Virtual Events in Oceanside

Oceanside is finding innovative ways to stay connected and bring our O’riginal vibe to your screen! Virtually experience the City of Oceanside and our surrounding county through fun activations and engaging activities hosted by some of our favorite SoCal landmarks and talented community members! Check out our round-up of events you can enjoy from home.

To see the rest of the events happening digitally check out the Oceanside Event Calendar.

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Oceanside Museum of Art: Virtual Studio Visit

What: Join the Oceanside Museum of Art for a virtual studio visit featuring artists from the upcoming virtual Art Auction. Learn about their artistic processes and sources of inspiration while taking a behind-the-scenes look at where the work happens. 

When: June 9th: Barbara Runge and Larry Vogel
            June 16th: Charlotte Bird

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art

Oceanside Public Library Daily Virtual Storytimes

What: Join the Oceanside Public Library on Facebook or Instagram pages for daily Virtual Storytime with all of your favorite Librarians and storytime songs. On both Facebook and Instagram, we are @oceansidelibrary. Click on the circle on the top left in both Facebook and Instagram to watch stories, then follow us for daily content!

When: Monday through Friday, Various Times

More Info: Oceanside Public Library events

Jason Mraz’s La La La Livestream

What: Join Oceanside local, Jason Mraz, live on Wednesdays for his La La La Livestream on YouTube. He will be singing songs, playing tunes, answering questions, sharing tips on avocaDOs and don’ts and uplifting the crowd every week!

When: Wednesdays, 10am 

More Info: La La La Livestream

Live Streaming Concert Series: Celeste Barbier

What: Join Celeste Barbier, an Oceanside local vocalist every Saturday from 2pm-5pm for a special at home concert! She will be taking your song requests (see for full songlist) and providing you with 3 hours of music featuring 100 years of cover songs.

When: Saturdays, 2pm-5pm

More Info: Celeste Barbier Live

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Regional Events

Balboa Park Museums Continue to Host Virtual Experiences

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You Can Make a Virtual Visit to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Children’s Discovery Museum Live Storytime

What: The Children’s Discovery Museum is going live to bring you some of their daily museum activities to enjoy from home. Join Ms. Whitney for live storytimes on Facebook and be sure to follow them on social media to receive a notification for when they go live and keep up with the museum fun!

When: April 1st – May 29th, Monday through Friday, 12:30pm – 12:45pm 

More Info: Children’s Discovery Museum Live

Fleet Science Center: FLEETv

What: The Fleet Science Center invites you to connect to the power of science through FLEETv, featuring three series: What the Fleet, so you can ask your puzzling homework questions; Fleet2Go, so you can have fun with hands-on activities at home and Fleet Fails with jokes and bloopers to keep you laughing. Get ready to see that science really is everywhere with FLEETV.

When: Wednesdays, 12pm

More Info: Connect to the power of science through FLEETtv

LEGOLAND Building Challenge

What: LEGOLAND California invites you to the weekly building challenge! They’ve got some awesome content and building videos, made just for you. New activities and videos are added every Wednesday along with them highlighting some of your builds posted on social sites every Friday.

When: Every Wednesday

More Info: LEGOLAND California’s Building Challenge

San Diego Museum of Art: Masterpiece Minute Podcast

What: The Masterpiece Minute podcast is a 60-second mini podcast led by The San Diego Museum of Art curators spotlighting works of art from the Museum’s collection. Listeners are invited to tune in every week for their daily dose of art from #VirtualSDMA.

When: Every Friday, 10am

More Info: Virtual SDMA Podcast Sessions

Spreckels Organ Pavillion’s Live Concerts

What: Spreckels Organ Pavillion’s concerts go live with streams of each Sunday’s concert performed on their world-famous pipe organ. The Spreckels Organ one-hour concert has music for everyone; from Bach to Rock, Early Music to Contemporary and Classical to Broadway. These concerts are sponsored by the City of San Diego with support from the Spreckels Organ Society.

When: Sundays, 2pm

More Info: Spreckels Organ Concerts

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Oceanside Museum of Art

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Did you know Oceanside is home to world-class museums?

The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) for example features rotating galleries and exhibitions based on a wide variety of subjects and mediums. Come along as we get a sneak peak into OMA’s newest exhibition “Sidewalk Activism” with the art curator himself, Dr. G. James Daichendt!

To learn more about what makes Oceanside one of only 14 Cultural Districts in California visit

California Surf Museum

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The California Surf Museum has long been a staple of Oceanside featuring rotating exhibits alongside permanent displays such as the history of surfboards, as well as the Bethany Hamilton’s exhibit with the actual surfboard from the infamous shark attack that took her left arm.

Come along as we get a sneak peak into some of what the surf museum has to offer with Museum President Jim Kempton.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

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The San Diego Zoo has a number of live streams going on throughout the day focusing on various animals. The streams include an ape cam, an elephant cam, a koala cam, a panda cam, and more.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Live Cams

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is live streaming from its Giant Kelp Forest exhibit. The Kelp Cam is a stunning live feed featuring Leopard Sharks, Moray Eels, Garibaldi and a 300-pound Giant Black Seabass. The aquarium is also working on a new section of the website dedicated to online learning. Newly created online resources for educators and parents will be available as free downloads.There will also be informal learning content such as art projects and educational coloring pages.

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