5 ways to explore downtown Atlanta without leaving your home

From the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park livestreams to online programming at the Children’s Museum

Woodruff Park was established in the early 1970s, according to downtown Atlanta’s website. The park was created using funds from Robert W. Woodruff, the former president of the Coca-Cola Company.

Exploring the city just for kicks isn’t really an option right now. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t explore downtown Atlanta — regardless of where you are located.

From live streams of the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park to digital learning tools from the Children's Museum of Atlanta, here are five ways to explore downtown without leaving your home.


Check in with the animals at the Georgia Aquarium: The Georgia Aquarium has web cams that show footage of its beluga whales, sea otters, penguins and more. The streams are available for viewing 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

Take a virtual trip to the park: Since last summer, EarthCam has hosted a live feed of Centennial Olympic Park. While things are looking a little more deserted these days, you can still check it out here.

You can also see EarthCam feeds from places such as Macon, Chicago or Sarasota, Florida.

Digital learning: 

See online resources from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights: The center announced it will add additional digital learning materials to its website in coming weeks.

"Now, more than ever, our shared humanity and commitment to the beloved community is essential. In the coming weeks, we will provide virtual/digital programming about promoting and protecting rights," a post on the center's website reads.

You can follow updates on the center's website or social media channels.

Check out learning opportunities from Children's Museum of Atlanta: For families with young kids at home, Atlanta's Children's museum is offering online programming. Each weekday at 11 a.m., the museum is providing an interactive activity like a song list or book recommendation to help parents provide learning opportunities at home.

You can explore the virtual learning tools here.

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Dive into Downtown's history: The Atlanta History Center has collections of oral history and archival materials available online. Including troves of information about downtown's history. You can check it out here.