Greater Lansing's Virtual Vacation
Dreaming of a weekend getaway? We are too! But if you can’t visit in person, we've compiled a list of Greater Lansing attractions offering virtual tours, activities, classes, videos, Facebook live events and more. All are designed to inspire your lifelong learning and virtual vacation dreams.
STEM at Home
STEM at Home is full of family-friendly activities to explore at home that focuses on key scientific concepts from the museum's main exhibits.
Take a Walk on the River Trail
Discover science facts outside of the Impression 5 museum along the Lansing River Trail. People walking on the River Trail can also interact with the vertical sundial to determine what time of day it is.
Visit the Museum In Person
Visit the science center in person from Thursday to Sunday. **Masks are required on Sundays from 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. to provide access to guests who are immunocompromised or ineligible for vaccines.Visit
Who doesn't enjoy watching frolicking baby animals? Potter Park Zoo has red panda cub sisters, cotton-top tamarins babies, and our newborn bongo calf! Find videos on their Facebook page including Trivia Tuesdays, detailed info on all of the animals at the zoo, and a virtual tour of the main buildings on their website. Ideal for parents looking for a remote learning curriculum.Visit
Take a virtual tour of the glorious State Capitol Building AND its incredible dome! Videos and more are available on the State Capitol Building's Facebook page. Perfect for students studying Michigan history as part of their distance learning curriculum. Facebook Live tours are also offered periodically.Visit
Find ongoing virtual Life Drawing sessions. Wednesday nights 6-8pm (nude model) for ages 18 and over. Fridays, 6-8pm (clothed model) will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual. Both sessions are free (donation/fee suggested) and sign up as you go. Visit the REACH website to learn how to register.Visit
Your local library is offering a wealth of info. From special programming to audio books and movie/TV shows check out their digital offerings.
Capital Area District Library
Offering many virtual events, including but not limited to storytimes, trivia challenges, RPG Game Nights, Book & Media Groups, Reading Challenges and more. All offerings are available at Capital Area District Library Events.
East Lansing Public Library
Enjoy free access to the digital collections from the East Lansing Public Library with your library card.
Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan has digital information on family history, law, Michigan materials, how to get a state library card, government information, Michigan Notable Books, videos of conversations with the book's authors, and more.
Michigan State University
They say seeing is believing. What about the things that you can’t see with the naked eye? Atoms, germs, calories, intergalactic dust. The Virtual MSU Science Festival from April 1-30 wants to help you explore, learn, and ask questions about those unseen mysteries of the universe. May the wonders of STEAM spark curiosity and inspire imagination.Learn More
The MSU Community Music School is ensuring that music education and music therapy are still being offered to people of all ages and abilities – just through a different format. At this time, CMS is offering online private lessons for adults and youth, as well as individual music therapy sessions. Visit MSU Community Music School Schedules and Pricing for more information.
Find virtual tours below to entertain the family during the "stay at home order" For a list with virtual tours of even more of Greater Lansing's greatest spots and attractions, visit our partners at Able Eyes and take a look!
Take a virtual tour of some of the attractions found in Greater Lansing.
Michigan State University
Virtual tours of the attractions found on the campus of MSU
Art & Theater
Virtual tours of arts, theater and cinema.
Sports & Leisure
Virtual tours of golf, bowling and more!
Dreaming of the perfect restaurant? Find virtual tours to select your favorite.
Lodging tours allow you to pick the perfect hotel.