Several New York City museums can be experienced via Google’s Arts & Culture platform,
including the Met, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cooper
. In addition to providing a glimpse at those museums’ collections, the platform
also lets you 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).
Some museums also have virtual tours or exhibitions on their websites, including the
, the Museum of the City of New York, the New-York Historical Society, the New York
Public Library
The American Museum of Natural History is sharing previously recorded tours via its
Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Many city museums have also shared items from their collections using the
hashtag #MuseumAtHome and #MuseumMomentofZen on Twitter—both are good to
follow if you need a moment of levity in the middle of a stressful time.


Many 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.


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.