OKC VeloCity | Stuck at home? See OKC virtually!

Stuck at home? See OKC virtually!

By Kaylee McDaniel / Lifestyle / March 24, 2020

Social distancing is the best choice you can make right now for yourself, your family and our community at large, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! Oklahoma City attractions and venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but many are providing a chance to experience their facilities virtually. H/t to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau for compiling the list below. Be sure to check out their lists of local restaurants and stores you can support during this time!

Oklahoma City Zoo
You can take a live virtual safari daily at 2 p.m. to keep up with our zoo animals and the humans that care for them! Tune in to OKC Zoo @ Two for caretaker chats, wellness exams, behind-the-scenes animal encounters and unexpected adventures.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Follow Tim, head of security turned social media extraordinaire, as he gives behind-the-scenes (and hilarious) updates from the museum's galleries and archives. You can even take a virtual visit through some of the museum's online exhibits!

OKC Energy FC
Keep your energy up while at home with a fun and active video series for future soccer stars from Energy FC! Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Tower Theatre & Ponyboy
Two of Oklahoma City's coolest live music venues are coming together to present Live [Stream] from Ponyboy. Enjoy free concerts broadcasted live across Facebook and YouTube from OKC artists at 8 p.m. Here’s who you can expect to enjoy this week:

  • Thursday, March 26: Husbands
  • Friday, March 27: Twiggs
  • Saturday, March 28: Carte Blanche DJ’s
  • Sunday, March 29: LCG & the X

And what's a concert without some great merch? Pre-order a t-shirt or CD now!

Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma is taking to Facebook and Instagram to feature fun experiments you can try at home that are equal parts educational and fun!

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Nothing beats a walk through the galleries of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but right now, a virtual visit is the next best thing. Follow OKCMOA's Facebook and Museum Films Blog for at-home educational activities, collection insights, film screenings you can watch from home and artist features.

American Banjo Museum
Did you know one of the largest collections of banjos IN THE WORLD resides in Oklahoma City? Until you can see it in person, let the American Banjo Museum be your guide to the banjo's rich history and unlimited future with virtual tours and concerts daily at noon! (P.S. They're also accepting song requests on Facebook.)

Factory Obscura
Each Friday and Saturday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m., tune in to Factory Obscura for its LIVE at Mix-Tape series, a free livestream of two local acts performing inside the Mix-Tape Experience.

Exhibit C Native Gallery & Gifts
The standard right now is social distancing, but nobody said anything about art distancing. Check out Exhibit C's latest exhibit, Home on the Range, and let them know if you see a piece of art you'd like to purchase!

Museum of Osteology
Learning doesn't have to stop just because schools are out and the Museum of Osteology has made at-home education fun and easy with several resources available in their online store. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for live updates!

deadCenter Film
Until you're able to enjoy a night out at the movies again, tune to deadCenter Film. They're featuring some of their top (and currently streaming!) movie recommendations from past deadCenter Film Festivals on Facebook.

Instead of an in person workout, RIVERSPORT Adventures is collecting fitness hacks to help you keep active at home! Follow along with RIVERSPORT Connects for tips and tricks from athletes, coaches and outdoor enthusiasts.

This content originally appeared on The Better Life blog.

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