So your kids are already bored and looking for something to do today? No problem! I’ve collected a dozen virtual field trips for you to check out. Everything on this list is a gem. Seriously. I visited all of these sites and learned something interesting on each one.
- Head over to Cincinnati Home Safari’s Facebook page for a daily live stream of one of their animals and an activity.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers videos and activities on their MetKids page, where children can explore the museum and create their own works of art.
- Discovery Education has field trips on a wide variety of topics, which are continuously changing. As of this writing, their upcoming trips include A Visit to the Tundra, USC Shoah Foundation to hear witness testimony of the Holocaust, and FutureU to meet STEM professionals at Johnson Space Center.
- View a panoramic walking tour of the Great Wall of China from your couch!
- Explore some of Galileo’s 1000 instruments and more at the Museo Galileo.
- Yellowstone National Park has tours of Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geiser Basin, and more.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium has tons of live cams, including sharks, otters, penguins, and jellyfish.
- Some great live cams over at the San Diego Zoo, including pandas, polar bears, and giraffes.
- Walk around the battlefields of Gettysburg.
- Explore Ellis Island and follow the path of a young turn of the century immigrant.
- The Smithsonian offers tours of its current, permanent, and past collections, as well as some behind the scenes stuff (aka specimens), its castle, and the Hirshhorn.
- Tour Le Louvre, including the Egyptian Antiquities AND the remains of its original moat and piers.
Happy exploring! PS: Even though I’ve been to the Louvre in person, I had no idea until I wrote this post that the Louvre was originally a fortress built in 1190 to protect Paris! There is so much in this world to learn – get started today!
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