Virtual Tours

Bound to Stay Bound wants you to know that during these unprecedented school closures, we are here to support educators, parents, students, and our community in any way we can.  Librarians and teachers are experiencing the challenging task of converting resources to adapt to remote learning situations, and we would like to assist in making this transition easier.  Our resources specialist team has worked diligently to compile a list of academic resources for students while they learn from home. 
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Alexandria, VA

St. Petersburg
Russia

Apple presents a 5 hr cinematic journey through one of the world’s biggest museums in St. Petersburg, Russia. Take in 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and live performances.

Blarney Castle
Co. Cork, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher
Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland

LIVE WEB CAMS & 360º Videos

Cape May County Park & Zoo has a YouTube channel with “Welcome to Zoo School” videos to teach you more about their animals.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of only two accredited botanical gardens in the state of Ohio. Watch out for our Facebook live feeds.

Elmwood Park Zoo has a YouTube channel with many videos to help you learn more about their animals.

95 different LIVE WEB CAMS with sound.

The Field Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museum’s of its kind in the world. Take a peek at some of these fascinating items via their digital collection, which includes online imagery of ancient pottery, extinct animals, and historic sites.

Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center has a Youtube channel filled with videos to help you learn  more about marinelife.
Click Here to see the sea turtles Live Web Cams

Oriental Institute
This hidden gem, located on the University of Chicago campus, houses a treasure trove of artifacts from the most ancient days of Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, and beyond.

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Take a break for beauty with our Underwater Beauty live cam! Discover the dreamlike patterns of angelfishes, wrasses, tangs and butterflyfishes.

The animal webcams remain online, but volunteers will not be operating them, so animals may not be visible at all times.

LIVE WEBINARS

National Park Service

VIRTUAL TOURS OF STUNNING LIBRARIES

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Library of Parliament (Ottawa, Canada)

Mansueto Library (University of Chicago)

New York Public Library

Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)

Bodleian Library (University of Oxford)

Seattle Public Library

Theme Park [Point of Views]

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Every resource is free to access and enjoy.
Much of it, though not all, is also open content, in the sense that it’s freely reusable and re-mixable under Creative Commons licensing. Open content is clearly labeled on its respective website.

PORTALS

VIRTUAL TOURS / ONLINE EXHIBITS

Art and Culture Museums
History Museums
Natural Science Museums
National Parks

Online Exhibits

E-LEARNING

Created for Kids

ONLINE COLLECTIONS

Art and Cultural Collections
Science Collections
History Collections

DIGITAL ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

Huge thanks to the many who have written helpful blogs with their favorite museum tech resources. Your contributions are all included here: Cuseum, Mia Ridge, Jenni Fuchs, and Alicja Peszkowska.