#virtuallyBARTable

Watch a live cam of Moon Jelly Fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium. 
 
In our current world, movements are limited and most of the events we enjoy so much have come to a halt. Many of us are trying to figure out the balance of working remotely, kids out of school, dealing with our pets (who are annoyingly excited we are around more), or taking care of loved ones who need us.
 
At BARTable, we're used to sharing with you all the fun events that are happening around our BART stations. Since many of our events have been cancelled or postponed, we are introducing #virtuallyBARTable. We have gathered a ton of virtual events and live streams for you, your kids or whomever else you may be sheltering in place with. From the Bay and beyond, take a virtual BART ride for your next #virtuallyBARTable adventure.
 
Editor's note: This page is continuously being updated with additonal #virtuallyBARTable adventures. 

From our partners 

SFMOMA's building may be closed to the public, but there's no shortage of ways you can #MuseumFromHome. Photo courtesy of JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco, 2019 (installation view, SFMOMA); © Matthew Millman Photography
 
Exploratorium | Virtual
 
The Exploratorium is offering a new at-home learning center where you can make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom. Additionally, many exhibits have gone virtual as well.
 
SFMOMA | Virtual
 
SFMOMA is leading the #MuseumFromHome movement with links to pieces in digital collections from a variety of art and science organizations. Find the full list here and #MuseumFromHome.
 
Check out more than 200 live performances on SFJAZZ's YouTube channel. Photo courtesy of SFJAZZ.
 
 
A.C.T. is offering a chance to see Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Gloria and Lydia R. Diamond's Toni Stone virtually! Pay the price that works for you (but think about how many you'll be watching it with) and you'll receive a link to watch the show of your choice through April 5. 
 
SFJAZZ | Virtual 
 
SFJAZZ has postponed all in-person shows and education events through May 11, but they have a YouTube channel with over 200 videos so you can still get your groove on with your jammies on. Looking for an in-home Friday night date? For $5, enjoy Fridays at Five, a new weekly series will feature exclusive footage from some of the most memorable SFJAZZ concerts from the past few years. Each digital concert experience will get you closer than ever to the music, while providing an online platform that will help directly support artists.

Around the Bay 

Catch the African Elephants on the Oakland Zoo Web Cams. Photo courtesy of the Oakland Zoo. 
 
 
Bring Fairyland to you with a downloadable coloring book of all your favorite park favorites. This coloring book just isn't for kids, but adults too! Once your pages are complete, take a photo and share it with Fairyland on Twitter @FairylandCA.
 
Oakland Zoo Web Cams | Live Stream
 
Missing the Oakland Zoo? Catch the Zoo's web cams of the elephants, sun bears, and black bears. Watch the elephants graze over six acres of grassy knolls, a sun bear climb up a eucalyptus tree, or the black bears play in their habitat. You can also learn more about the different characters in each habitat. 
 
 
The San Francisco 49ers YouTube playlist has access to games from the NFL achives. Relive the team's Super Bowl XXIII Victory, the NFC Championship matchup game that brought us "The Catch" and the NFC Wild Card win over the Green Bay Packers that was clinched by "The Catch II." 
 
 
Missing the theater? BroadwaySF has you covered! To keep you connected with the theater, BroadwaySF curated some of their favorite theater videos and are streaming them on their YouTube channel. 

Beyond the Bay 

Join the Cincinnati Zoo for Home Safari
David Foster & Katherine McPhee-Foster take Instagram Live for a daily in-home concert. Photo courtesy of US Weekly. 
 
 
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Oakland, with the remainder of the MLB season in doubt.
 
All hope is not lost, however, as Strat-O-Matic is using its Baseball Daily engine to virtually play out the entire 2020 MLB season. The results are posted each day at 11am PT.
 
 
The voice of Olaf from Disney's Frozen, Josh Gad, is going live at 4pm PST daily for storytelling time almost every day. Join him on Instagram as he provides parents about 10-minutes of childcare during his live stream. 
 
 
Join 16-time GRAMMY Award winner David Foster and American Idol alum Katherine McPhee-Foster live on Instagram every day at 5:30pm PST as the duo takes on songs from every genre. 
 
 
Every day at 12pm PST, the Cincinnati Zoo will host a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday. They'll be highlighting one of the amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
 
Take a virtual trip to see the Castle Geyser erupt at Yellowstone National Park. Photo courtesy of Domenico Salvagnin/wikimedia.
 
 
Who says you can't go to space? Take a journey to the International Space Station and join the astronauts as they read some favorite books to those down on earth. These readings are up on the site and you can take a trip to space whenever you want. 
 
 
Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to take a physical trip, you can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. 
 
Monterey Bay Aquarium | Live Streams
 
Ready to be mesmorized? From live moon jellies to adorable sea otter pups, get your fix of the Monterey Bay Aquarium by viewing ten different live cams. Want a view of the open sea? They have a live cam for that too. 
 
 
Thanks to Google, you can now go on a virtual field trip to some of the most remote and beautiful US National Parks. Get 360-degree tours of the Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, Utah’s Bryce Canyon, Florida’s Dry Tortugas, and more. In the words of Google, "Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go." 
 
Storyline Online | Virtual 
 
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning and Daytime Emmy-nominated children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Chris Pine, Wanda Sykes, Justin Theroux, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children.
 
Let's get social. 
 
Going on a #virtuallyBARTable adventure? Let us know via social media, @SFBARTable #SFBARTable!  Keep up with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to see all of the best BARTable (virtual) events, places to eat (grab take out from) and have fun (outside) around the Bay. 
 
 

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