3 May 2020

Life has taken a very strange turn in 2020. Most of us are staying at home (#stayhome) or in #quarantine, because of the coronavirus pandemic. April was the cultural month of the 20/20 Travel Project, so we shared as many virtual cultural and travel events as we could find. We'll continue to do that as long as the travel restrictions are in place. Here is a list of all of the events we've covered so far (as links). There are more than we remembered, so we've organized them by category (sort of).

We hope some of these have helped you. If you know of any you think we should share, tag us on Twitter. We'll keep sharing for as long as we #stayhome and we'll post another round-up at the end of May.


The 87 Greatest Travel Books of All Time, According to Authors

The California Road Trip All Book Lovers Should Take (bookmark this one for when it's safe to travel)

Travel Stories From Award-Winning Women Writers

Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White

NASA Organizes ‘Story Time From Space’ Where Astronauts Read Bedtime Stories To Kids From The Space Station

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Angry Elephants and Mysterious Stenches: AFAR Editors Remember Embarrassing Travel Stories

Music and Dance

The CDC says to wash your hands for 20 seconds. 9 Atlanta songs to help you keep time.

John Legend Free Concert From Home

Debbie Allen did a free dance lesson on Instagram live and is offering dance classes via Zoom for a small donation.

Fender Offering Three Months of Free Guitar Lessons So You Can Learn in Lockdown


Amber Share's Subpar Parks


Virtual Falconry Experience

The National Space Centre is streaming a free planetarium show for families

Ten virtual garden tours to do from home

A Soothing Tour Of The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossoms


Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

Artist Tightly Rolls Newspaper to Craft Incredibly Detailed Animal Sculptures

Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums

6 Beautiful Italian Museums to Visit for Free Online

Illustrator Rob Biddulph offers #DrawwithRob sessions.

Pop-Up Book Tutorials from Matthew Reinhart

DC Kids Draw Batman with Todd McFarlane! | DC Kids Show

Drawing with Nick Park

Quarantined Couple Builds Art Museum to Entertain Pet Gerbils

Mitchel Wu Photography

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

“My Wife Hates it When I Work From Home” — Banksy Shares Rats Run Amok in his Bathroom from Quarantine

5 free online MoMA courses to help you become an art expert in isolation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a free online drawing class you can take from home

Kevin-John Jobczynski offered drawing lessons on Facebook Live and I can't link directly to those, so the link is to his website. If you search his name on Facebook and scroll down the results, you'll find the posts of his drawing sessions.


Metropolitan Opera, After Shutting Its Doors, Will Offer Free Streams From Live in HD Catalog

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

The Paris Opera is screening its performances online for free

National Theatre Live: full schedule of plays streaming on Youtube each Thursday for free

Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream his musicals for free online, starting with Joseph

Film Treasures, Streaming Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Soho Theatre on Demand

Disney Broadway stars perform ‘Go the Distance’ on ‘GMA’ for ABC’s ‘Day of Hope’

How Sicily’s Last UNESCO-Recognized Puppeteers Are Fighting to Save Their Tradition

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biggest musicals are streaming free on YouTube for a limited time

A Chorus Line In Quarantine

National Theatre at Home



Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura is offering free virtual cooking classes on Instagram

Walt Disney Imagineering Partners With Khan Academy To Bring You ‘Imagineering in a Box’

Yale's most popular class ever is available free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life

Here's How You Can Make a Face Mask for Hospitals, Thanks to Joann Fabrics (Video)

Nikon Is Streaming Free Photography Classes Through April

You Can Now Take Moz Academy Courses for Free

Walt Disney Family Museum Offers Online Courses

Home Learning for Kids

Lessons Learned From the 1918 Pandemic: Historical and Legal Framework of the Spanish Flu and How It Relates to Today’s Crisis

Travel (Planning)

Put a New Twist on Route 66—Make It an American Whiskey Road Trip

Virtual Tour of the Faroe Islands

19 Bookstores We Love Around the World

13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)




Cowboy Museum Puts Their Head Of Security In Charge Of Their Twitter, And His Tweets Are Hilariously Wholesome

12 historic sites you can virtually tour from the couch during the coronavirus outbreak

Sagamore Hill Virtual Tour

Family Fun

Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition

Trekking the World by Underdog Games