Ways to Experience Sarasota, FL Virtually

It is inspiring to see how Sarasota, Florida businesses have adapted and are finding creative ways to keep us engaged and entertained virtually amid coronavirus.

Just like all across the globe, many Sarasota, Florida businesses and non-profits have found innovative ways to adapt by creating fun, interesting, and experiential content to share via their social media platforms.

Ways to Experience Sarasota, FL Virtually. Expand your world. Learn about Sarasota, Florida nature, history, art, science, and more with virtual experiences through videos or live streaming events. | Must Do Visitor Guides

Sarasota, Florida Virtual Experiences

You can learn about nature, history, art, science, and more with videos or live streaming events on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. 

Step back in time on a “Mondays with McCarthy” digital mini tour at Historic Spanish Point Facebook page or their YouTube channel.

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary was founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire and family and is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Sarasota that has become the safe, loving, and permanent home of over 150 exotic and domestic animals. Learn about a variety of animals in their weekly live Facebook events. 

Check out The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Facebook page or their YouTube channel for great videos and other content posted every day to keep you and your family educated and entertained. From story time to meet the manatees and Star Talk Tuesdays, when Planetarium manager Howard Hochhalter shows you what you can see each Tuesday night when you step outside – and you don’t need any special telescopes to view most of it. Prepare to see stars (and planets!).

Join Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for family-friendly at home experiments each Monday at 11 a.m., the Adventures of Cecil the terrapin Tuesday April 21 at 4 p.m., Shark live feed Wednesday April 22 at 10:30 a.m., ReMote Happy Hour with resident animals every Thursday at 4 p.m. ET., learn about Cretaceous predators, coral reefs, and more. 

Connect with the natural world through live garden events at Selby Botanical Gardens.

Take a virtual tour of a gallery or meet a curator at The Ringling art museum, a virtual tour of Cå d’Zan bayfront mansion, The Circus Museum, or the beautiful grounds of The Ringling on their YouTube channel or Facebook page.

The Circus Arts Conservatory acclaimed around the globe, they offer year-round professional performances, showcased in a one-ring, five-star, European-style big top and unique arena facility. Watch fun, educational, and entertaining circus live events daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Sarasota County Streaming Sunsets

See what’s happening on the beautiful beaches of Sarasota, Florida with live streaming beach cams. One of the world’s best beaches is just a click away.

Check out Siesta Beach live beach cam.

Sarasota County is Livestreaming Sunsets on Tuesdays and Fridays!

Each live stream starts 10 to 15 minutes before sunset—which this week is around 7:50 p.m. ET—and will last for those golden minutes for five to 10 minutes after. View either live or in archived form on the Sarasota County Play Facebook page. Even as we social distance we can still enjoy a beautiful Sarasota or Venice beach sunset view together. 

March 31 sunset at Siesta Beach

April 3 sunset at Lido Beach  

April 7 sunset at Caspersen Beach in Venice

April 10 sunset on Longboat Key

Daydreaming About Your Next Sarasota, Florida Vacation

Traveling does the heart good, even if it’s daydreaming about your next Sarasota, Florida vacation. 

Stay home to keep yourself and others safe and healthy until it is responsible to travel again. In the meantime, we will be sharing some inspiration for future trips. 

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Written by:

Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.