Up and Down the Hudson River

Experience the excitement of what New York has to offer…virtually

Fun for kids of all ages up and down the Hudson River

Metro-North and Hudson Valley Parent have collected some of the most amazing virtual exhibitions that are flowing up and down the Hudson River. Enjoy educational programs from the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum or experience operatic performances from world-renowned artists performing at the Metropolitan Opera. This is your chance to try out new dramatic experiences no matter where you live or work.

At the Bruce Museum, while their physical doors are closed, you can stay connected and engaged with the Bruce Museum at Home. On this site, you can explore the objects and visualizations displayed in the physical exhibition along with bonus content and links to help explore more deeply.

Greenwich Historical Society curators, educators and docents have come together to bring the best of Greenwich history – our stories, our landmarks, archives and collections – online for all to peruse and enjoy. For educators, parents, and all those curious about Greenwich and our rich history, we welcome you to enjoy it.

At the Hudson River Museum, they are committed to remaining connected and with this in mind, the HRM is doing all they can to bring the Museum to you. To that end, they launched Museum from Home, a new initiative with fun and engaging videos, activities, and virtual experiences for lovers of art, science, and history.

The Hudson Valley MOCA has a site that has many different attractions with detailed descriptions on the art’s history and physique. They also have Panel Discussions with "How We Live" co-curators Nicola Trezzi and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, moderated by Hudson Valley MOCA co-founder, Marc Straus!

The Katonah Museum offers virtual tours and slideshows so you can see the pieces they have. You can even watch Bisa Butler sew her quilts as she explains their meaning.

The Maritime Aquarium can answer your questions every afternoon during their live Q&As, as well as through their virtual programs! You can watch some of our most popular IMAX movies online. The Maritime Aquarium has virtual programs or events during the day that explain the tides, sharks, and more.

Click on the Facebook page for The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Every day they link to a fun activities they have collected for kids from all over the country.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is offering many virtual tours and projects such as discussing how a boat floats, space science, and why astronauts need space suits. Must preregister for programs. No fees. Programs conducted via Zoom. Thanks to a partnership with Google Arts & Culture, you can access many of the Museum’s historical spaces, artifacts and archives for free.

Even though the Museum of Modern Art, known as MoMA, is not open, you can stay connected and enjoy the #MuseumFromHome. Scroll through their section on home movies or the creative narratives by well-known artists. Enjoy free enrollment in classes. Sign up for their newsletter to receive magazines or letters about the MoMA.

New York Historical Society
It is easy to connect to the New York Historical Society online. Explore all of their digital content, including the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library, audio and video from past public programs, the History @ Home Education programs, and much more.

Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art has many ways to connect online. With hours of video content, kids’ audio tours, activity guides, and art specifically created for the web, there is always a way to dive into Whitney American Art.

A No-Risk Visit to a Children’s Museum. Even though you are unable to visit the Westchester Children’s Museum, don’t worry…they have your back! At the ‘WCM At Home’ page, you can bring the museum home to you! Every week they post new feature activities with videos on how to do the activities at home.

Bringing the Animals to You with a Virtual Zoo Who doesn’t love visiting the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, or Prospect Park Zoo? That's why they are bringing the best of the animals to you. Visit the bison, the seals and the otters. Plus kids can try their skills in the digital classrooms.

The New York Botanical Garden theme is ‘Let’s Stay Connected’. You’ll witness the beauty of this year’s orchid exhibition without leaving home and get to know some of the stunning and unique orchid varieties that went into creating it. They also have fee-based online classes.

Chance to visit 28 acres of beautiful gardens. Overlooking the Hudson River and the sheer cliffs of the Palisades, Wave Hill is a public garden, renowned for its classical horticultural craftsmanship and daring design on 28 acres of varied landscapes and garden areas. If you are looking for ideas for your garden, they offer a wonderful collection of dramatic photographs.

Storm King Art Center
PBS has curated a wonderful video about the Storm King Art Center. A 500-acre open air museum with 125 of this century’s best sculptures. You will enjoy the beauty of the rolling hills and lush grass

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation. Every Tuesday and Thursday they post a wonderful video for young children. Sharing stories and music about transportation.

NYC-ARTS. NYC-ARTS is the portal through which arts enthusiasts everywhere can access the Tri-State Area's cultural best -- via television presentations, online and mobile components, and social media engagement. They are posting short, engaging videos showing artists performing in unusual spaces.

Even if you are not currently an opera buff, this is your chance to see what you think about some of the greatest opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera. The Met is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. They have introduced free Nightly Opera Streams that include some of the biggest hits of recent seasons. Explore the articles and resources to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.

Jazz Forum
Jazz Forum is the only dedicated jazz club in Westchester. They have collected a wonderful collection of jazz performances. Watch and listen to some wonderful jazz artists.