Self-isolation doesn’t have to keep you from experiencing some of the best attractions that Detroit has to offer. Check out these virtual experiences that are being offered by Detroit attractions, and add them to your #postcoronabucketlist!
Virtual Experiences in Detroit
The Henry Ford
While you currently can’t go into the museum, The Henry Ford Museum’s digital archives are always available online – perfect for parents that are now homeschooling their kids! Build your own curated collection of artifacts, take a virtual visit through the museum and watch their Emmy Award-winning show “Innovation Nation”. They are also beginning to offer daily virtual learning sessions. Each day is being assigned a grade range—and on Thursdays they are hosting virtual visits and live curator Q&As. Check out their calendar of programming.
This hidden gem in Dearborn is posting video demonstrations of their impressive glass blowing, specifically for their 9th Annual Glass Eggstravaganza! They will be posting all their videos to their Facebook page. All glassware featured in the videos will be available for purchase.
Wayne State Theatre & Dance Program
Students, faculty and staff of the theatre and dance program at Wayne State University will create readings, songs, stories, improv, stories of the artistic process, tap lessons, dialect work and more through their social media channels. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Arab American National Museum
Michigan Science Center
Detroit’s science museum is a favorite of little ones in the area, and luckily the museum is keeping the learning going through this tricky time. Every weekday at 2:30 p.m. EST, the Michigan Science Center will conduct experiments on Facebook Live. To tune in, follow them on Facebook.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Institute of Arts
Do you miss wandering around the DIA looking at your favorite pieces? We do. But thankfully you can still view their collection online. Plus, if you follow them on social media, they are showing off their favorite pieces daily with their #MuseumFromHome campaign.
This family favorite is offering some Virtual Vitamin Z ! Check out the live video feeds of the animals and educational videos on their social media channels. Watch the penguins, otters, falcons and monkeys on their website. And on their YouTube channel, the zoo staff takes deep dives on every animal at the zoo.
Epiphany Glass is also offering a selection of glassblowing process videos on their Facebook page. They are also posting daily glassblowing video clips on their Instagram page. If you’ve never seen their glassblowing demonstrations–it’s a sight to behold.