The Best Virtual Tours in New Jersey

Montclair Art Museum

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Discover New Jersey's best virtual tours: In response to the COVID-19, novel coronavirus pandemic, with most attractions closed, you can explore on-line from the comfort of your home, museums, zoos, and other cultural venues

These top virtual tours are easily accessed from your desktop computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Northern New Jersey Virtual Tours

Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Series Goes Virtual
April 6 through May 31, 2020
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The Black Maria Virtual Film Festival in partnership with the Hoboken Historical Museum presents award-winning short films completely free of charge – no strings attached - for as long as the pandemic lasts.
View the films – Choose a curated program or a single short film – animation – experimental – documentary – narrative

Van Riper-Hopper House - Virtual Tour
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The Van Riper-Hopper House Museum is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places Built in 1786 by Uriah Van Riper for his bride Maria (Polly) Berdan, this Dutch Colonial house offers a rare walk back in time. Five lower rooms contain 18th and early 19th century furnishings Located on its original site, the museum represents the agricultural society that dominated Wayne for over 200 years. In 2013 the first Community Gardens were built on the site to correlate with its traditional agricultural roots. The farmstead includes an historical herb garden, Archeology Laboratory, and Albert Payson Terhune Collection.

Virtual Experience "Ask the Astronomer"
Every Tuesday @ 10am
The Newark Museum of Art
Zoom and Facebook Live
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn how the Hubble has become one of the most productive telescopes in history and revolutionized modern astronomy. Then ask our Museum astronomers about the exciting mysteries and science of space. This week's live session is available on

Montclair Art Museum - Virtual Tours of Exhibitions
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You can take a tour of Montclair Art Museum from home with the MAM Curator Series!
Montclair Art Museum has been collecting and preserving Native American and American artwork since 1914. MAM now holds over 12,000 works of art in the form of sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, artifacts, and more.

Virtual Morris Museum
Website/Virtual Tours
Stay engaged with the arts through the Morris Museum, They share with you programming, events, and visual arts that we have curated and selected for our audiences. The Morris Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the State of New Jersey and is honored to fulfill its role of bringing Smithsonian resources to the state.
Visit this site often for new content that has been added.

Central New Jersey Virtual Tours

Old York Virtual Spring Wine Festival
May 1,2, 3, 2020: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM    
Facebook Page
The Virtual Wine Festival will be hosted on their Facebook and YouTube pages. Many of the festival participants will be engaging in live chats on Facebook throughout the weekend. Viewers will have the opportunity to purchase wines and Laurie's Chocolates prior to the Festival in order to join the tastings from home. The winery will be donating 10% of wine sales made from April 28 to May 3 to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Viewers will also have links to support the other businesses and performers featured during the Virtual Wine Festival.

Laura Cheadle
May 7, 2020 @7pm
Link to Live Stream
Laura has a delightful blend of soulful blues and timeless rock with both feet planted firmly in funk, she brings her own unique interpretation to every song she sings, regardless of the genre she takes on. Whether it's a concert of her own material, a sophisticated cabaret show, or a monster blues jam at the close of a festival.

Princeton Museum On-line Events
Website/Schedule/Zoom link
They offer a variety of scheduled lectures where participants will have the opportunity to put forward questions at the conclusion of the conversation. There also have online projects you can complete with children at home using materials on hand.
A zoom link will be published closer to the event.

The Zimmerli Art Museum - Virtual Tour 
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The Zimmerli Art Museum is one of the largest and most notable university-based art museums in the nation. The museum's collection includes more than 60,000 works, ranging from ancient to contemporary art, with particular emphasis on nineteenth-century French art; Russian art from icons to avant-garde material; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints.

Southern New Jersey Virtual Tours

Cape May Zoo "Virtual Zoo School"
Videos will be featured on their Facebook Page and their Website, daily at 11:30 AM.
Join in Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM as we take you on a virtual tour of the zoo! Each day we will feature a short clip of a different animal and teach you all about it. At the end of every clip we have a challenge for YOU to do right at home. You can show us how you completed your challenges by sharing photos or videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

The Museum of Cape May County - Virtual Tour
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Located in three historic buildings, the museum is a treasure trove of exhibits showcasing county life from Native American times through the twenty first century. Established in 1927, The Museum of Cape May County has been the county's foremost advocate for the acquisition, preservation and display of local history. With guided tours, rotating exhibits, lectures and special events, the museum offers something for the whole family including children. The museum also houses an outstanding genealogical and research library for the serious historian.

Physick Estate Virtual Tour
Website/Virtual Tour Access
This is an abbreviated version of their normal 45 minute guided tour.
The Physick Estate today offers a look back at our Victorian past as evidenced by its architecture, decorative arts, customs, and the lives of one particular Cape May family, the Physicks. Emlen Physick Jr., his widowed mother, Frances Ralston, and his maiden aunt, Emilie Parmentier, moved into their home when it was completed in 1879. The Physicks' distinctive home illustrates their changing tastes as well as the particulars of the Victorian lifestyle in Cape May.

Pinelands Adventures - Online Programs
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While stuck indoors, stay connected with nature through these interactive instructor-led programs.
Pinelands Adventures is offering some great online programming. They have developed a series of Online Adventures to bring New Jersey's Pine Barrens to you.