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Rainy day? Stay home and visit a museum

Looking for indoor activities on rainy days has never been easier since museums and concerts went virtual during the pandemic.

Here are a few you can still enjoy:


The Metropolitan Opera

Join New York’s Metropolitan Opera for its “Free Live Audio Streams”, featuring encore presentations of performances from the past 14 years. Expect to see some of opera’s top singers.

The Berlin Philharmoniker

Alternatively, brush up on your Beethoven with the Berlin Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall, which offers front-row seats to concerts and films.

Shakespeare's Globe

Want to experience the Bard? You can stream a modern adaptation of The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London. 

The National Ballet of Canada

Back on home soil, the National Ballet of Canada has introduced the Spotlight Series. Check out this program of digital performances, available for 30 days from the video release date. 

Travel to outer space

For space and science buffs, look no further than NASA’s virtual tours or download the Houston Space Center app. These tours  offer augmented reality experiences through which you can explore the moon and watch the Saturn V launch. 


National Gallery of Canada

Explore the curator’s choice and virtual exhibitions: “Experience the Group of Seven” and “Photostories Canada.” It’s a treat getting to know the original members of the Group and their respective work. Then navigate your way through more than 800 photostories marking milestones in Canadian history. 

National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City)

Browse the National Museum of Anthropology’s virtual exhibitions for a comprehensive view of Mexico City’s preHispanic heritage.  

The Vatican Museums

Walk through the grounds of the Vatican Museums and enjoy sublime 360-degree views of Michelangelo’s ceiling in The Sistine Chapel.

Google Arts Project

Through the Google Arts & Culture website, you can visit museums from Istanbul to India. But, don’t miss South Africa’s Johannesburg Art Gallery–Africa’s largest–to learn about the key role of photography during the apartheid era. 

Content courtesy of CAA Quebec Magazine.

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