Due to current health and safety guidelines and many schools being closed, students are unfortunately missing out on fun and educational school field trips. Check out these awesome virtual field trips you can do from home!
Virtual Museum Tours. With today’s incredible advances in technology, it’s now possible to take a fully virtual tour of many world famous museums! With 360 degree views and interactive online exhibits, virtual museum tours are almost as good as the real thing. Here are a few we particularly like:
- National Women’s History Museum: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
- Anne Frank’s Secret Annex: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Washington DC, USA
- Van Gogh Museum: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- DuSable Museum of African American History: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Cheongju, South Korea
- The Louvre Museum: Paris, France
- Live History India: Mumbai, India
Virtual Science Learning. Check out some of these engaging and interactive clips for scientific content that is sure to spark your student’s curiosity.
- Boeing and Discovery Education: ecoAction Virtual Field Trip
- NASA’s International Space Station Tour
- Great Lakes Now Virtual Field Trip
Virtual Tours of Famous Places. Although you might not currently be in a position to travel the world, you can still check out some of Earth’s modern marvels from home! 3D tours are incredibly immersive and allow you to “walk” through and enjoy the sights at your own pace. Here’s a few we definitely recommend checking out!
- Buckingham Palace Tour: London, UK
- Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour: New York, New York, USA
- Virtual Yosemite National Park Tour: California, USA
- Pyramids of Giza 3D Tour: Greater Cairo, Egypt
- Eiffel Tower 3D Tour: Paris, France
- Taj Mahal 3D Tour: Uttar Pradesh, India
- Petra 3D Tour: Ma’an Governorate, Jordan
- Stonehenge Virtual Tour – Inside the Stones: Wiltshire, UK
Virtual Zoo Visits. Did you know that many zoos also offer virtual tours? What’s even cooler is that nowadays zoos offer live video feeds of current exhibits, so you can actually check out what the animals are doing right now! Learning about different species and habitats is always fun, and seeing the animals in real-time over webcam is a decent enough substitute for a real trip to the zoo. Here’s a few awesome links to check out!