Museum Day is May 18th. And while you may not be able to visit a museum in person, multiple museums across Ohio have released online and virtual tours. So explore, all while in the comfort of your own home!
Imagine yourself strolling through the displays
American Sign Museum
Enjoy the in-depth virtual tours and 3D tours of the American Sign Museum. If you wander upon an interesting sign, you can learn all about the history of it here. For even more, check out their weekly video series: TOD TALKS. In each video, founder Tod Swormsted tells the stories behind the signs.
McKinley Museum and Presidential Library
Head to the Mckinley Museum and Presidential Library website to learn about presidential history, pioneer life, astronomy and the animals in the McKinley Museum’s Discovery World.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art has multiple links on their website explore, learn and create while at home. Or try your hand with their “CMA Sketch” challenge. Each week there’s a prompt based on a piece from the museum’s collection, and you’re challenged to sketch something (see past sketches and share yours by posting on social with #CMASketch). Or check out their upcoming digital event, MIX: Bloom, a free digital dance party on June 5th.
Canton Museum of Art
Virtually explore the Canton Museum of Art’s various exhibits, from “Everyday People” to “In the Parisian Salon.”
Pro Football Hall of Fame
You can see some collections from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, like the Shell artifact collection online. They also have several events each day leading up to Museum Day. Be sure to check out their Museum Day special on May 18th — an exclusive, previously unpublished video showing “The Building of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
National Museum of the Great Lakes
Explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes‘ exhibits online and then go for a ride on the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, which is also available as an interactive virtual tour.
Toledo History Museum
Travel back to the Civil War or 1909 with Toledo History Museum’s online exhibits. With exhibitions titled Toledo Timeline and Picture Postcards of Toledo, you are sure to become an expert in all things surrounding the Glass City.
Columbus Museum of Art
You no longer have to wait until Sunday for CMA’s free admission day – explore the museum’s 3,500+ collection from the comfort of your home right now! You can also read up on their masterworks and other artwork in the new series: Pocketguide to CMA.
Rock & Hall Hall of Fame
Get a sneak peek at the Rock Hall‘s exhibits online, while also listening to playlists on their official Spotify channel. On May 17th, you can tune in and watch “From the Vault: 2018 Induction Ceremony,” featuring tributes to musicians like Bon Jovi, The Cars and Nina Simone. Or maybe call spot their branded car “Joy Ride” that’s driving around NE Ohio, blasting music for everyone to enjoy!