The phrases "social distancing" and "self-quarantining" really just entered our cultural lexicon a few weeks ago — you've probably barely had time to grasp their meanings before you started to feel their effects: cabin fever. No more museum visits. No more trips to the zoo with the kids. No more concerts or music festivals. Not even a dollar movie.
Sure, you might not be able to go out and do any of those things right now, but lucky for you, tons of cultural sites across the globe are stepping up to make sure your brain doesn't turn to mush. How? They've put their stuff online so you can visit their exhibits virtually. Institutions from the Smithsonian to the Grammy Museum are offering a combination of exhibitions, performances and 360-degree video tours online and free.
So aside from stocking your pantry with staples and hunkering down to ensure we all stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic, you can also spend your time exploring the world without leaving the safety of your home.