Looking for online virtual tours to take with the kids during the school break? In search of some educational fun? I found 20 virtual field trips that well known establishments have put in place for curious explores to enjoy from the comforts of their own homes. And the tech is amazing!
Virtual Field Trips: 20 Online Virtual Tours You Can Take With The Kids Including Parks, Museums, And More
So, whether you hope to walk through a national park or stroll through a famous museum, this virtual field trips list will outline how you can access some of the greatest resources we have available at our fingertips.
It’s the perfect task to keep in your back pocket to keep them occupied – things to do on a rainy day. An online tour for kids is just what we all need right now. Look at is as a family bonding experience, right! Have I mentioned that these are all FREE?
1. Arches Park
The park is best known for over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and fins. Another notable feature you will find at Arches Park is clusters of balanced rocks which were all naturally formed. Walk through virtually here.
2. The British Museum
The British Museum allows you to get up close and personal with some of their favorite exhibits with their easy-to-use interface. You can choose which continent you want to start on and explore from there. Just click on the circles to begin. Visit here.
3. The Louvre
Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries and enjoy this online virtual tour – courtesy of The Louvre. Just make sure you are sipping on some coffee while doing it. Oh, and maybe eating a fresh piece of bread, too. While you are at it – enjoy the view. PS, you will need flash installed to get to see their mummies, by the way.
4. Great Wall Of China
This was actually really nice for me to see because I was two seconds away from extending my trip in Shanghai and flying to see the Wall. But I never made it. So, I personally was thankful for this virtual view.
5. Smithsonian Museum
If you are looking for dinosaurs, you have to go and check out the Smithsonian. Their virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits – but they are all worth it! I think your children will really like this one!!
6. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is in western Colorado. A suggestion for when you are looking at the state parks? Maybe make these exercise days! Put on your sneaks and walk around your kitchen as you explore. Click here to check it out.
7. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Haven’t been able to make it to the Guggenheim yet? No problem. Keep your pajamas on and head out on a virtual field trip with this one of a kind adventure. Open 24 hours a day.
8. Virtual Tour Of The White House
I was blessed to tour the actual White House (lots of photos) a few years ago and it was such an incredible experience. If you haven’t had a chance to make it to DC yet, please check out this FB page and walk through some of the most notable rooms.
9. National Gallery Of Art
From Byzantine altarpieces to pop art, learn all about paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and other works in the collection. Browse the collection here.
10. A Virtual Tour Of Mars
No, really. You can take a virtual tour of Mars. Isn’t the Internet fantastic? Click here to get started. But make sure you have your astronaut ice cream with you.
11. CanyonLands National Park Virtual Tour
Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Visit here.
12. Musée d’Orsay
Musee d’Orsay is located in the former Orsay railway station and is an absolutely must-see. If you don’t see yourself heading to France in the near future, this is the second best thing! Click here to visit.
13. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Korea? I can’t say I have any plans to head to Korea this year. How FABULOUS that we still get to appreciate and enjoy their endless work of art! Thank goodness for technology! I’ve already gone through 30 minutes of this particular museum and it was stunning.
14. Grand Canyon
I can’t have a list of virtual class trips and not include the Grand Canyon, right. I had the chance to visit the Grand Canyon a few years back and it was a MOMENT. Apparently, I’m afraid of heights. I didn’t know that until that trip. LOL!
This is a must see – either way. In your lifetime, you should absolutely make the trip. But never let go of your kids’ hands. There are no barriers. Did you know that?
15. Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam
I’ve been to the Van Gogh museum as well. If you know anything about his life, you will appreciate the scale of this collection. After you do one of these walkthroughs, maybe have your children try to replicate one of the drawings. That would be fun!
16. Statue Of Liberty
Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, or you’ve never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it’s like, a virtual tour is the way to go. Head on up today!
17. View The Egyptian Pyramids
To be honest with you, I went through 10 different sites trying to find a great virtual tour of the Pyramids and none really worked. They all either had 4 minutes of video ads that you had to sit through or were just pictures that you clicked through- one at a time. That’s not a virtual tour if you ask me???
So, I opted to put a Google Earth link in this section because at least you can drag around the area as you’d like. If you have a better link to add to this section, please let me know – I could NOT find one. Click here to check out Google Earth.
18. Yosemite Park
Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.best know for an abundance of sequoia trees and the Bridalveil Fall. If you can’t make it outside one day, have a virtual walk with the family through Google Earth.
19. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Here is a street tour view of a museum in Amsterdam. Anything to get the kids excited about roaming around a bit online. Ask them to see if they can find a cat around Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam if their attentions start to waver at this point. STAY WITH ME!
The very last museum I have for you today to help you when you are stuck at home with the kids is the Pergamon. It focuses on Ancient Greek art and history. PHEW!
I hope some of these virtual tours and online class trips will help you get through the next few months. We all have a test ahead of us and these boredom busters are educational and fun if you approach them with the right attitude.
Where Will Your Virtual Travels Take You?
From New York City to Washington DC to Paris to MARS – you can literally go ANYWHERE you want today! Where will your travels take you? So many of your favorites offer virtual tours for free. It’s a great service to take advantage of and my family will certainly take part in it.
The online tours I am most looking forward to are the museums and galleries. For additional information, be sure to click on the individual links.
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