Virtual Attractions & Tours
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design
Guests can access a 30-minute virtual tour of the house museum guided by some of the museum's longtime volunteer docents. Educators and parents can download activity sheets for children. Online lectures and more resources will be added as they become available.
Burgwin-Wright House Museum
A superb example of Georgian architecture, the circa 1770 residence is graced by Colonial style gardens.
Cameron Art Museum
Structure in Space and Time - Photography by Phil Freelon - a virtual exhibition. One of the most celebrated architects of our time, Phil Freelon designed spaces that enhanced communities and championed diversity and inclusion. His work, which included museums and cultural institutions, told the story of the American people. Freelon was dedicated to bringing both beautiful and functional high-quality designs into everyday life for all people.
Stories in Print – Prints from the Permanent Collection - a second virtual exhibition This focused exhibition draws attention to the diverse methods of printmaking from CAM's collection from 1891 through 2012. Artists on view include Mary Cassatt, Don Furst, Maud Gatewood, Juan Logan, and Fred Wilson.
The Museum has published a virtual exhibition of works by North Carolina artist Elizabeth Bradford, A House of One Room: Elizabeth Bradford. Bradford's masterful paintings originate from an intimate observation and profound reverence for the natural environment. These selections offer an invitation to share Bradford's journey as she explores the wonder of the natural world.
Greenfield Lake Park & Gardens
Enjoy a virtual eco-tour of Greenfield Lake with Cape Fear River Watch's Educator Kay Lynn Hernandez.
TV Series Filmed in Wilmington
If you happen to be binge-watching iconic TV shows like Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill, which were both filmed in Wilmington, be on the lookout for these famous locales and put them on your future bucket list to tour in person.
Dawson's Creek Locations Tour
One Tree Hill Walking Tour
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Join Luna, the albino alligator, and her Aquarium friends for "Luna's Holiday Special." Watch as Luna and her co-stars take on festive fun while their caregivers explain some of the ways the animals stay happy and healthy year-round. Maverick, the rescued bald eagle; Sprout, the wood duck, and the newest additions to the Aquarium family, Asta, Oscar, Ray and Titan, delightful Asian small-clawed otters, will share the spotlight. This unique virtual event will take place on December 12 at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required and is $15 per screen.
Spend #TuesdayswithAirlie during a weekly web series, presented by Airlie's Environmental Educators. Tune into Airlie Gardens' Facebook page every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for an Educator spotlight on everything Airlie.
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
"Zoom in" with an expert during the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA's "Meet the Showboat." This seven-part virtual series (January through April) will give participants an up close look at the Ship’s history, daily life, ship design and innovations, Marine Detachment and gunfire control systems. Each session will last 30-45 minutes, followed by time to engage with the presenter. The programs are free, but online registration is required.
Cameron Art Museum (CAM)
The following events are part of #ConnectwithCAM, an initiative to connect the community with the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join CAM for a Facebook Live Meditation session on Mondays at 11 a.m. Take a break and join the Museum for meditation, breathwork and writing from the comfort of your own home.
Art Explorers Thursdays is a program for young children (5 and under) and their caregivers to connect with CAM education staff on Facebook Live every Thursday morning for stories and art activities that make use of items families have at home. In addition, Connect with CAM will include artist demos, artist talks, and art activities for children on social media and on the museum website. Check out the latest project inspired by Michelangelo. Past projects, which are still listed on their site, include: Cubist Collage Painting, Jackson Pollock's action painting, and Symmetrical Painting.
The CAM has new virtual resources for educators and families, including free virtual resources for teaching, lesson plans and virtual events. The School Program Guide is available for download online; registration for the free virtual nights is also available online.
Cape Fear Museum of History & Science
The Museum hosts a Facebook Live session each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to read a story and share fun activities with a preschool audience. Each Friday morning at 10 a.m. the Museum hosts a Facebook Live session or shares a video for Little Explorers.
The Museum has created several activities, ranging from space and astronomy projects to engineering challenges, which are fun and easy to do. Check out the Virtual Learning page on the Museum's website for ideas to try at home.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Watch and learn about the animals that call the Aquarium home. Discover how the team there helps save these species in the wild. A new topic will be discussed every Monday at 11 a.m. during this Virtual Creature Feature.
Go Totally Turtle with this exclusive look behind the scenes at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Discover all the Aquarium does to provide the best care for its turtle residents. Each tour will include several species from land to sea.
It's virtual Storytime! Cozy up for an animal tale read by an Aquarium educator. After the story, meet a live animal and engage in fun activities. Recommended for ages 2-5, but family members are welcome. Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Opera House Theatre Company
Opera House Theatre Company presents Musical [Theatre] Mondays. Tune in for live virtual performances on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Wilson Center Ghostlight Series
The Wilson Center Ghostlight Series features local and regional artists, with seven different artists performing each week, and is available on the internet and broadcast by WHQR. The series includes comedy, theatre and more.