10 Amazing Virtual Field Trips You Can Take From Home
Are you stuck at home with bored kids? Then explore the world with virtual field trips!
See what the universe looks like from the far reaches of space. Wander the corridors of the Louvre. Or explore the depths of the ocean!
1. The Known Universe
Tour the known universe with an amazing video from the American Museum of Natural History. You begin by hovering over the Himalayas before rising above the Earth and into space. This virtual field trip takes us to the farthest reaches of known space before returning us safely home again.
Don’t miss this stunning Tour the known universe.
2.The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
Take a virtual interactive tour of our solar system with The Nine Planets Solar System Tour. View the solar system along with the constellations behind it. Study each of the planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. Explore the composition of the dwarf planets or the sun, and take a closer look at various moons.
The Nine Planets Solar System Tour is a beautiful field trip into space.
3. 3D Interactive Earth Globe
Take closer look at our planet Earth with an interactive Earth globe. You can see a photo realistic Earth, peak at the tectonic plates, or study political maps. View average temperature, rainfall, and climate zones. Compare GDP or population density.
Enjoy a tour of Earth with the 3D Interactive Earth Globe.
4. Interactive Tour of Mt Everest
Have you ever wanted a close up and personal look at Mt. Everest? Now you get your chance in this interactive tour. It begins with the hike to the base camp, a discussion of the vanishing glaciers, and an views from the mountain.
Hike up Mt Everest with this interactive 3D tour.
5. The Smithsonian
One of my favorite virtual field trips is this panoramic virtual tour that allows you to wander through the rooms of The Smithsonian. You begin in the Rotunda: South. From there you can choose where you want to go in this self-guided tour.
Wander The Smithsonian on this virtual tour.
6. 360 Degree Historical Tours
360 Degree Historical Tours gives you interactive glimpses into the Roman Colosseum, a WWI trench, a B-17 Bomber, and the Japanese Rising Sun. These scenes are 360 degrees, with the cross-hairs taking you to different images of each tour.
Don’t miss these four tours at 360 Degree Historical Tours.
7. The Pyramids
You need to check out these awesome tours of the various Egyptian Pyramids. These panoramic images will amaze and delight your children. You can go through the various pyramids and if you’re interested, you can even take a look at the Sphynx!
You and your kids will spend many fascinating hours wandering the pyramids from the comfort of your home!
8. Louvre’s Moat
Did you know The Louvre was originally a fortress? Take a virtual tour of the museum! Wander the floors, see exhibits, and view parts of the original fortress. There are black arrows to help guide you as well as a map in the left-hand corner.
Enjoy a panoramic tour of The Louvre!
9. Great Wall of China
Wander the top of the Great Wall of China with a tourist in this virtual tour. There are 19 panoramic views from various spots on the wall, and you see the wall stretching from horizon to horizon over rugged territory.
Don’t miss this stunning view of the past.
10. Mariana Trench
Now that we have explored the farthest reaches of space, the solar system, the Earth, and the past, let’s dive down into the Mariana Trench, the deepest trench in the ocean! It’s a computer-animated trip that takes us deeper into the ocean than any human has gone before.
Dive deep into the Mariana Trench.
Virtual field trips take you further than you could travel on your own. You can dive into the sea or fly to the farthest reaches of space, and all from the comfort of your home.
Don’t forget to take these 9 free space virtual field trips as well!
What a great collection of tours! Thanks!
This is such a great idea!! I’ll definitely be saving this one for a rainy day 🙂
Thanks, Betsy! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this Sara – we are heavy into astronomy and cosmology this year, so all these virtual tours are very fun and exciting for my gang to watch – so many resources that I hadn’t seen yet – we’re kind of stuck on Nasa and Nova right now LOL!! Much appreciated 🙂
You’re welcome! I hope you and your children enjoy them. 🙂
What a great listing of “trips” to try out! I’m pinning these for later!
Thanks, Sara. I’m pinning these to look at later.
These are fabulous! We love virtual field trips and this is an excellent collection! We will likely explor them all! Thank you 🙂
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