Online Experiences

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Miami-Dade County remains vigilant in taking measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, county owned facilities are currently closed, as are theatres, some museums, parks, libraries, and performance spaces throughout Miami-Dade and South Florida. 

In light of these cancellations and closings, Culture Shock Miami remains as committed as ever to provide affordable access to arts and culture! Read on for a list of online performances, virtual exhibitions, and on-demand resources that will help you keep the arts alive and well during this time. This list is updated regularly!

If you know of an online event or resource that is not listed below, let us know about it

Museums and Visual Arts

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Free Online Experiences

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Virtual Tours

Tour ICA Miami's permanent collection

Check out a Virtual Tour of exhibitions, interviews with Artists, and more at The Bass

Explore the Frost Science@Home digital platform series

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

Virtual Tour of The Metropolian Museum of Art

Visit museums around the world with Google Arts & Culture

Discover Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami's At Home virtual tours and more

Check out museums, concerts and more through Miami Beach Arts and Culture Virtual Culture 

Virtual museum tours, concerts, and more online events in Broward County 

Share your story and your history with HistoryMiami

Tour HistoryMiami virtually

Meerkats anyone? Check out ZooMiami's MeerKam to see the baby Meerkats born at the Zoo earlier this year

Miami Childrens Museum's Museum at Home

Discover homeschool activities by Jungle Island

Explore the National Parks

ZooMiami's Zoocademy with Ron Magill - Fun and educational content and activities that you can do from home! New activities added every Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Fairchild Gardens presents #MyFairchild, an online resource for home horticulture knowledge, kids crafts and DIY educational videos, wellness tips, activities, and more!

Check out Miami Moments with Dr. George 

American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora's Rafael Soriano, Cabezas Exhibit Virtual Tour

Deering Estate Virtual Field Trips

View the art work from the 2020 AKI District Wide Student Art Competition!

Lowe Art Museum's Virtual Tours

Explore the Frost Art Museum's Virtual Exhibitions and engage in #TeachingTuesdays 

Jewish Museum of Florida's Zachary Balber, Tamim Exhibit Virtual Tour

Jewish Museum of Florida's Judith Leiber, Master Craftsman Exhibit Virtual Tour

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami's Young Artists Initiative has an Open Call for works! Submit by May 8

I Remember Miami A participatory artwork by Dora García

ProjectArt Miami Resident Artist Exhibition at MOCA NoMi Exhibition Viewing May 29th – Aug. 31st, 2020

Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection

Music and Theatre 

Miami Symphony Orchestra's digital concert hall 

Metropolitan Opera's Nightly Opera Streams 

Broadway World hosts Living Room Concert series featuring Broadway Stars

STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky daily at 2pm and 8pm

Stream live concerts and theatre performances 

Stream Broadway Musicals

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

#TogetherAtHome Concert Series

University of Miami's Frost School of Music presents Friday Nights @Frost A different concert every Friday night

New World Symphony Fellows: Live from our Living Rooms 

Verizon's Pay it Forward Live concert series every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm Eastern

Check out FUNDarte's digital archives.  Concerts, plays, dance performances, films and visual arts that enliven local culture with the flavors of Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean, and the world beyond. Updated daily.

Watch as 500 kids from Miami sing Glory, originally performed by John Legend, Common, and Rhymefest

Stream full-length plays every Thursday from National Theatre Live

PBS unlocks Broadway Musicals and Plays for free online streaming

Let's Sang Livestream Internet Party - Gramps' Monday Night Karaoke now on Instagram Live @letssang

Dandelion At Home offers virtual resources for kids of all ages

Live Nation Live From Home - Daily live streams from around the globe — follow artists live from their homes as they share music, stories, and more

Watch 12 TED Talks for Theatre People

South Florida Symphony's LIVE ON THE DRIVE 

Florida Grand Opera announces FGO GO. View highlights from Verdi's Rigoletto

Enter your monologue in the Creative Writing Series "Stories that Connect Us All" presented by Actors' Playhouse

Join the Miami Children's Chorus Virtual Choir

Free Live Improv with Just The Funny Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 9pm

Arsht@Home Stay connected with the Adrienne Arsht Center, the arts and one another

Shred The Virus Created by High School student, Pablo Diaz, in collaboration with Sweetwater - June 1

Sing-Dance-Act-Learn Classes To-Go for All Ages

Weekly Virtual Concerts presented by Frost School of Music and the City of Coral Gables

Hamilton and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have launched #EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families to explore the world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and America’s founding era

Miami Motel Stories Unplugged! Hosted By Susie K. Taylor aka .... Mrs. Wade every Tuesday

Performer and Venue registration for Make Music Miami 2020 is now open!

Watch local artists perform every Thursday at 7pm as part of South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center's new series "Sessions Virtual Cabaret" starting May 14

The Artists Series of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents a free performance every Sunday at 5pm. Explore the lineup

Chopin Salons @ Home

Dominique Morisseau's powerful play PIPELINE, is now available for FREE viewing on Broadway HD


Ailey All Access - View performances and more

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs segment of "Revelations"

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Productions

Ballet Hispánico Watch Parties

Spectrum Dance Theatre's full length performance of SHOT

10 Sites for Free Online Dance Classes While Staying at Home!


Watch 3 free films a day courtesy of Coral Gables Art Cinema's online "Drive-In"

Screen unique movies from around the world through O Cinema's Virtual Theater Project

"On This Land: The Charles Deering Estate" documentary

MJFF Presents Short Film Showcase

Reading, Writing, and Culture

Immerse Yourself in French Culture from the French Embassy in the U.S. 

Viernes Culturales will be broadcasting live daily at 4pm on their Instagram account to bring us history, art, culture, music, and food... all LIVE from #littlehavana.

Listen to audiobooks free of charge for students on Audible

University of Iowa's International Writing Library MOOC-Pack Library

Get creative with over 1,000 writing prompts for students from The New York Times

O, Miami Festval 2020 goes O,nline!

Miami Book Fair (MDC): Physically Distant / Socially Engaged - Author readings and conversations, workshops, and even a Storybook Picnic for kids

Fantasy Theatre Factory: Together Apart Youth Theatre in the Time of Coronavirus (Creative Writing Project)

Authentic Indian Cooking class from Ayesha's Kitchen

Explore the World with National Geographic Kids

Aja Monet's Online Poetry Reading Series

Little Haiti Book Festival is Online! 

Kevin Jonas reads to your kids!

Miami Book Fair's Author Discussion on Race in America (recorded during the 2019 Miami Book Fair)

Miami-Dade Public Library System's Online Summer Reading Challenge June 20 - August 8, 2020

Classes, Auditions, and Camps

Seminole Theatre Players Digital Auditions for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mamma Mia!

MasterMiND Miami New Drama Master Class Series

Broadway World launches Digital Showcase Database for College Seniors who are not able to showcase in New York this spring

Did your high school musical get cancelled? Sing your song for Broadway star Laura Benanti! Tag @LauraBenanti and #SunshineSongs

Take Free Dance Classes with Paul Taylor American Dance Company

Dance Classes available online with Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa offers Online Classes - Flamenco, Creative Writing and Acting in English and Spanish

Free Dance Classes with Debbie Allen on Instagram @therealdebbieallen

Area Stage Company's Virtual Acting Classes

Enjoy Miami-Dade County Parks from your home! New videos posted every Thursday to @miamidadparks on Instagram and available on demand on YouTube

Young Talent Big Dreams Goes Virtual! The most widespread, local, FREE youth talent competition in Miami-Dade County is back for its 10th season

Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens

Miami City Ballet's free dance classes

PATH Hip Hop Academy Online

The Bass Virtual Summer Art Camps

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps

Greater Miami Youth Symphony Summer Camp

Frost Young Musicians Summer Camp

Thomas Armour Youth Ballet free Online Summer Classes

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Summer Arts Conservatory 2020

South Florida Youth Symphony Virtual Summer Camp

Virtual Dance & Movement Classes for Students with Disabilities Presented by Arts4Learning Miami

Summer STEAM Adventure - FREE virtual camp offered by Miami Dade College Homestead

Cuban Classical Ballet Summer Intensive 2020

Digital All Kids Included Festival - Launches September 4

Useful Resources

Miami Herald's comprehensive list of resources available to Miami-Dade residents

Resource Bank for Educators Transitioning to Online Learning During COVID-19

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Online Education Resources

Miami on the Cheap's list of Cool stuff for kids to do at home

GEM Culture, Inc. is offering free meditation sessions to preteens, teens and young adults.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami-Dade Groups Now Available Online

Keep your child engaged with audio books, craft ideas, coloring books and more with Stay Home Miami, courtesy of The Children's Trust

O, Miami O, nline Curriculum Bank - lesson plans, prompts, and other poetic things to do for all ages and experience levels

Arsht@Work: Free 30-minute résumé review or job-interview coaching session