Virtual Recreation

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Looking for the cure for boredom? Would you like some fun and educational resources to help stimulate your mind? As we navigate through a new virtual era due to health trends and data, our department has adapted to provide virtual resources to recreate our minds as well. Please see below for some links to educational and interactive resources to help stimulate the mind.

This page will be updated periodically if any notable resources become available.*

Virtual Tours of National Parks

Below are links to virtual tours of various National Parks within the United States:

Yellowstone National Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Crater Lake National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Now that you've visited some of the nation's coolest National Parks virtually, why not plan a road trip and experience them live? The link below was provided to us by some of our young, active residents hoping to share this resource with their community.

The Most Visited National Parks in the United States - - Infographic

Frost Museum

The Frost Museum offers a free livestream and weekly science webinars! Click here for more info.

National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History offers free virtual tours of their exhibits. Click here to select and explore the different tours available!

Zoo Miami Live Cam

Enjoy a live feed from Zoo Miami!

Click here to check out their MeerKam, a live webcam featuring adorable meerkats.


Virtual Exploration of Mars

Want to see what it's like on the planet Mars? Click here for the virtual 360° experience with your own personal tour guide!

mars rover

Virtual Dives

Dive in without getting wet! Your National Marine Sanctuary System protects a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, and now you can visit these amazing places in the blink of an eye. Click here to experience these underwater treasures through virtual reality.

Marine life

Underwater Zoos & Aquariums

Enjoy a selection of tours and live webcam feeds from underwater zoos and aquariums from around the world! 

Click here!

underwater zoo

Learn Foreign Languages for FREE

Below are links to sites that teach foreign languages for free:

Duolingo - Choose from 30+ languages

Sign Language 101 - Learn American Sign Language

#HialeahParksAndRec Photography

We’re reserving this space for sharing YOUR photos! We want to see your best photos from one of the following categories:

  • Throwback pictures of you at any of our parks.
  • Pictures that define what parks OR recreation means to you.
  • Pictures of you enjoying one of our Virtual Recreation activities.

All picture submissions should:

  • posted on Instagram.
  • ...have #HialeahParksAndRec in the caption.
  • ...tag @hialeahparksandrec on the photo.

We’ll repost your pictures on our Instagram account and right here on our website!

Parks & Rec. Bingo

Parks and Rec Bingo

Early Prevention & Intervention Program

The E.P.I. Program is still ongoing but has gone virtual! For more information, please visit the E.P.I. web page by click here.

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**The City of Hialeah is not responsible for the contents of third-party sites.**