SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department is promoting virtual tours and exhibits of New Mexico's cultural and outdoor resources so residents and prospective travelers can experience New Mexico from the comforts of home.

The Tourism Department has put together a list of over 40 immersive experiences, virtual tours, and online exhibits and classrooms so residents and prospective visitors can experience New Mexico while continuing to adhere to stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices.

"We know how hard physical distancing has been for New Mexicans all across the state," said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. "Staying home is absolutely, unequivocally essential for saving lives, mitigating strain and stress on our health care workers and first responders - but it's hard. I'm incredibly grateful to our incredible team at the Tourism Department and our partners for putting together these virtual experiences. This is a great way to 'get out while staying home' this weekend."

"Even while social distancing, we can still share the sights, sounds and experiences that make New Mexico True," said Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul Schroer. "By sharing these immersive experiences, we hope New Mexicans find a hidden treasure to explore and future travelers feel inspired to visit us when the time is right."

The Tourism Department hosts a Youtube playlist of 360 videos where users can soar in a hot air balloon, wander the corridors of Meow Wolf, and cruise through some of New Mexico's great neighborhoods. Users can experience New Mexico TRUE in 360 with a virtual reality head set or on a traditional viewing screen.

The Tourism Department will also be promoting virtual tours, virtual classrooms and online exhibits so people can learn and explore New Mexico's culture, heritage and outdoors. Users can peruse many of the collections and exhibits managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs, take a virtual tour of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and browse the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, among many more experiences.

The Tourism Department will continue to promote these virtual experiences through social media during the emergency public health order. People can engage with many of these experiences by computer or smartphone. 


New Mexico in TRUE 360 Playlist

Meow Wolf in TRUE 360

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in TRUE 360

Balloon Glow in TRUE 360

Zuni Olla Maidens in TRUE 360

Blue Hole in TRUE 360

Chaco Culture National Historic Park in TRUE 360

Red Rock Balloon Rally in TRUE 360

Quarai, Salinas Pueblo Missions in TRUE 360

Rio Grande Gorge Mountain Biking in TRUE 360

Albuquerque Old Town in TRUE 360

Hillsboro in TRUE 360

Corrales in TRUE 360

Blackstone Hotsprings in TRUE 360

Bosque Chile Festival in TRUE 360


Virtual Tours

Google Arts & Culture: Carlsbad Caverns 

Google Arts & Culture: Bandelier National Monument 

Google Arts & Culture: Chaco Culture National Historical Park 

Santa Fe Google Treks 

Visit Albuquerque’s Homeside Exploration & Activities 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Virtual Tour

Explore Albuquerque Virtual Tour

Albuquerque Museum Virtual Tour 

The Very Large Array Explorer 

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art Virtual Tour 

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden Virtual Tour 

Petroglyph National Monument Virtual Visit 


Online Exhibits

Google Arts & Culture: National Hispanic Cultural Center Online

Google Arts & Culture: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 

Department of Cultural Affairs - Collection of Exhibitions and Digital Resources

Museum of International Folk Art Online Exhibits 

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Virtual Reality Exhibition 

New Mexico Museum of National History & Science Online Exhibits 

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Online Exhibitions 

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Collections Online  

New Mexico Museum of Art Online Exhibitions 

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Online Collections 

Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark & Museum Online Exhibits 

Chaco Culture Museum Collection Web Exhibit 


Virtual Classrooms

New Mexico Historic Sites Virtual Classroom Program 

Los Luceros Historic Site Virtual Programs & Activities 

IPCC’s Virtual Culture Guide 

Los Alamos History Museum History at Home Activities 


Livestreams and Other Engaging Media

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Abiquiu Garden Webcam 

Very Large Array Webcam 

Aztec Ruins National Monument Night Sky Videos 

White Sands National Monument YouTube Channel