Although the physical doors to Atlanta’s iconic cultural destinations are closed, curiosity continues to thrive online every Friday through April. For that reason, the city’s top attractions, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden, are joining together to provide virtual experiences to the community — including educators teaching remotely — for free.
The initiative includes ongoing social media and website posts of unique content from 11 organizations, culminating each week with a special “Field Trip Friday” event. The first event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3. A variety of activities and experiences allows audiences to take a virtual field trip or enjoy a virtual spring break around the city from home. Because many plans were canceled or rescheduled because of COVID-19, this programming still allows all communities to participate in meaningful and fun digital experiences together.
Cyber audiences can discover behind-the-scenes animal encounters, tours, hands-on activities, experiments, story times, spring blooms and more. Members, educators and other visitors can find links to this special content at ATLMuseumsatHome.org, as well as by searching #ATLMuseumsatHome on social media, or by visiting partner websites. This curated programming provides educational and entertaining experiences to bring the community together at a time when people need it most. Participating Atlanta attractions are: