What to Do While Social Distancing

Use these resources to stay connected, entertained, and healthy while staying in. 



  • Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.
  • Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. The same goes for you opening the app! Your friends will know you’re in the app and ready to chat, so they can join you.


  • BroadwayHD is offering a free 7-day trial where you can watch all the theater you can handle. We're talking Cats, we're talking The Sound of Music, we're talking The King and I, and many more productions. There are around 300 shows to choose from, as well as playlists.
  • Libby is an app where you can access e-books and e-audiobooks from your devices. Just download the app to your device, enter your library barcode and violà! You’ll have access to books, audiobooks, magazines and other perks (like movies or music).
  • NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB fans can stream archived games and bonus footage for free while the regular seasons are suspended
  • PBS made the 1994 Ken Burns documentary Baseball available to be streamed for free.

Zoo and Museum Tours

  • E-visit the Louvre.
  • The Metropolitan Opera is streaming live performances every day at 7:30 p.m. ET.
  • Virtual museum tours and high-resolution images of artwork from around the world are available through Google Arts and Culture.
  • These zoos and aquariums are live-streaming animals for people to enjoy because they can't see them in-person.
  • Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits. Museums around the world are also sharing their most zen art on social media to help people cope with staying home. And if that's not enough culture for you, New York's Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. from March 16 through March 22. Now you can even go "outside" with incredible v irtual tours of some of America's best national parks.
  • British Museum, London
    • This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
    • Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    • This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
    • You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
    • One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
  • Pergamon Museum, Berlin
    • As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
    • Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    • Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
    • European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
    • This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de'Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
  • MASP, São Paulo
    • The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.
  • National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
    • Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

Mental Wellnes

  • Meditate with Chill Anywhere. Chill is providing the Northwestern Pritzker Law community with complimentary access to their app, Chill Anywhere, for the Fall semester. Chill Anywhere provides users with access to daily live sessions + on-demand mindfulness content focusing on topics such as stress + anxiety management, rest, and productivity. Download the app (iOS and Google Play) or access from a computer. Sign up with your Law email through the "Corporate programs" link and start meditating.

Physical Wellness

  • Stay active in the house using the Nike Training app.
  • Join a dance party with 305 Fitness.
  • Planet Fitness is offering "Home Work-Ins" streamed live at 7 p.m. ET daily on its Facebook page.
  • Down Dog app is free through July 1st.
  • Tone It Up is offering free online classes via their app.
  • Barry's: Barry's is rolling out complimentary, twice-daily IGTV Barry's at-home workouts.
  • Rumble is a boxing studio is hosting daily Instagram Live videos featuring cardio and body weight workouts every morning.
  • OBE Fitness offers 100 live classes per week, including cardio, strength, yoga, and stretch based workouts. Use code SWEATSANDCITY for your first month of at-home workouts free.
  • CorePower Yoga is offering free streaming live classes for you each day and is providing free access to a limited collection of online classes available weekly.
  • Lululemon will be hosting free Instagram Live sessions that feature yoga, do-anywhere workouts, meditation, and self-care tips.
  • Peloton is now offering a 90-day free trial of their yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running, and other fitness classes to anyone for use, even if you don't own the bike itself.
  • Redeem Fitness offers high-intensity interval training, strength training, core, prenatal, dance, and more targeted towards keeping women fit. In light of recent events, Redeem's online workout platform will be free for the next 30 days. Visit redeemfit.com/sign-up and use coupon code REDEEM1.
  • Daily Burn is offering a 60-day free trial with premium access.
  • YMCA 360 offers on-demand programs and digital coaching. The program includes some of the Y’s most popular group exercise classes like boot camp, barre, and yoga.
  • 24 Hour Fitness app on-demand workouts and premium content for free.