No doubt this is a strange and difficult time for us all, but our community is persevering and coming together to support one another. As things progress, we can all do our part to flatten the curve by staying home, which is why we’re very grateful for Princeton’s world-class museum and tours transitioning to the virtual world. Check out these wonderful places below we can now all experience at home during this time. If you like them, please leave them comments and purchase gift cards to help keep them going strong!
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
At Home with the PSO
Princeton Symphony recently launched a new campaign on their website to offer free content to the community, including
- “Play it Forward” - online weekly webcasts of PSO performances
- “Cooking with the PSO” - recipes by the musicians themselves
- Virtual gallery of student artwork and writings
- PSO photo albums
Normally if you want to hear these professional, high-caliber orchestra performances you need to see them live in person so this is a truly special offer to give people the lift they need right now. And they keep adding in fresh content each week so you can keep enjoying it if you're in need of an escape.
Photo via https://princetonsymphony.org
Princeton University Art Museum
This prestigious art museum was always free and open to the public, but now that we can’t visit in person we’re grateful that they put over 50,000 unique works of art into their online gallery. High quality photos and descriptions will take you on a journey of both ancient and contemporary pieces. Bonus, they’re also offering a variety of free, virtual programs for the public to enjoy. You can find all these on the main page of their website!
Photo via https://artmuseum.princeton.edu
Princeton Public Library
We could really use some good reading right now. Enter, PPL. Giving us digital collections to keep us informed and entertained. They have ebooks, audiobooks and films. They’re also offering up virtual events, like storybook times for children, scavenger hunts, talks with authors and more. Also keep an eye out for business webinars for anyone looking to change careers or need advice on a business they’re running.
Photo via centraljersey.com
McCarter Theater Center - McCarter@Home
Princeton's Tony Award Winning theater is bringing their creativity into our homes. McCarter@Home is offering up concert sessions, webinars with award-winning actors, Princeton University collaborations, behind the scene looks, creative classes and more! A great way to experience some of the magic that McCarter brings our community.
Photo attached is from: http://www.McCarter.org
Princeton’s top tourist destination, Princeton University, is available for tours in the digital space. Experience the beauty of the campus with student tour guides, including a 360 degree panorama of the Shea Rowing Center, a full interior view of the octagonal Chancellor Green Rotunda and Icahn Laboratory and its two-story lovers that move with the sun. You can also view the tour through virtual reality on your phone with virtual glasses.
Photo via www.princeton.edu
Cotsen Children’s Library
A special treat for your little learners is the Cotsen Children’s Library online exhibitions and virtual escape room. View the beautiful and unique Cotsen collections, spanning from 2001 - 2010. Afterwards enjoy a Sherlock Holmes Virtual Escape Room titled, The Missing Tiger. A tiger has escaped from the London Zoo and Sherlock Holmes needs YOUR help to find it. From your couch, that is. Enjoy!
Photo via library.princeton.edu