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Not just Netflix – 5 alternative streams to culture yourself during the Coronavirus

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Did your old college roommate’s boyfriend change his Netflix password? How Rude! Don’t worry because we’re here to save the day with alternative streaming magic.

A look into the animal kingdom

While we are getting comfortable in our habitats, we can check out what the animal kingdom is doing in theirs. Many zoos have webcams that give us a look into our favorite, and adorable animal friends.

Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo By far one of the most popular streams, The San Diego Zoo has live cams of 11 different species- including lions, tigers, and bears- Oh my!

Zoo Atlanta has an adorable PandaCam to help bring smiles to the world. “During a time when the COVID-19 epidemic is touching all of our lives, we’re proud and glad that people around the world find joy in PandaCam.” 

The Houston Zoo brings us 6 cams that include fascinating leaf-cutting ants! 6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo.

Beautiful sea creatures help to relax and delight at these aquariums

Dazzling jellyfish float around on the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Multiple cams of sea creatures delight at the Georgia Aquarium, including Beluga Whales!

I just saw a shark swim by on the Tennessee Aquarium’s secret reef webcam. And bonus… they also have streams of river otters and penguins! 

Free, Live TV

Like the olden days, live TV is still an option- no TV needed! PlutoTV is a free live tv streaming site where you can catch up on your favorite shows or just binge COPS for 10 hours. No judgment during quarantine times. 

Let music soothe your soul 

There are many live music events that Billboard.com has gathered into this list for your enjoyment, including the star-studded “Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions.” 

Get dressed in your fanciest gown and go to the opera from your own home with the nightly performances brought to you by TheMet.

Take a virtual tour

With so many options of entertainment being delivered to your eyes, sometimes we like to do some exploring ourselves. If you want something interactive and educational, here are 2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually as featured on hyperallergic.com

This pandemic has an amazing amount of wonderful organizations helping us to entertain ourselves in this time of isolation. We need to tap into these resources to ease anxiety. We know there is still a beautiful world around us with so much life and art to admire. Let’s take this opportunity to slow down and appreciate the beauty that is streaming into our homes.

What did we miss? Post your ideas in the comments below!


Kat Daley is a freelance marketing professional who wants to help communities in need during this time. Originally from Ohio but now quarantined in California, Kat aims to bring humans together through inspirational stories and the CVN community.


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Kat Daley is a freelance marketing professional who wants to help communities in need during this time. Originally from Ohio but now quarantined in California, Kat aims to bring humans together through inspirational stories and the CVN community.

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