For things to do this summer, explore downtown Philadelphia. Museums and libraries are reopening July 3. Many local arts and cultural institutions are also offering online tours and virtual programs. Visit our museums and art galleries or simply take a walk to enjoy fresh air and see the city’s historic landmarks and architecture. While local fitness centers remain closed, stream virtual exercise classes online to stay connected with the local fitness community.
Please check often, as regulations and offers are changing regularly and review each business’s safety guidelines before you visit to help keep our community safe as the recovery begins.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Reopening July 31. Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences’ website for more information and digital programming.
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ansp.org
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Rent or buy movies to watch on-demand from your favorite devices. Purchase a gift card to watch a movie in theatres together later.
The Bar Method
Sign up to stream barre classes online. Members get unlimited access to a library of Bar Online classes from a variety of top instructors across various Bar Method studios. VIsit @barmethodrittenhouse on Instagram to stay connected with the local Bar Method community.
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Sign up to stream barre classes online. Shop for class packages and join a livestream class to support our local barre3 Rittenhouse studio. Visit @barre3rittenhouse on Instagram to stay connected with the local community.
Barry’s Bootcamp from Shop
Sign up to join Barry’s Virtual Red Room. The signature classes are programmed to hit every muscle and are taught by instructors from around the country- see your favorite Barry’s Bootcamp Philadelphia instructor or try a new instructor from a different city.
Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics
Center City District and Optimal Sport have teamed up to host a virtual version of the Dilworth Park classes for participants of all skill levels. Zumba® and Boot Camp videos can be streamed live every Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6pm until further notice. All streams will be shown live on the Dilworth Park Facebook page and the workouts will remain available for participants to exercise at their leisure. Follow @CCDParks on Twitter for the latest events and park happenings. For information and tips on how to stay healthy and avoid injuries, visit Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's blog.
Stream workouts on @cityfitnessphilly Instagram Live every day at 12:15pm (10am on weekends). Join the gym’s new virtual platform, City Fitness Live, for access to the full live schedule and on-demand classes including WE/FIT, barre, yoga, and cycling strength training.
CKO Kickboxing Center City
Members can stream classes daily through Instagram at @ckocentercitymemberaccess. Workouts will also be shared on the gym’s public Instagram account, @ckocentercity.
Virtual private dance lessons, group classes, office hours and specialty workshops are available. Visit Concierge Ballroom’s website to register.
Elevate Health and Performance
Elevate Health and Performance is offering virtual training and home exercise programs. Sign up online for a free consultation and one hour virtual workout for $50.
Sign-up to stream live workouts from your favorite trainers at home. One-on-one training and an on-demand library are available.
The Franklin Institute
Reopening July 8. Visit The Franklin Institute’s website for health and safety information and a series of online interactive activities inspired by the museum’s award-winning Your Brain exhibit. Tune into The Franklin Institute’s #SparkofScience series featuring science experiments- some you can even do at home! Follow the #VisitFromHome and #PhillyFromHome hashtags for more remote museum moments.
The Free Library
Stream virtual author events and storytimes on a variety of platforms. Sign up for a library card for access to the latest ebooks, audiobooks, streaming media, news outlets, and online learning sites for free.
HOT•BED Beacon for the Future, is a virtual exhibition comprised of over 50 works from artists who heeded the beacon’s call, and submitted their vision for the future. All works are priced at $75, with 20% of each sale benefiting Step Up to the Plate, a collaboration between Broad Street Ministry, Project HOME, Prevention Point Philadelphia and SEAMAAC to ensure access to food and medical care for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness and food insecurity during COVID-19. Visit HOT•BED website for details.
Hot Yoga Philadelphia from Shop
Stream online yoga classes and special events for a suggested $7 drop-in donation. The schedule and details can be found on Hot Yoga Philadelphia’s online class page.
Lantern Theatre Company
Stream virtual programming designed to bring the Lantern into your home through your laptop or mobile device. The theatre’s Lantern Anywhere program includes virtual play readings, sonnet sessions and more.
Visit the Locks Gallery virtually. View current exhibitions including Elizabeth Osborne: Liquid Landscapes and explore other digital content about their impressive roster of artists. The gallery presents a broad spectrum of artistic practices, with a focus on seminal works in painting and sculpture, highlighting local talent alongside national and international artists. Please follow Locks Gallery on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates.
Stream opera on the couch, with the first-ever Digital Festival O, featuring streams of Denis & Katya, We Shall Not Be Moved, The Barber of Seville, Sky on Swings, and Breaking the Waves on YouTube and Opera Philadelphia’s website. The operas will remain available on-demand for varying lengths of time through August 31, 2020.
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Stream complimentary workouts from Optimal Sport 1315 instructors online. All class info, links and updates are available on Optimal Sport 1315’s Facebook page.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Reopening September 12. Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts website for updates and take a 360-degree online tour. Visit PAFA’s official social media channels to connect with the PAFA community. Follow the #VisitFromHome and #PhillyFromHome hashtags for more remote museum moments.
Philadelphia Film Society
The Film Society’s new Virtual Theater brings the curated film selection from the Philadelphia Film Society Roxy Theatre and Philadelphia Film Center directly into your home. Virtual screening tickets purchased directly support the Film Society. See what’s streaming here and visit @phillyfilmsociety on Instagram for updates.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra brings music, in video and audio forms, as well as interactive education and enrichment, directly to you. See the current schedule online.
Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates
Sign up to stream classes online. Private training sessions for Pilates and yoga are available.
Rumble Boxing from Shop
Stream live Rumble inspired cardio and bodyweight workouts through Instagram Live at @doyourumble. All workouts will stay up for 24 hours. 45-minute, full-body, cardio and strength virtual workouts are also available via Zoom with two class types, Boxing & Strength and Cardio & Strength. Check the schedule for bodyweight (no equipment) and weights offerings for both class types and sign up via the “TV” region on the Rumble website or “At Home” section on the Rumble app.
Sign up to stream virtual 50-minute full body workout classes at home via Zoom. Visit solidcore’s website or app to sign up and see the class schedule.
Join Unite Fitness coaches for live and on-demand workouts. Sign up on the Unite Fitness app or website. Use membership to book or purchase a class pack.
The Wilma Theater is releasing an archival recording of our 2018 production of James ljames’ Kill Move Paradise as a fundraiser to support Black Lives Matter Philly. Stream this and other virtual content from the Wilma Theatre online.