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Tour These NYC Cultural Spots from Home

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Self-Isolating? You and your loved ones can still experience some of New York City's best...from home!

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With self-isolation being the new "norm" many New York City cultural institutions are rising to the challenge.

From museumes, parks, libraries and more, virtual access to buildings and collections are now open.

Here is a list of what is available:

Museums

Experience New York City museums via Google’s Arts & Culture platform, including the Met, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cooper Hewitt. In addition to enjoying a view at those museums’ collections, you can also explore their buildings—so if you’ve never visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s nautilus-inspired Guggenheim building, now’s the time to do so (virtually).

The American Museum of Natural History is sharing previously recorded tours via its Facebook and Twitter accounts. History buffs can listen to more than 350 oral histories from New Yorkers on the Coney Island History Project’s website in addition to exploring their online collections

Libraries

Though New York City’s library branches are closed, many of the services that they provide—including access to e-books, research materials, and more—are available digitally. See what’s available via the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Public Library.

Parks

City parks remain open, but one of the most popular outdoor spots—the High Line—has closed for now. But you can still go on a virtual tour of the elevated park through Google Arts & Culture.