HEC Media is here to help you stay entertained, educated, and cultured while social distancing. We’ve curated a list of the best “Stay Home” and livestream content from St. Louis organizations and institutions. And, of course, we’re always bringing new segments and shows to HEC Media’s side and educational content to Educate.Today.
While theaters remain dark, you can share a socially-distant, self-guided tour in Forest Park with custom art installations and open-air performances.
Educate.Today has resources for every age, grade level and subject!
In The Rep’s WiseWrite program, students learn playwriting while increasing written communication skills.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is offering online tours of their various art galleries on their website here.
City Museum On Air: City Museum staff will be going on Facebook live to give virtual behind-the-scenes tours and art classes every Monday-Friday.
Forest Park Forever: virtual Tours of park grounds are available on Forest Park’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Listen to the sounds of the park here.
There’s a documentary on Circus Harmony.
Helium Comedy Club has developed Helium Presents, a compilation of staff picks for movies, podcasts, music, and original content, including digital shows.
The Dark Room is streaming archived performances on their Facebook Page.
Cahokia Mounds’ short introductory film “City of the Sun” available on website, along with a photo gallery of the site and past events. There are also several short, educational videos available on their YouTube page.
HEC and the St. Louis County Library are hosing a virtual Author series at HEC’s Facebook Page.
Even the St. Louis Cardinals have educational resources available for kids at home.
The Missouri Botanical Garden will be posting virtual garden videos on YouTube Channel.
Metro Theater Company is developing a COVID-19 memory project collecting personal stories to connect the community. They are also posting interactive warm-up videos on their Facebook page.
Educate.Today has a wide variety of programs and is doing special livestreams for the foreseeable future.
Purina Farms is posting virtual content to their website.
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum will be offering their Masterworks exhibit as a 360-degree virtual tour, as well as a virtual lecture series and podcast.
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is providing a 360-degree virtual tour is available via Google Maps on their website.
St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station- The St. Louis Aquarium is hosting “QuaranStream” videos of their exhibits on their website and social media platforms. Schedules for Facebook live videos available here.
The Muny will be sharing clips from previous shows on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are also hosting a weekly dance class with Gabi Stapula on Instagram live.
The Magic House offers engaging and educational videos and projects for children on their social media platforms.
Last held August 2017, the Foundry Art Centre presents an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts.
The Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an online virtual tour that explains the economy and promotes financial literacy.
St. Louis Zoo is bringing would-be visitors behind-the-scenes videos and interactive content on the Zoo’s website and social media platforms with the hashtag #BringTheStlZooToYou.
St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce is featuring the Silent Skies video mural, featuring art of endangered birds, on their website.
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts of St. Louis are offering two virtual classes, Anatomy of a Contract and Copyrighting Nature
Herding Cats Collective presents the HerSelf poetry reading, exploring the imagery and ideas surrounding women and aging.
St. Louis Art Museum is offering audio and video guides for current and past exhibitions at SLAM are available on their website. In particular they have a virtual tour of their current special exhibit: Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí
Metro Theater Company is offering theater classes for kids on their Facebook page.
HEC has interviews with some of your favorite authors and are adding more virtual interviews frequently.
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: SLSO’s popular instrument playground is developing an online version for parents to educate children from home.
Missouri Historical Society is offering a 360-degree virtual tour of the “Panoramas of the City” exhibit on their website, along with several lectures and videos. They are also featuring a number of virtual talks and events.
The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival will be offering a variety of virtual performances called SHAKE20.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is streaming the Educational Touring Company’s production of “Cymbeline” on their Facebook page.
The Saint Louis Science Center will be posting several engaging educational videos on social media platforms with the hashtag #museumfromhome.
The Bach Society of St. Louis has posted a number of virtual experiences to continue to bring classical music to the community of St. Louis and beyond.
The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra will be posting videos of individual pieces on their YouTube channel.
The St. Louis Central Library offers an architectural tour through an app available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
Story Stichers produced The WHY of MY City, which seeks to collect positive stories of local heroes in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods that are struggling with decline.
Urban Harvest STL has produced a coloring book.
The St. Louis Chess Club has various classes and lectures on their YouTube and Twitch platforms.
The Repertory Theater of St. Louis will host a free webinar about the best practices for video auditions.
Metro Theater Company will hold a Facebook Telethon on Give STL Day with Artistic Director Julia Flood, Managing Director, Joe Gfaller, Team Education, and artists. They will also announce their 2020-2021 Season and hold a Golden Ticket raffle.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site offers a 360-degree virtual tour of White Haven’s grounds is available on Google’s Arts and Culture site.
Peter Martin is hosing live shelter in place concerts on YouTube.
Gifted Support Network has resources to help local families and educators with gifted, 2E, and high-ability kids
You can still take virtual tours of the Field House and Museum.
Opera Theater St. Louis is debuting Tent Talks, featuring acclaimed singers, musicians, and creatives from the operatic world discussing process of artistic creation.
You can access free online classes with a St. Louis County Library card. Learn a new language, strengthen your computer skills or develop a new hobby.
SLCL is seeking creative designs from kids and teens for their Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries will be accepted starting June 1.
The St. Louis County Library has recorded a series of videos featuring your favorite library staff reading stories and singing songs.
It’s #MUMMYSBIRTHDAYBASH at the Saint Louis Art Museum. With a virtual tour art and baking projects, and more (watch Amen-nestawy-nakht get a CT scan!)