Grab a Virtual Vacation Package activity and explore some of Music City’s most popular places and things to do while having some fun to see if you land yourself as a Music City Roadie, Opening Act, or Headliner. Riddle Me Total Access, Songwriters of Nashville, and Virtual Family Getaway are available now!
Just because you can't be inside Nashville's attractions doesn't mean you can't enjoy them! Connect with Music City:
The Adventure Park
Build your very own adventure park in just 5 easy steps: https://myadventurepark.com/how-to-build-your-own-adventure-park-in-5-easy-steps/
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 live stream featuring different parts of the site. From mansion tours to behind-the-glass discussions, their staff will bring history to your home: https://www.youtube.com/user/The7thpresident
Battle of Franklin Trust
Learn more about the Battle of Franklin in the Civil War, Carter House, and Carnton: https://boft.org/learn
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
Belle Meade Winery
Taste their wines at home with 50% off shipping when you use code SPRING50: https://www.bellemeadewinery.com/
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 a lecture with the Tate curator, activity & video, artist introduction for students and kids.
We Count: First-Time Voters will be available online at fristartmuseum.org/wecount May 1-December 31. The exhibition honors the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the importance of civic engagement by highlighting the history of voting in the United States and the first voting experiences of a diverse group of Nashvillians.
The Gallery of Iconic Guitars (The GIG)
Read stories about the instruments and watch videos of musicians and their connections to the famed guitars: https://www.thegigatbelmont.com/
Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage
Take a virtual tour of the new Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage in downtown Music City: https://www.glencampbellmuseum.com/virtualtour
Grand Ole Opry
Given that country music fans can’t come to 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.
Gray Line Tennessee
Get a glimpse of the new one-hour Nashville City Tour on an open-air, double-decker bus in this video: https://youtu.be/td6QcoqnyFE
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
You can also learn more about Jack Daniel's through their new augmented reality app: https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/jd-ar
Lane Motor Museum
Learn about each car and exhibit items in their collection that may not even be on display when you visit! https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/collection
Explore works by local, regional, and national artists on their website: https://www.lequiregallery.com/
Activities designed for families, to spark creativity, discovery, and a sense of adventure: https://www.letsroam.com/roam_from_home/families
Games and ideas for couples to enjoy when they're social distancing together: https://www.letsroam.com/roam_from_home/couples
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Enjoy a collection of interviews, interesting stories, and more on their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mhfmnashville/videos
Watch Musicians Hall of Fame Backstage Episodes: https://www.musicianshalloffame.com/musicians-hall-of-fame-backstage/
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
From Honky Tonk Highway to our very own Parthenon, the Nashville story is in the palm of your hand with the Nashville Sites tours. With more than 20 digital tours that cover women's history, Civil Rights history, architecture, and of course, music, you can dive deep into Music City from your living room. https://nashvillesites.org/
Three social media posts a week focusing on Music Education tools for parents to use at home with their children.
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 live streams 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/
The guide to At-Home Inspiration activity book is designed to help fans stay connected to the Mother Church during a time when live concerts are not possible. ryman.com/stories/2020/the-ryman-guide-to-at-home-inspiration/
Sharin' Nashville Tours
Join Dave and Daphne on their singing Troubadour tour as they take a virtual trip through Nashville. See the sights and start planning your next trip to Music City to see it all in person. https://www.youtube.com/watch
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
The Tinney Daily Feature highlights a particular piece of art with photos, information, and possibly a video from the artist. https://www.tinneycontemporary.com/daily-art-feature
Recipe Notes: A Taste of Music City
Get schooled on the flavors of Nashville with this new cookbook featuring recipes from some of Nashville's great restaurants and chefs. visitmusiccity.com/nashvilles-cookbook
Goodnight with Dolly
Dolly Parton reads aloud select Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. https://www.facebook.com/dollysimaginationlibrary
Cooking with Chef Sean Brock (Husk, Audrey, Joyland)
Sean Brock is offering virtual cooking classes from his home. Work together to decide what you want to learn, then cook together on Facetime. Every penny goes towards paying his team's wages at Audrey and Joyland restaurants. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 nickysnashville.com/cooking to see what's cooking next. Watch or cook along.
Cooking with Chef Matthew Bell (Gray & Dudley)
Chef Matthew Bell is hosting cooking demos of his signature recipes, plus nostalgic favorites. Check his Instagram posts to see everything from his Mom’s chicken curry to lentil sloppy joes. https://www.instagram.com/chefmabellz/
Cooking & Cocktails with Corona (by Alex Belew)
The chef/owner of Dallas & Jane is now making the cooking demos a frequent occurrence. He’s made pizzas with Trey Cioccia at Black Rabbit and welcomed celebrity Maneet Chauhan to his Murfreesboro kitchen too. Watch their social media for future featured guests and recipes. https://www.facebook.com/dallasandjane
Living Room Film Club
On Wednesday nights, join the Belcourt Theatre and Nashville Scene on Zoom to discuss films from the Criterion Channel. Get the details for the next event and RSVP.
Take a mixology class in the comfort of your own home! Check their calendar of events to register for a particular class.
Nashville Symphony - Orchestra 101
The Nashville Symphony has created online resources for a some good, interactive activities for you and your family. Perfect for families conducting orchestra lessons at home. Check out their activities here.
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 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.
Nashville is a uniquely supportive community and family. Here's a way for you to be a part of it! Dedicate a ‘Gratitune’ to be added to a playlist that's shared with Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff and streamed to clinics to help reduce anxiety and lift spirits.