Can’t wait for your next sojourn to the Cape? With an expanding collection of virtual experiences, live streaming local events, and a real-time webcam in place to check out the waterfront views at Hyannis Harbor anytime the mood strikes, Cape Cod is welcoming more visitors than ever from around the world.
From sand dune tours to daily enrichment programs, choosing a lineup of virtual escapes from this latest and greatest local collection is just a few clicks away. Here's a sneak peek at what awaits.
Have you ever traveled over a sand dune? Explore Provincetown’s majestic dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore with local favorite Art’s Dune Tours, inspiring visitors to the Outer Cape since 1946. This information-packed virtual tour guided by the oh so knowledgeable Rob Costa himself takes you off-road to the shifting sands and rugged beauty of one of the region’s most unique ecosystems. Big thanks to Rob for the bonus coverage of the storied, historic dune shacks.
Captain John Boats, known for their on-board, informative naturalists, brings the water to you in this exhilarating whale watch Cape adventure. Board one of the impressive touring vessels from the comfort of your own home and spot a pod of frolicking humpbacks slapping their tails so close to the boat you can almost feel their spray. Complete with audio, this live marine mammal sighting is sure to mesmerize.
Take online learning to new depths with live, educational broadcasts from Chatham’s acclaimed Atlantic White Shark Conservatory. Online youth enrichment programs feature special guests (who you might recognize from Discovery Chanel’s Shark Week), lessons on ocean currents and conservation themes complete with vocab & story hours, and even a virtual career week in—you guessed it— shark conservation! Don’t forget to check in for live Shark Trivia nights with "jawsome" prizes awarded each round.
Did someone say Captain Awesome? Barnacles, plankton, terrapins, Oh My! Adventure specialists Cape Cod Learning Tours guide you through the Cape’s amazing ecosystems with lively Facebook live discussions, sometimes hikes, and an array of amazing creatures from the water’s edge. Rain or shine, tea time with the Captain will delight, and likely inspire the backyard naturalist in you!
Looking for some interactive learning? The Cultural Center of Cape Cod offers a wide range of virtual drop-in classes and course series on everything from photo organizing and “step outside”-plein air painting to Tai Chi, culinary arts, and virtual history tours. Peruse the Friday night dinner menus before you hop offline, prepared by local chef Joseph Cizynski.
Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Cape Cod Art Center keeps you busy creating at home with a weekly photography scavenger hunt for all ages! Check out the weekly posted list of categories to photograph, then submit your entries. Need some inspiration? All of the weekly entries and first place winners are on view on the website’s gallery page. A great way to stay connected with your neighbors. Point, shoot, click, submit.
With a virtual gallery of 13,000 items online pivoting around America’s history, culture, and industry, there’s never been a better time to explore the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens. From art to antiques including automobiles, military miniatures, and a historic, restored carousel, there’s as much to explore indoors as there is outdoors. Did you know Heritage boasts the largest public garden in Southern New England?
Livestream Living room concert? Yes, please! Attend the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s first ever virtual “Home is Where the Art Is” Arts & Music Fest on April 30-May 2, celebrating and supporting the arts and culture of Cape Cod with local, regional, and national artists joining together virtually for three days. Features include a star-studded lineup of live music(headliners include G. Love and Amy Jo Johnson), interactive discussions with local musicians, an online painting class with Provincetown studio artist, author talk, loads of entertainment and of course, a themed dance party. The perfect opportunity to support the arts across your community from home.
Find a full list of #VirtualCapeCod experiences here!