Explore the world from the comfort and safety of your own home…

Marvelous museums: Explore more than 5,000 years of art from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. MetMuseum.org/art/online-features. Discover the world-famous Rosetta Stone, cat mummies and other treasures at London’s British Museum. BritishMuseum.org/collection. The Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands has artwork to print out and color, a link to paintings from the museum and a free app to reveal what is hidden in and below the surface. VanGoghMuseum.nl/en

Wildlife wonders: Watch live cams of elephants and other African animals, owls in Montana, pandas in China, walruses in Alaska and other intriguing creatures. Explore.org/livecams. How active the animals are depends on their daily routines and what time it is where they live. If nothing much seems to be happening, check back later. For other fascinating species, go to EarthCam.com/events/animalcams.

Animal close-ups: Koalas cuddle at Zoo.SanDiegoZoo.org/cams/koala-cam. Otters cavort with their aquatic friends at MontereyBayAquarium.org/animals/live-cams/sea-otter-cam. Penguins swim, feed and hang out at KansasCityZoo.org/ouranimals/list-of-animals/gentoo-penguin

If there are other places that you have always wanted to visit, search online to find out whether they offer virtual experiences. You can also find many museums and heritage sites at ArtsandCulture.google.com/project/streetviews.

Source: Bottom Line Research.