The 10 Best Virtual Field Trips For Kids
Depending on where you live, you may be seeing things begin to cautiously open up or else stay closed. Whether your kids have headed back to school or you’re trying to juggle another round of homeschool, you may be looking for fun and intellectually stimulating activities to do together.
We’ve put together a list of 10 virtual field trips to take with your kids. Each adventure will open the door to deeper conversations about science, art, history, and many other subjects. This is one small way to take advantage of technology and virtually travel the world!
This is one of our favorite virtual adventures! Join safari guides live as they search for wild animals in Kruger Park and share insights about animal behavior. Of course, we recommend watching this safari after reading Jojo Giraffe’s Big Laugh—a fun and educational tale set in the African Savanna!
Your kids will love watching Commander Suni Williams float around Nasa’s International Space Station. Suni will give you an up-close look at where the space crew eats, sleeps, and works and what a normal day in space might be like.
Ever been inside a palace? You’re invited inside the Queen’s famous residence with this virtual tour. Be sure to click on the informational “i” links to find out more about each room’s history and purpose.
Explore the many exhibitions and galleries of famous artwork the Louvre has to offer. Enjoy close-up views of paintings and statues and make sure to read the information provided about each piece.
Check out current and past exhibits by going on this self-guided virtual tour. You might even have a better view than when visiting the museum in person!
This tour provides beautiful images from our Nation’s capital as well as information about each room. You can also explore the grounds of the Capital Complex as well as the Library of Congress.
Missing the ocean? We are, too! The Monterey Bay Aquarium has multiple webcams that give an up-close view of the sea animals in each exhibit. Try the Penguin Cam and Sea Otter Cam—they’re two of our favorites! This tour pairs perfectly with Wally Whale’s Mighty Tail.
Have a child who is interested in history? They’ll find this virtual tour fascinating and informative. Visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and get to know Anne Frank’s story through videos about her life and virtual tours of her home and secret hiding place.
Take a virtual walk around this wonder of the world and get a glimpse of the 3,000 miles it stretches. You can even pay a small fee for a shared or guided tour via Zoom.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Yosemite! Yes, even virtually the views will take your breath away. Zoom in on different scenes across the park and find both historical and geographical information.