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Missing Summer Blockbusters? 7 Awesome, Action-Packed, At-Home Alternatives
It hardly feels like summer without kicking back in a theater with A/C (and popcorn… lots of popcorn) to take in the spectacle and sensational awe of an epic blockbuster movie. What to do when you’re at home craving that excitement (and popcorn)? We’ve picked out 7 online experiences that satisfy our silver-screen sentimentality, not just reminding us of the movie magic we love but bringing awesome entertainment and personality all their own. Get ready for these virtual blockbusters! (BYO popcorn.)
Ripley’s Aquarium Shark Cam
Believe it or not, this live camera stream brings you real-time shark encounters out of Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. With these jaw-some big fish on full display, you can practically hear “Dunnn dun… Dunnn dun” in your head as you take in the shark show.
Out of This World Tour: The International Space Station
If you’re feeling too much space from the movies, take a trip to space with no special effects required. The stellar technology and stunning views are the real deal as you take on a 360 virtual tour of the ISS’s exciting day-to-day reality. The only thing you won’t spot on this voyage: invading alien lifeforms. Or will you…?
The Great Wall of China
Even if you can’t watch plucky heroines who defended China’s honor or the invading armies that fought along the length of the Great Wall, you can take in a drone tour of all 2,300 miles of this real Wonder of the World and marvel at the incomparable scale and gorgeous surroundings along the way.
3D Dinosaur Gallery
If you miss big-screen dinos, life... found a way... to give you up-close views of the actual beasts! And when we say “life,” we mean Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry provides a 3D tour of their Dinosaur Gallery, rich with popup info and videos. Fossils, eggs, all the real dino deal… easy navigation, no electric fences required.
See How Pixar Movies Get Made
Ever since the first computer-animated feature-length film hit screens in 1995, audiences have had a friend in Pixar for big laughs, timeless moments and state-of-the-art animation tech! At the Museum of Science in Boston, there’s a YouTube video tour and interactive experiences to show you how this studio brings their unforgettable big-screen stories to life.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom Fireworks
The nighttime spectaculars at Disney theme parks are the blockbusters of the sky, and if you’re missing the lights, colors and sounds, Disney’s light show and fireworks spectacle above Cinderella Castle will feel like a dream come true. Remember to turn the volume up!
World War II Aviation
What would summer be without a major motion picture dedicated to things that fly... rockets, fighter jets and their brave pilots? Now you can observe real-life vessels whose pilots saved the day in countless ways. The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. lets you take a virtual seat inside countless space and aircraft -- thanks to detailed panoramic photos, look and move around cockpits and passenger areas until you can almost feel the wind beneath your wings.