Virtual Field Trips

Stuck at home? Here are some great virtual field trips, virtual tours and live cams to check out so you can explore the world without leaving the house.

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture has both a website and app. Content on each platform may be different.

  • Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
    Follow rangers to places most people never go.
    Explore Kenai Fjords national park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
    My 7 year old daughter tried this one out and said she loved it, particularly exploring the night sky in Bryce Canyon. It’s really beautifully presented.
  • Virtual Tours with Streetview – there are tons of places you can explore including famous site and landmarks

Other Virtual Tours and Field Trips

  • Virtual Farm Tour – by FarmFood 360
    11 different virtual tours of farms including dairy cow farms, sheep farm, grain farm, egg farms, apple orchard and more.
    My 11 year old did the Grain Farm tour and found it really interesting.

Animal Cameras

  • Cincinnati Zoo is Bringing the Zoo to You with a daily live stream on their facebook page – 3pm EDT
  • Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo – Lots of live cams – Penguins, Baboons, Polar Bear, Griaffe, Elephants, Tiger.
    The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with live webcams, videos, stories, activities and games.
    My friends kids really enjoyed the San Diego Zoo Kids website.

Do you know of another great site for exploring while you are at home?

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