Looking for a Field Trip During This Pandemic?
Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). We’ve compiled a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit”!
Africam – Watch animals in the African bush live.
AG Explorer – Provides a variety of agriculture related virtual field trips.
All About Birds – Watch birds all over the US and world via live webcams.
Anne Frank House – Take a 360-degree tour of Anne Frank’s home in Amsterdam.
Beyond the Battle Field – Watch a behind the scenes video-based field trip of the Museum of the American Revolution.
Boeing Aerospace Tour – Join Boeing on a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center.
The British Museum – View the museum’s galleries online.
Buckingham Palace – Tour the famous London palace virtually.
Collum’s Lumber Mill – Watch the process of pine trees being made into lumber.
E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum – Browse the online collection or search for a specific specimen.
Ellis Island – Visit Ellis Island with this video created by Scholastic.
Explore – Watch animals all over the world with these live webcams.
Eggs in Schools – Take a video-based tour of several egg farms.
Farm Tours – Learn about agriculture through these virtual tours of farms in Canada.
Ford’s Theater – Tour the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination through panoramic images.
Great Wall of China – This panoramic virtual tour allows you to walk the Great Wall.
Georgia Acquriam – Live Feed from Georgia Acquriam
Holy Land Tour – Virtually visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and more.
Houston Zoo – Watch animals in several of their exhibits via live webcam.
International Space Station – Take a video tour of the space station.
The Louvre Museum – Explore exhibits at this famous art museum in Paris, France.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure – Learn about dolphins, sea turtles, and more during this video-based tour.
Mars – Explore the surface of Mars in a 360-degree view while learning about the planet and space exploration.
Memphis Fire Department – Watch a video tour of the fire department.
MetKids – Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Arts with an interactive map and videos.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Watch sea creatures in this California aquarium with the live animal cam.
Mount Everest – Explore the mountain through 360-degree photos and informative articles.
Mount Olive Tour – Learn how pickles are made with this video tour.
Mount Vernon – Take an interactive and informative tour of George Washington’s home in Virginia.
NASA Glenn Research Center – Take a look around the facilities with these interactive virtual tours.
National Aquarium – Take a virtual tour of this aquarium located in Baltimore, Maryland.
National Museum of the US Air Force – Take a virtual tour of this museum.
Nickelodeon Slime in Space – Free Field Trip to Space with Slime
Power Plant Tour – Learn what goes on inside a power plant.
San Diego Zoo – Watch live videos and learn about animals, play games, and more on this interactive website.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – Virtually explore many current and past museum exhibits.
Son Doong Cave – Explore the world’s largest cave with 360-degree images.
The Statue of Liberty – Learn about the Statue of Liberty through the videos and photographs in this virtual tour.
Titanic Wreckage – Virtually tour the Titanic wreckage on the ocean floor.
Vatican Museums – Virtualy tour numerous museums, chapels, and galleries.
The Virtual Rainforest – Learn about the rainforest with this interactive tour that includes informative videos and articles.
Virtual Trip to the Sun – Take a video-based journey from the Earth from the Sun, stopping at our moon, Venus, and Mercury.
Yosemite National Park – Tour the park with interactive panoramic photographs.
Zoo Tours – This YouTube channel visits zoos all over the country.
AirPano – Visit locations all over the world virtually with 360-degree videos and photographs.
Discovery Education – This website offers a wide variety of virtual field trips.
360 Cities – Provides interactive 360-degree videos and images of locations around the world.
Sites in 3D – Tour locations across Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Yemen, and many other countries using 360-degree images.
Google Arts and Culture – View the art collections of over 500 different museums and galleries. Some of the museums also offer full virtual tours.
Google Earth – “Fly” anywhere in the world in seconds, explore hundreds of cities in 3D, take guided tours, and create your own maps and stories.
Google Maps Street View – Type in any address, select street view and explore the area. Not only can you take a virtual trip down the streets, but you can also “step” into many museums, landmarks, and other attractions. Here are some I’ve found.
- The White House – Washington, D.C.
- The Colosseum – Rome, Italy
- Stonehenge – Wiltshire, United Kingdom
- Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
- Wilson Island – Great Barrier Reef, Australia