Virtual Field Trips: How to Explore the World without Leaving your Home
I am currently on day 2 of the coronavirus quarantine, and the kids and I already having cabin fever. Lucky, virtual field trips are an awesome way to expose kids to new places from the comfort of your home. Thanks to technology, the coronavirus has nothing on us, and we can set up virtual tours and webcams to many facilities like museums, zoos, and aquariums
7 Awesome Virtual Field Trips: How to Explore the World without Leaving your Home
The uncertainty of how long families will need to quarantine can be overwhelming for families. Not only are they finding themselves in situations where they will need to be at home with kids for a long period, but we also will need to find creative ways to educate them as well.
Since travel is on hold and EVERYONE is pretty on quarantine. Virtual field trips are super fun and educational way to visit places and satisfy your travel bug.
I’ve rounded up 7 virtual field trips that you can take with your kids. Are you ready to take a virtual tour and visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch?
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo: This interactive website will take you and your kids to the San Diego Zoo no matter where you live. Children can learn awesome animal facts, explore exhibits in real-time, and participate in fun arts and crafts. Virtual field trip featuring cute penguins, umm yes, please!
The Great Wall of China
Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China: Just because we are quarintined, doesn’t mean you can’t still travel! The Great Wall of China is a great virtual field trip to take. Not only is it in the budget, but it is an incredibly impressive sight to see. This panoramic tour enables you to walk through one of the greatest and most historically significant wonders of the world.
Online Tour of the Louvre: Have you ever wanted to visit Paris, France? Well, here’s your chance. Check out this online tour of the Louvre in Paris, France. The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. Take your kids on a virtual field trip of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, visit the museums’ exhibitions of rooms and galleries, and enjoy the view of these breathtaking exhibits.
Discovery Education Field Trips
Discovery Education Field Trips: No permission slips or travel is required with these interactive tours offered by Discovery Education. These interactive tours are perfect for your kiddos. From behind the scenes looks at a working copper mine to blasting off to the Johnson Space Center to meet the STEM professionals who are writing the next chapter of human exploration. These fun-filled, educational virtual trips will be sure to keep your little ones engaged.
Virtual Farm Tours
Virtual Farm Tours: Explore Canadian food and farming in 360 from your smartphone or click and drag your mouse to explore the 360 videos from your desktop. Can’t get simpler than that! Through this panoramic trou of farms in Ontario, your kiddos will learn how dairy products are made, see farmers harvest, and explore specialty farms.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium: This virtual field trip is perfect for a deep-sea adventure through exhibit webcams that allow kids to see sea creatures in real-time. See the breathtaking sea-nettles drift and pulse through the water or enjoy the sea otters as they frolic and play. With ten live cams to choose from, you’ll be sure to experience the wonders of the ocean, even from the comfort of your home.
Museum of Metropolitan Art
MetKids: This website from New York City’s Museum of Metropolitan Art allows kids to explore this famous museum with an interactive map. This site made for, with and by kids, and The Met will enable children to explore more than 5000 years of art! Kids will discover fun facts about art and can watch behind-the-scenes videos that feature kids just like them.
Fun facts and creative projects abound, so kids won’t get bored during their social distancing period. Whether you’re in New York City or the comfort of your home, take this virtual field trip and explore this wonderful musuem.