20+ Virtual Field Trips and Tours for Kids

20+ Virtual Field Trips and Tours for Kids

Schools are closed. Kids are stuck at home and practicing “social distancing”. Teachers are now preparing for online learning. The kids??? Either they are bored, with their gadgets, bouncing off the walls, eating the emergency foods in one day! The parents have a lot to think about – their financial situation, bills and debts, food and water, supplies, health, business, jobs, etc. Nevertheless, let us make their homestays fun and interactive!

Stuck at home? Schools are closed? Take advantage of these virtual field trips, online tours, and live cams for kids. #stayathome #QuarantineActivities Click To Tweet

 

I have compiled a list of virtual field trips, online tours, and live cams for kids. It is extensive, and kind of overwhelming. That’s why I have added screenshots of their webpages, programs, and offers so you know how they look like right away.

Feel free to check out everything, or only the stuff that interests you and your kids. I know the internet and the social media platforms are full of sign-ups and subscriptions on online learning, and lists of activities or play ideas at home. So I just made it easier by showing you screenshots without directing you everywhere and wasting your time.

Read also: 10 Best Indoor Activities For Kids Stuck At Home

 



 

List of virtual field trips, online tours, and live cams for kids.

*Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture partnered with thousands of museums and galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits. You can find British Museum/London, The National Gallery/London, J. Paul Getty Museum/Los Angeles, Guggenheim Museum/New York, The White House/Washington DC, National Gallery of Art/Washington DC, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum/Washington DC, National Museum of Anthropology/Mexico City, Musée d’Orsay/Paris, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art/Seoul, Pergamon Museum/Berlin, Rijksmuseum/Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum/Amsterdam, Uffizi Gallery/Florence, Leopold Museum/Vienna, and many more!

Google Arts & Culture

 

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial partnered with the Kacyra Family Foundation and CyArk to offer everyone an interactive virtual tour of the memorial.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial virtual tour

 

National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall, The National Cherry Blossom Festival and the National Park Service introduced the new #BloomCam to view the cherry blossoms trees along the Tidal Basin.

BloomCam, Washington DC

 

Louvre Museum

You don’t need to travel to France to enjoy the Louvre museum‘s exhibitions and galleries.

Louvre Museum virtual tours

 

Buckingham Palace

Their virtual tours will take you to the Throne Room, the Grand Staircase, and the Drawing Room.

Buckingham Palace virtual tour

 

Colonial Williamsburg

The Colonial Williamsburg has webcams of the Raleigh Tavern, Capitol, Courthouse, Armoury, Market house, Merchants Square, and Museum construction.

Colonial Williamsburg webcams

 

The Great Wall of China

Enjoy a virtual tour of one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China.

Great Wall of China virtual tour

 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian’s Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has virtual tours of their past exhibits, permanent exhibits, current exhibits, Museum Support Center and Research Stations, and other Smithsonian tours.

Current exhibits are African Bush Elephant & Rotunda, African Voices exhibits, Bone Hall, Butterfly Pavilion, David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Deep Time, David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt exhibit, Garden Lounge, Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, O. Orkin Insect Zoo, Objects of Wonder, Outbreak exhibit, Study collections in Q?rius, Sant Ocean Hall, Fossil from the Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit, Birds of DC / Ground Floor, and Museum Grounds.

Past exhibits available include Mine Rescue exhibit, Cyprus exhibit, Former Fossil Hall, Genome exhibit, Iceland Revealed exhibit, Last American Dinosaurs exhibit, Mud Masons of Mali, Narwhal exhibit, National Geographic: Into Africa exhibit, 2012 Nature’s Best Photography exhibit, 2008 Orchid exhibit, Display from Q?rius Jr., Soil exhibit, Universe exhibit, Western Cultures exhibit, Wilderness 50 exhibit, and Written in Bone exhibit.

For Museum Support Center and Research Stations, they have antler collection, wet specimens, whale bone collection, laboratory, Smithsonian Marine Station, and Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit. Other Smithsonian tours include the Smithsonian Castle and Hirshhorn.

NAtional Museum of Natural History virtual tours

 

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum has virtual tours of their first floor, second floor, and the third floor.

Boston Children's Museum virtual tour

 

Discovery Education

Who wants to observe polar bears in the tundra of Canada?

Tundra Connections virtual field trip

 

Boeing Future U

If your kids are into planes or rockets, they will enjoy this virtual field trip from Boeing Future U!

Boeing FutureU virtual field trip

 

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is doing a ‘Home Safari Facebook Live’ each weekday at 3pm EST where they will highlight one of their animals and give home activity.

 

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute has webcams of the naked mole-rat, lion, giant panda, and an elephant.

Smithsonian National Zoo webcam

 

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, stories, games, activities, and more.

San Diego Zoo cams

 

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo Webcams has live on cameras of giraffes, gorilla habitat, elephant yard, leafcutter ant, rhino yard, and chimp window.

Houston Zoo Webcam

 

Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo has live cams of elephants, giraffe, bears, lemur, and lion.

Reid Park Zoo cam

 

Miami Zoo

Miami Zoo has a live webcam of meerkats.

Miami Zoo meerkam

 

Atlanta Zoo

Atlanta Zoo has a panda cam.

Atlanta Zoo panda cam

 

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium has live cameras of harbor seals and sea otters.

Seattle Aquarium live cam

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium has ten live cameras to choose from – aviary, coral reef, jelly, kelp forest, Monterey bay, Moon Jelly, Open sea, penguin, sea otter, and shark.

Monterey Bay Aquarium cams

 

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium has live broadcasting of blacktip reef, jellies, and the Pacific coral reef.

National Aquarium live cam

 

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium offers live views of the African penguin, California Sealion, Beluga whale, jelly, piranha, Indo-Pacific Barrier reef, Southern sea otter, and Underwaterwater puffin.

Georgia Aquarium cams

 

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific has virtual exhibits or webcams of penguin habitat, shark lagoon, sea jellies, tropical reef, honda blue cavern, and anthias and wrasses.

Aquarium of the Pacific webcams

 

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has a live penguin cam.

Aquarium of the Smokies penguin cam

 

Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon has a manatee cam.

Manatee Lagoon cam

 

Yellowstone National Park

You can explore virtually the Fort Yellowstone, Fountain Paint Pot, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Mud Volcano, and Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National park virtual tour

 

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building offers two live cams – one features the building, and the other shows the Manhattan view from the building.

Empire State Building live cam

 

Farm Food 360

Farm and food tours? Why not?!

Farm food 360

 

 

Final Thoughts!

The situation is already overwhelming. Aside from school assignments, take advantage of these virtual field trips, online tours, and live cams. Why not make it fun with and for your kids?!

Do you know any more virtual tours and field trips I can add? Let me know!

 

*Images are screenshots taken from respective websites, and not owned by Wellington World Travels.

 

 

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This Post Has 12 Comments

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    This is awesome! While us adults are going a little crazy, kids DEFINITELY are having such a tough time. These tours are such a great idea for anyone!

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    Amazing article. I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article

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    I think this is such a great idea right now!!! I am so glad to see so many places taking part in this!

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    What a great collection of virtual tours! I have always wanted to see Buckingham Palace on the inside, I had no idea that I could do it through my computer. This is really useful these days, when most of us are stuck at home.

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    this is a great list to enjoy virtual trips during this period of COVID19 across the globe 😀
    am checking out some of the zoos & aquariums to enjoy for the virtual tour the 1st time with my little niece while am working from home during my country’s Restricted Movement Order currently
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    This is amazing I have been sharing these as I see them for other people. I will be sharing this as well. Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks for these amazing links and tips on places to visit virtually. I am going to share these with my students so they can learn more online as they can’t be in the classroom!

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    Thanks for showing some cool virtual trip in these tough times of lock-downs. It reminds me of the live web-cams installed in almost all major cities across the world.

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    You have shown us some amazing sights alike virtual Mount Rushmore! Can hardly wait to visit.

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    Amazing article. I learned something new today 😁. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

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    This is awesome. Its important that kids are exposed to this abundant knowledge and are given the virtual tours.

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    I was planning to visit virtual museums and I was looking for some list.
    Great post !

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