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.
- Virtual field trip to Ellis Island – by Scholastic and the NPS
- The Great Wall of China – Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China
- Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour – tour current and past exhibits as well as permanent exhibits.
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Virtual Tour
- NASA – virtual tour of NASA Langley Research Center, and NASA Glenn Research Center Virtual Tour
- The Met 360 Project – hosted on Youtube
- Tour of the Louvre – by youvisit.com
- Vatican Museums Virtual Tour
- Calgary Zoo Panda Cam
- Vancouver Aquarium Live Cams – spotted jelly cam, penguin cam, sea otter cams
- 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.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams – Open Sea, penguin, moon jelly, coral reef and more!
- Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta
- Animal Cams at Houston Zoo– Giraffe, Gorilla habitat, elephant yard, leafcutter ant, rhino and chimp
- Georgia Aquarium – Beluga, Jelly web cam, underwater puffin, california sea lions and more!
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Naked Mole-rat, lion, giant panda, elephant
- Reid Park Zoo Cams in Tuscon, AZ – elephant, giraffe, grizzly, lemur, lion
- Live Cams by Explore.org – https://explore.org/livecams/currently-live/
Do you know of another great site for exploring while you are at home?
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