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Although museums are closed to the public, their mission to engage and enlighten remains stronger than ever.  This is the first in a series of articles highlighting virtual tours, online lesson plans and other learning opportunities provided by popular museums throughout the United States.

First Stop:  Philadelphia!


The Franklin Institute


“Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops.”

The National Constitution Center

Thousands of students and adults have participated in the National Constitution Center’s America’s Town Hall  programs as well as their classes.  You can find new listings as well as archived programs on their website:


Philadelphia Zoo

Your Virtual Gateway to Wildlife Discovery

“Take a trip to Philadelphia Zoo from the comfort of your home!  Although we are closed, we continue to inspire action on behalf of wildlife and their habitats.  Join us by watching videos, completing activities and connecting one-on-one with our experts about the amazing animals at Philadelphia Zoo.

Enhance your online learning experience with supplemental activities including coloring sheets, DIY activities and animal-themed science worksheets.”  Click here for more information

When you’re ready to plan your next tour:  Call Suburban Tours  at 800.431.3004 and speak with one of our tour experts or email us:

Featured photo by Marta Branco from Pexels
Franklin Institute photo courtesy Franklin Institute
NCC photo courtesy of National Constitution Center
Philadelphia Zoo photo courtesy Philadelphia Zoo

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