Amid COVID-19 and a state-wide stay-at-home order, various Atlanta museums and attractions have offered free virtual field trips.
The initiative called ATL Museums at Home is a collection of Atlanta’s best touring destinations. Starting Friday, April 3rd, they will begin hosting “Field Trip Friday,” which will give audiences the opportunity to view exhibits and participate in interactive activities.
Although this pandemic has affected the lives of people across the United States, these organizations want to be sure that they are continuing to educate students, teachers, and families while making it an enjoyable experience at the same time.
Some of the attractions offering the tours include Fernbank, the Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
These tours are motivated by the desire to keep families connected with activities such as storytimes, spring blooms at the Botanical Gardens, behind-the-scene animal encounters, experiments, and much more.
In addition to the tours, each week, several organizations will post social media content that allows students and families to further explore and learn more about the participating locations.
The weekly tours are expected to last until the end of April when most shelter-in-place orders are intended to be lifted.