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13 Unique Virtual Experiences in Tampa Bay

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We’re missing exploring our city too, but many of our local venues are offering unique virtual experiences in Tampa Bay that change it up from our typical Netflix binge. Whether you’re looking to explore a museum, enjoy a concert, or visit animals, we’ve got things for you to do in Tampa Bay!

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Tampa Theatre

Lights, camera, action! The Tampa Theatre is streaming exclusive films only available through Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema. And, if you’re looking for movie recommendations, check out their daily movie suggestions on Facebook and Instagram.

The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Museum invites you to explore, engage and be amazed through their digital experiences. They are offering a 360 tour of the Museum, Dreams of Dalí, a virtual reality experience, and multiple online-only exhibits, curated by the Museum Librarian.

Morean Art Center

Take a tour of the galleries at the Morean Art Center without even leaving your couch! They are also offering fun art activities for adults and children. 

Tampa Bay History Center

Take a trip through history with the Tampa Bay History Center’s virtual tours. Our favorite is the History By the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay!

Florida Documentaries

If you are missing exploring our beautiful state, you’ll enjoy these video explorations of Florida’s history and culture. We’re excited to watch the Florida Dream and learn all about Florida’s dramatic transformation since World War II.

The Straz Center

Missing curtain time? Give the Straz Center’s podcast, What You Missed at the Straz, a listen! On this week’s “at home” episode, hosts Zachary Hines and LeeAnn Day Douglas discuss watching 42nd Street and Gypsy on BroadwayHD. You can watch your favorite Broadway hits on Broadway HD and enjoy a 7 day free trial. 

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Tampa Sessions

Ready to bring the concert to your living room? Tampa Sessions is streaming interactive concerts online for local artists to connect with fans. We’ve been loving their open mic shows to support artists with cancelled gigs! They are all free to watch, but you can show them some love with a digital tip jar.

The Florida Orchestra

Gershwin, Grieg, Ravel, and more! The Florida Orchestra is keeping the music going with live recordings on Thursdays at 7pm. The broadcasts will be available on-demand for one month after the airdate.

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The Florida Aquarium

SEA what the Florida Aquarium is up with Sea-Span! Join on Facebook Live weekdays at 10am for a virtual tour of one of the galleries, enjoy story time with the kids, see special friends waddle throughout the Aquarium, and more from the comfort of your own home.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Even though they are currently closed to the public, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is still providing world-class care to Winter, Hope, and all the other animals. You can catch all the animals on their 24/7 webcams and daily on their Facebook Live videos. 

Zoo Tampa

Lions, tigers, and bear, oh my! Keep up with the animals at Zoo Tampa on Facebook Live. We are loving the behind the scenes and story time videos! 

Busch Gardens

While the rollercoasters might not be running, the animals at Busch Gardens aren’t slowing down. Join Busch Gardens on Facebook Live for an exclusive, up close look.


MOSI has gone virtual! Weekdays at 1:30pm on Facebook Live, MOSI is hosting online field trips with a fifteen minute hands-on activity and then a Q&A time.

To discover more things to do in Tampa Bay this week, check out our curated list of things you can from the comfort of your home: Tampa Bay-style. Follow us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Facebook and Instagram. And don’t forget to share your favorite virtual experiences in Tampa Bay!
Madison Skipper

Madison Skipper

Madison is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.