Dallas-Fort Worth: The Virtual Tour

Visit these museums and attractions online to stay enriched while sheltering at home.

Just because you're spending the majority of your time indoors these days doesn't mean you can't visit your favorite attractions online. Whether from your couch, your home office or the comfort of your bedroom, you can access these engaging Dallas-Fort Worth sites 24/7.

Bring the Outdoors In

We typically spend hours gazing at all of the gorgeous creatures when visiting the Dallas World Aquarium, and you'll find it's no different when doing so online. Whether you go gaga over aquatic animals or want to follow the aquarium's adorable sloth, you'll find it all on its video page.

The Dallas Zoo is happy to Bring the Zoo to You. This web series introduces you to trainers, zoologists and animals themselves as you learn more about the species and how they're cared for. Discover more photos and videos on the zoo's Facebook page.

Watch the animals roam or take a virtual tour of the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The peaceful videos are just as relaxing—if not moreso—as any meditation site. 

The tulips are starting to bloom at the Dallas Arboretum, and you'll learn all about early-, mid- and late-blooming varieties on the arboretum's YouTube page. You can also learn about more plants and features in the different gardens throughout the arboretum.

Visit the Top Museums from Your Couch

ou can continue to engage with the Nasher through its Nasher From Home page, which directs you to artist talks, interactive projects and a multitude of additional resources | WhereTraveler

The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to some of the world's finest contemporary masterpieces—works by Calder, Miro, Picasso and like artists abound. You can continue to engage with the Nasher through its Nasher From Home page, which directs you to artist talks, interactive projects and a multitude of additional resources.

Everything and anything surrounding President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Dallas can be found at the Sixth Floor Museum, housed in the building that was once the Texas School Book Depository. Visit its YouTube channel to explore its vast programs; just a few of the many things you can do here is listen to oral histories about the Warren Commission and get an in-depth introduction to the 1960 Kennedy Campaign.

Kimbell From Home gives you a closer look at artworks from masters—Mondrian, Matisse and Monet are just a few of the names you'll find here. In addition to collection highlights, you can learn about restoration processes and watch videos.

The Sid Richardson Museum explores the paintings of the American West. Learn about its paintings and enjoy a Virtual Tea and Talk from its staff on its Facebook page; consult the museum's blog to read more about its collections.

The Sid Richardson Museum explores the paintings of the American West. Learn about its paintings and enjoy a Virtual Tea and Talk from its staff on its Facebook page | WhereTraveler

It's home to some of the country's finest pieces of art—go online to explore the Amon Carter Museum's collections. For a more interactive experience, visit its Facebook page for the Cooped Up with the Carter web series.

At the Modern Art Musem of Fort Worth, you can take a virtual walk through the galleries with artists, take a studio class and more—consult its Facebook page.

And for those who need to drum up some excitement about math, science and history while home-schooling, a visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's YouTube page is in order.