We may be home, but that doesn't mean you can't experience many of our fabulous attractions in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Check out this list of virtual events taking place in our community.
- The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is featuring their latest exhibit, "One in Four: Mental Health America, Photos by Charles Jischke" online.
- Do not miss their Friday Night Live performances - they have gone Virtual! On Friday, April 10 enjoy Matt Montana perform. He is a master at guitar, harmonica and vocals. TJ Rosa performs on April 17. TJ Rosa is a local singer/songwriter who grew up in Dayton, Indiana. TJ plays guitar and ukulele, and was recently gifted a banjo (thanks Mom!) that she loves experimenting with. She received the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters in 2016 for her original song "Travis," and released her first EP entitled "Yellow" later that same year. More entertainment abounds on Friday, April 24 as the Acabellas perform. The Acabellas are an all female singing group with 4 voice parts and currently have 16 members. The group typically performs arranged pop songs and some classics songs from artists such as John Lennon, Billy Joel, and Donny Osmond. Check out these performances on the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette's FB page.
- The Haan Museum of Indiana Art is proud to introduce, for the first time ever, interactive ways you can connect with the Museum from home! View a video tour, print out coloring pages of famous paintings, and more! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram as they will be posting new and exciting virtual activities throughout each week.
- While practicing social distancing amid COVID-19, Indiana State Parks are bringing their parks into your homes. Join our very own state park, Prophetstown State Park, as it offers a glimpse into natural and cultural history, as well as the people, programs, and properties that make it unique.
- April 11 - Virtual Greenhouse Tour: Did you know Prophetstown State Park operates its very own native plant greenhouse? Take a behind the scenes look at the plants they grow, why they grow them, and learn how you can grow native plants in your backyard.
- April 18 - Virtual Ephemeral Pond Tour: Here today, gone tomorrow – that’s how fleeting an ephemeral pond can be! Join on Facebook how to learn more about ephemeral ponds and what plants and animals can be found there.
- April 23 - Virtual Nature Crafts: Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with a themed craft! During the video, they will give step-by-step instructions using materials you have at home.
- April 25 - Virtual Prescribed Fire Program: Why does the state park manage the prairies at Prophetstown with fire? Learn about the importance of fire and explore some tools of the trade as they take you on a behind the scenes of prescribed fire management at Prophetstown State Park.
- Social distancing can be difficult. To help make it easier, Purdue Convocations has created a running list of arts and culture you can take part in from home! They update this list daily, so be sure to check and see what’s new.
- A virtual - outdoor activity takes place at the Tippecanoe Battlefield. Download the free app UniGuide Audio Tours and Maps and search for the Battle of Tippecanoe for a free audio tour experience of the battlefield. This tour features “Phase 1”; a tour from the perspective of an Indiana Militiaman. “Phase 2” will launch in 2020 and feature the perspective of a Native American Warrior. Look for special signs on the battlefield that will direct you to 5 locations on the audio tour.
This may be a difficult time in our world, but we believe this is pushing us outside our comfort zone, and allowing us to experience things in a different light. We may physically not be able to experience these events, but we can socially on our social channels! Enjoy experiencing these attractions and events virtually!