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Virtual Tours – Smithsonian Gardens | The Scout report

Saucer magnolia in the Enid A. Haupt Garden
Smithsonian Gardens Virtual ToursSocial studies
Source: gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/tours
The Smithsonian’s lush and diverse 180-acre educational gardens, which the institution calls a “museum without walls,” are now accessible to all via an array of virtual tours. Casual flower fans and horticulture buffs alike can simply scroll the page linked above to appreciate the Smithsonian’s magnolia collection (“Magnolia Madness”) or see the best and brightest fall colors at any time of the year (“Fall Foliage Walking Tour”), among other offerings. For a deeper dive, readers can click “Be A Plant Explorer” to access a searchable guide to the Smithsonian Gardens collection, including high-resolution images, scientific information, and fun facts about each specimen (note that the tool works best on a computer or tablet). Garden geeks can show off with verdant digital backgrounds for computer desktop or Zoom, found in the Featured section at the bottom of the page. Readers can also follow the gardens on Facebook, Instagram (@SmithsonianGardens on both services), and Twitter (@SIGardens). The best part about the virtual gardens? They’re always in full bloom. The only downside is trying to smell the flowers through your screen! [HCL]
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Source: https://scout.wisc.edu/report/current

Take Virtual Tours of These Stunning Libraries

By lsimon on March 18, 2020

From article…

Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world is found in libraries—which ensure that everyone in their communities can enjoy their amazing spaces. And even if you can’t visit a particular library in person, you may be able to explore its highlights virtually online.

Source: Take Virtual Tours of These Stunning Libraries

Miss art museums? The Louvre just put its entire art collection online – CNN Style

Credit: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images

Published 27th March 2021

There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history.

Now the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, is letting you do that right from home.

Source: Miss art museums? The Louvre just put its entire art collection online – CNN Style