Metropolitan Opera And Others Offer Free Virtual Experiences During COVID-19.

Across the world, nonessential businesses are temporarily closing their doors to help our communities prevent the spread of COVID-19. In times of uncertainty, it can feel like everything is falling apart, especially when we’re practicing social distancing.

The good news is people are coming together to help each other stay safe in the best way possible! Now big organizations like zoos, museums, and music halls are stepping up to give us something to look forward to.


To combat the boredom that may come with hunkering down inside our homes, many groups are offering free online experiences.

For instance, the Metropolitan Opera will be streaming classic shows every night — starting tonight! Each one will begin at 7:30 EDT and be accessible until 3:30 p.m. the next day.

“We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said general manager Peter Gelb. “We’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”


If you’re someone with no interest in operas or you’re a parent to a small child, there are other options!

The Cincinnati Zoo will be live-streaming different animals and exhibits at 3 p.m. EST from Monday to Friday on Facebook. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about new animals — and maybe take a break from watching “Frozen 2” on repeat.


That’s not all! You can sign up to stream the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall for free this month or virtually tour museums in Paris, Seoul, Amsterdam, Florence, Mexico City, and more.


No matter what happens, we’re all in this together! We’re so glad these organizations are stepping up to bring us joy. Between your next pillow fort and movie, give one of these options a try!

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