Virtual Experiences from Nashville

Virtual Attractions

Just because you can't be inside Nashville's attractions doesn't mean you can't enjoy them! Connect with Music City:

Adventure Science Center
Browse their online collection of DIY science projects: https://www.adventuresci.org/diyscience

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President
Offering Virtual Visits, a new video or livestream featuring different parts of the site. From mansion tours to behind-the-glass discussions, their staff will bring history to your home: facebook.com/7thpresident

Belmont Mansion
Take a virtual tour of the Belmont Mansion grounds or access the audio tour of the grounds if you want to see the cherry blossoms in bloom for yourself: https://www.belmontmansion.com/gardens-and-grounds
Learn about the statues that are on the campus, discover photos of the Acklen family, and browse the online art gallery: https://www.belmontmansion.com/collection-draft

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Tots! program has moved to online activities for families: https://cheekwood.org/learn/tots/
Enjoy virtual garden tours on Instagram by following the hashtags #cheekwoodinbloom and #ourgardensyourhome

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Enjoy watching pre-recorded live performances, interviews, songwriter sessions, podcasts, and more: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/
You can also explore their Digital Archives (including photos, sound recordings, printed materials, and objects of their collection), Oral History, a Photography Collection, and more: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/collections

The Escape Game
Sign up to receive a puzzle every Friday in your inbox. Work online scavenger hunts and mystery games: https://theescapegame.com/teg-at-home/

Frist Art Museum
The Frist's YouTube Channel has archives of lectures, instructional videos, short features, and the entire performance of Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville, which took place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime is an exhibit that opened in February for which they have lecture with the Tate curator, activity & video, artist introduction for students and kids

Grand Ole Opry
Given that country music fans can’t come see the show in Nashville, with the help of the Opry’s very own television and video network Circle, they are bringing the Opry show to the world starting at 8/7c Saturdays online and in select local markets. 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircleAllAccess/posts/193433132082126
YouTube: https://youtu.be/wQ6-i8hI3Gs

Jack Daniel Distillery
Take a virtual tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery and learn about the whiskey-making process and all that goes into it: https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/process

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mhfmnashville/videos
Enjoy a collection of interviews, interesting stories, and more.

Nashville Children's Theatre
The NCT Drama School has created a series of fun activities you can do with your kids: https://www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/fun-at-home-activities
For the little ones, they have Teddy Bears' Picnic Activities: https://www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/teddy-bears-picnic-activities

Nashville Public Library
Enjoy their Puppet Shows online: https://tndeaflibrary.nashville.gov/learn/videos/interpreted-marionette-shows#slideshow-1

Nashville Symphony
Three social media posts a week focusing on Music Education tools for parents to use at home with their children.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillesymphony/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nashvillesymph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nashvillesymphony/

Nashville Zoo
While the Zoo is closed, they hope you will engage on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, to get your daily dose of cute animals, learn some new fun facts, and watch regular livestreams with keepers. For the next few weeks, they will be sending out an email each Monday letting you know when to catch live streams that week.

OZ Arts Nashville
Brave New Podcast explores the beauty, quirks, and challenges of creation: https://www.ozartsnashville.org/brave-new-art-podcast/
Art Wire pieces are reflections on OZ's 2019-20 performance season through the words of ten writers: https://artwire.ozartsnashville.org/ 

Tennessee State Museum
Permanent exhibition pages for Forging a Nation and Civil War and Reconstruction at https://tnmuseum.org/permanent-exhibits have been enhanced with more photos for each gallery, with plans for more to be added.
Downloadable #ColorOurCollection sheets available for parents to print out for their children that feature artifacts from the Museum: https://tnmuseum.org/color-our-collection
Search Our Collection – Online Portal enables online visitors to search for and read about artifacts in the Museum’s Collection: https://tnmuseum.org/online-collection
Video Archive – Videos from the Museum’s lectures, panel discussion, and Lunch and Learn events are archived at http://tnmuseum.org/Videos
Stories Blog contains articles featuring topics on Tennessee history and our collection: https://tnmuseum.org/Stories

Virtual Classes & Sessions

Cooking with Chef Sean Brock (Husk, Audrey, Joyland)
Sean Brock is offering virtual cooking classes from his home. Work together to decide what you wan to learn, then cook together on Facetime. Every penny goes towards paying his team's wages at Audrey and Joyland restaurants. Send email to info@chefseanbrock.com to set it up.

Cooking with Chef Tony Galzin (Nicky's Coal Fired)
Tony Galzin is hosting cooking demos on Instagram Live Fridays at 5:30pm/c. Check out his @tgalzin Instagram account to see what's cooking next. Watch or cook along.

Painting and Cooking with Dabble Studio
Dabble Studio is offering virtual cooking classes and virtual painting classes. Kits that include all supplies and ingredients are available for each class. Check their schedule and register online.

Virtual Event 101
Macro Productions is hosting an online session at 1pm/c on March 26 about the types of virtual events, how to select the right one for your event, steps to having a professional virtual event, and how to better engage your audience. Register online.

Livestream Knife Skills with Chef Julia Sullivan (Henrietta Red)
Join for just the class or have the ingredients delivered to your door and cook along with the class making Coq au Vin. Taking place Friday, March 27, at 5pm/c. Register online.

Zanies Comedians Roundtable
Featuring Jeff Allen, Gary Chapman, Henry Cho, Chonda Pierce and Special Guests Friday, March 27, at 7pm/c on Facebook and YouTube. Watch it.

Living Room Film Club
Join the Belcourt Theatre and Nashville Scene on Zoom to discuss films from the Criterion Channel. First session is April 1 at 8pm/c with the discussion focused on Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy from Criterion's "Starring Juliette Binoche" collection. Get the details and RSVP. 

Music City Bandwidth, Virtual Concerts

Virtual Nashville does't stop with the attractions. And the music doesn't stop for social distancing! Nashville artists are streaming performances from their homes and Music City venues are streaming concerts with no in-house audiences. The music comes to you.