Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities. Now more than ever, is it easier to visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch.
I’ve rounded up 19 virtual field trips that you can take with your kids.
Visit some of the best art galleries in the world virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, kids can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.
Louvre Museum, Paris:
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC:
Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en
Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en
Zoo webcams have allowed visitors to drop in on the habitats of some of the zoo’s favorite animal exhibits.
San Diego Zoo:
Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam:
Smithsonian’s National Zoo:
Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ:
Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland:
Just like with zoos, aquariums have used webcams to let you visit their exhibits virtually. In addition, some aquariums have set up virtual tours led by their staff to give visitors a more in depth look at their facility.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
National Aquarium Virtual Tour
Virtual Tour of the Seattle Aquarium
In this day and age, it is easier than ever to travel the world without leaving home.
Google Maps street view will allow you to visit almost any destination around the world. Check out this view from Pompei.
Visit the Great Wall of China
Virtually discover Yellowstone National Park https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
Take a live look at Colonial Williamsburg:
Go on a virtual field trip to Ellis Island:
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