the museum’s digital collection, and more.