Digital Cultural Institutions

With the outbreak of COVID-19 making it difficult to visit places such as museums, aquariums, and zoos, many institutions have been making their resources available digitally! The following is a list of some institutions with digital tours, live videos, or collections! This list will be expanded as more come online.

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The San Diego Zoo has a number of live camera feeds of their animal exhibits.

Roger Williams Park  Zoo Schoolomaha henry doorly zoo logo

Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo  – do the zoo at home

Cincinatti Zoo home safari

Mystic Aquarium Penquin Cam   national park earth day logo

Mystic Seaport 

Yellowstone National Park

Connecticut Science Center virtual field trips

Google Arts and Culture has over 500 institutions that provide a variety of virtual tours.

The Metropolitan Opera is providing streams of encore performances of a different Opera each night.

The Boston Children’s Museum provides a free digital tour.

The Seattle Symphony is providing free streamed performances.seattle symphony logo

Connecticut Digital Archives is a collaboration between the University of Connecticut Library and the Connecticut State Library. Avon’s online local history collection is located here, as well as those of many other libraries, museums, and historical societies around the state. ** Find latest COVID information tracked here.

Connecticut Digital Collections is provided by the Connecticut State Library, including books, letters, newspapers, photographs and more.

ResearchIT CT has many free databases and geneology information to be found on the Connecticut State Library researchIt  page

A-Z Databases is for educators and students looking to find open and free access to e-resources.