Virtual tours

Arizona State Museum offers a fully interactive virtual tour of its exhibit, Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest. A tile of the tour is shown here with information about the ancient ancestors of the Hop.

The start of the New Year is a great opportunity to explore the rich and vast public resources available to everyone in the digital world. If it’s hard to know where to start a virtual adventure, the Messenger has compiled a short list of interesting places you can visit online this weekend.

If you’ve taken a virtual tour or know of a fascinating online exhibit people might enjoy, email us at

1. Virtual tour: Arizona State Museum’s Paths of Life Exhibit

About the tour: This exhibit was developed through extensive consultations with tribal representatives. It explores the origins, histories, and contemporary lifeways of 10 groups native to northern Mexico and northern Arizona. Those groups include: Seri, Tarahumara, Yaqui, O’odham, Colorado River Yumans, Southern Paiute, Pai, Apache, Hopi, and Navajo.

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2. Video tour: A Look Inside The Frick Pittsburgh: Peeking Inside the Clayton Vault

About the tour: This video take viewers to Clayton, the historic home of Henry Clay Frick and his family at the turn of the 20th century. Discover the amazing treasure kept in the Clayton Vault

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3. Video tour: A one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum

About the tour: This video tour is not for impatient viewers. It is afive-hour journey through one of the world’s biggest museums in St. Petersburg, Russia. It covers 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and more, all taken in one continuous shot.

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4. Virtual tour: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

About the tour: Step inside the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse to be transferred back to 1887 when this lighthouse was first activated. Enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce Inlet, the Halifax River, and more. Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse guides mariners along the Florida coast.

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5. Virtual collection: Norman Rockwell Museums

About the virtual collection: You can explore the art of Norman Rockwell provided by the museum, including original artwork, and the artist’s studio and its related collection, along with personal memorabilia, supplies, and reference materials.

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