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Pride Journey Explore: Phoenix, Arizona


Right now, you might just need a break from everything. That's why Visit Phoenix created this playlist, called "Moments of Zen," where you can just chill out and enjoy some relaxing views and sounds for a little while. See the beautiful landscapes of Camelback Mountain, Papago Park and more.


PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

Whether it’s IRL or by URL, art is never closed, according to the Phoenix Art Museum, which has rolled out efforts to open its virtual doors. From biographies and histories to virtual tours and talks, the museum is committed to increasing its digital content across its Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter channels as well as its e-newsletter.



HERBERGER THEATER CENTER

For 30 years, the Herberger Theater Center has served as Phoenix’s premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. And today, the show goes on – just in a different capacity. The Herberger created virtual tours of the current exhibits on display in its Art Gallery, including ART Tracks, featuring the work of 26 Arizona artists, and Social Injustice, featuring the work of 12 Arizona artists. Additional information on the sale of these pieces is available on the website.


INSIDE ASU GAMMAGE: DIGITAL CONNECTIONS

Join ASU Gammage for free, weekly digital programming, including master classes and lunch time talks on a variety of subjects ranging from specific shows and performers to creating art and Q&As. Scheduling updates weekly. Follow ASU Gammage on Facebook for additional information and weekly schedules.


PHOENIX ZOO

Committed to upholding its mission of providing experiences that inspire and motivate people to care for the natural world, the Phoenix Zoo recently launched its Digital Safari, a place where anyone can go to stay connected with videos, virtual safaris, blogs, live educational programming, glimpses behind-the-scenes of caretaking provided by keepers, in-depth stories of the zoo and its residents, photos, animal facts and daily activities! Check for new content every day on Facebook or Instagram, or browse the video selection on YouTube.



MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

Recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top 20 museums in the United States and rated the No. 1 attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor reviewers, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is home to more than 7,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. MIM is the only museum of its kind in the world – and you're invited to experience it. Using Google Street, virtual guests can venture into different regions across the globe through displays that showcase everything from the instruments of a mariachi band to the complete orchestra of a Chinese opera. Connect with MIM on YouTube to watch uplifting concerts and documentary-style videos from home; explore MIMkids resources for fun and educational music-making and instrument-building activities; and follow MIM on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional updates.


STATE FARM STADIUM

Home to the Arizona Cardinals Football Club (NFL), the annual Fiesta Bowl, and numerous other sports and entertainment events and activities, State Farm Stadium delivers a world-class experience for fans, event organizers and participants. The stadium's innovative approach to sports facility design incorporates the first retractable natural grass playing surface in North America and the first completely retractable roof operating at an incline. While you daydream about seeing the Cardinals play again, check out the virtual tour here.


TALIESIN WEST

Take a virtual tour of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, and gain insight on how the masterful architect was inspired by the desert surroundings. Step into this immersive media platform for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including rooms, gardens and walkways. True to Wright’s vision, this immersive experience represents a new way for anybody, anywhere to access the work of the master architect and experience his creations. Taliesin Talks, a weekly live-streaming series, offers interactive discussions related to the work of the Foundation and the Wright legacy of architecture and design to digital audiences each week.


Additionally, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Virtual Classroom offers six activities you can do at home. You can find additional drawing and design activities inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright on our Activities For Kids To Do At Home blog post. Connect with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for a series of live videos and more.


ODYSEA AQUARIUM

Home to more than 6,000 animals, OdySea Aquarium invites you to experience the wonders of aquatic life from wherever you are. Take an underwater adventure via the virtual classroom, which offers coloring and crafts, recipes to create at home and, and digital experiences, including the live shark cam! Look for additional educational programming, live Q&A sessions, and photos and videos of the animals who call the aquarium home stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND

Butterfly Wonderland is bringing the rainforest world to its fans with the launch of "Your Rainforest Adventure…From Home," a digital series featuring educational programming along with an abundance of photos and videos of the attraction’s signature and treasured butterflies, as well as the fascinating insects and remarkable reptiles that call this habitat home. Check in on the animals via the Rainforest Adventure homepage, Facebook and Instagram.


HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS

Up, up, and away! Experience the breathtaking magic of a hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert without leaving the ground, courtesy of Hot Air Expeditions. While you won't be able to spot the flora and fauna on the ground beneath the basket on this virtual reality balloon ride, you will get a taste of what makes this bucket list-worthy experience so awe-inspiring.



CIVANA WELLNESS RESORT & SPA

This unique wellness destination is the first and only resort of a lifestyle brand created to connect wellbeing with eco-consciousness. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is committed to providing a deeper and fluid guest experience through healthier cuisine, therapeutic treatments, movement and fitness – the latter of which is now available to you at home. Despite being miles away from the healing energy of the resort itself, CIVANA is inviting you to stay connected by virtually joining their wellness guides via Facebook and Instagram for intention setting ceremonies, gratitude circles, daily Arizona sunsets, movement classes and more.



HEARD MUSEUM

The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. The museum has 11 spacious exhibit galleries featuring outstanding traditional and contemporary American Indian art. The Heard Museum started offering Virtual Field Trips on their website that allows browsers to watch short videos introducing 20 of the 22 tribal nations in Arizona, each with its own distinct language and cultural traditions. Some videos include a museum or cultural center tour and browsers will hear firsthand about the economic and cultural development projects in each community.

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