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Coastal Mississippi Virtual Experience Bingo
We have created an experience bingo for The Secret Coast, with social distancing in mind! See how many you can check off with your loved ones.
For the binge-watchers
For generations, The Secret Coast has provided a picture-perfect backdrop to some of Hollywood’s biggest As we all fight against the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other precautionary measures, there are several ways to support the local businesses you love as you take care of yourself and your loved ones. . We all know you’re always looking for the next thing to watch, so pop that popcorn, fire up your favorite streaming device, and dive on in to the Binge-Watcher’s Guide to Coastal Mississippi!
Take a virtual tour
You can still enjoy Coastal Mississippi attractions from your home! Through Google Street View, we’re able to showcase the natural beauty of the region including links to the waterways, trails, refuge sites, piers and more that make the area so unique. Take some time to virtually experience these places and get inspired to visit Coastal Mississippi when the time is right.
Enjoy a virtual class
Walter Anderson Museum of Art is offering a series called Art+, a project that makes art experiences accessible digitally and connects the collection to a variety of fields of study including art history, science, social studies, and language arts.
The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center is offering free classes on its YouTube channel, featuring experimenting with watercolors and projects inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's Black Mesa Landscape.
Learn more about some of Coastal Mississippi's incredible ecosystems and the marine life that call them home through viewing episodes from the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab Marine Education Center on Facebook. Current episodes include plankton and copepods, a shark biology and dissection, viewing a baleen artifact, and how large whales survive on tiny plankton.
Ongoing things to do
Take a break from the screen and get back to nature in Coastal Mississippi.
Watch one of the region's famous sunrises or sunsets.
Order delivery or curbside from your favorite local restaurant.
Shop online at your favorite local boutique.
Get ahead of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas shopping by buying gift certificates now from local businesses.
Plan your next bird watching trip.
Support local businesses
As we all fight against the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other precautionary measures, there are several ways to support the local businesses you love as you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Find out how to help here.
Participate in virtual events
Including The Mary C ‘In Your Own House’ Party taking place Friday, March 27, on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. This live-streamed event features DJ Funnie spinning vinyl in an interactive dance party for all ages!
Smith & Lens Art Gallery will be hosting a virtual opening for Ann Madden's (Lens) socially distant, distantly social gallery on Friday, March 27, from 6-8 p.m.