Virtual Field Trips and Activities

Looking for a cool field trip to take or activity to do over the coming holiday breaks? Look no further than this list of comprehensive trips and activities! All you have to do is click on the links located in the titles.


Art and Culture

Birthplaces of Music

Boise State put together this fully interactive virtual field trip with text, photos, audio, and video. The four featured music locations are: Vienna, Austria; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia.


Boston Children’s Museum

“Walk” through all three floors of the Boston Children’s Museum on this virtual tour. Check out fun exhibits like Explore-a-Saurus and the Japanese House.


Colonial Williamsburg

This living history museum provides a look into life in an early American community. The website offers eight different webcams, featuring areas such as the tavern, the armory, and the market house.


Google Arts and Culture

A collaboration with over 1200 leading museums and archives, Google Arts & Culture is an incredible storehouse of monumental works of art. Check out some of the guided tours!


The Lourve Museum

Everyone wants to go to Paris! But you don’t need a passport to see at least some of the exhibits at the world’s most famous art museum. The Lourve has posted several virtual tours of some of their current exhibitions.


The Manhattan Project

Take a visit to the National WWII Museum’s exhibit on the Manhattan Project. Join The National WWII Museum for a cross-country virtual expedition to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Student reporters examine the revolutionary science of nuclear energy in the Museum’s exhibits and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bring the iconic New York museum into your home! Experience The Met online with any of the 26 online galleries, including Christian Dior: Ball Gowns and The Art of Music Through Time.


National Constitution Center

The Museum of We The People, the Constitution Center serves as a “headquarters for civic education.” Check out the Interactive Constitution section, and be sure to watch the virtual tour.


The Smithsonian

The National Museum of Natural History’s virtual experiences are self-guided, room-by-room tours of permanent, current, and past exhibits. Don’t forget to check out Bone Hall on the second floor so that you can take a look at all different kinds of skeletons.


Space

Mars

Visit Mars today! With Access Mars, you can see the actual surface of Mars, recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. 


Slime in Space

Nickelodeon teamed up with two astronauts on the International Space Station to demonstrate how slime reacts to microgravity and had kids reproduce those same demonstrations back here on Earth. It makes for an amazing 15-minute virtual field trip.


A Planetarium

Explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets, and watch sunrises and solar eclipses. If you enter your location, you can see all the constellations that are visible in the night sky in your corner of the world. 


Travel

360 Cities

Boasting the world’s largest collection of 360° images videos, 360 Cities provides kids with the opportunity to see stunning panoramas across the globe. Their video of black ants walking on the dirt is pretty amazing.


Ancient Egypt

You don’t need a time machine! Discovering Ancient Egypt with the interactive pyramid map and 3D temple reconstructions.


Around the World with YMCA and Youth Government

Join us for an awe-inspiring trip Around the World! We’ll leave California behind on December 15th, for a world-wide trip with stops at various continents. After experiencing dancing, music, art and more, you’ll finish your trip around the world with a whole new set of skills. $25 fee to participate.


Easter Island

Most of us recognize the giant stone statues of Easter Island, but what’s the story behind them? Nova’s online adventure “Secrets of Easter Island” delves into the mystery with a virtual tour.


Ellis Island

Check out this virtual field trip to Ellis Island, the former immigration inspection station in New York Harbor that is also home to the Statue of Liberty. See the Statue of Liberty like you have never seen it before!


Great Lakes

This virtual field trip from Great Lakes has three components: coastal wetlands, algae, and lake sturgeon. Each video is a quick five minutes and has breathtaking views.


The Great Wall of China

See one of the wonders of the world with this amazing, thousands-year old fortification system known the world over. This virtual tour has three options for touring the ancient structure: Jinshaling to Simatai, watchtower, and winter.


Son Doong Cave

National Geographic lets you explore the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam. Use the interactive map to enjoy the fully immersive experience (sound on!). 


Yellowstone National Park

The first established National Park and popular vacation destination is now accessible to virtual travelers. The interactive maps are a great way to see the Mammoth Hot Springs and Mud Volcano, but we think kids will be psyched about the Old Faithful Geyser live-stream and the opportunity to make their own predictions for its next eruption.


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