8 More FREE Virtual Field Trips for Kids
If you’re like me, your kids are home and you feel like you have to entertain… I mean teach them. So, they stay on track once school is back in session. I mean, suddenly everyone is homeschooling! That’s why virtual field trips are the place to be!
In addition to our big list of 500 free museum virtual tours online, I’ve found a few more fun places to visit during this break. Of course, by visit I mean you can stay home and still experience a virtual field trip!
I had NO idea there was such a thing as a Virtual Field Trip. Well, I’m here to tell you that there is and there are lots of them! Of course, they’re all totally FREE. So, I compiled a list of a few of my favorites to share. I really hope your children enjoy!
Let us know if you come across any other Virtual Field Trips and we’ll add them to the list!
8 More Virtual Field Trips to Take from Your Couch
Mona Lisa’s Smiling
Take an online tour of The Louvre in Paris, France! You’ll see over 38,000 displays ranging from prehistory to the 21st century.
The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of Paris, and once a royal palace for French kings.
Louvre features famous works such as Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
A Virtual Tour Fit for a King or Queen
Bored kids can take an exciting virtual tour of Buckingham Palace. In other words, you’ll see the Grand Staircase, The White Drawing Room, and The Throne Room. Afterwards, you can enjoy high tea!
Bring us your bored…
While on your virtual field trip, stop by and visit the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York! A gift from France in 1886, the copper statue is the icon of freedom in the United States. It serves as a welcoming sight to all immigrants arriving by water.
The 26,000 square foot museum features three gallery spaces, each one meant to inspire visitors and educate them about the Statue of Liberty in interactive and thought-provoking ways. The museum features a walkthrough theater that immerses visitors into the Statue of Liberty’s creation and construction and even offers a cinematic flythrough tour of the Statue.
In the Engagement Gallery, visitors see how the Statue was constructed and have many interactive ways to explore its symbolic meaning. The Inspiration Gallery invites visitors to share their own self-portrait and a collage of pictures to create an ever-changing visitor mosaic that reflects a collective view of liberty.
Visitors can also see the original torch on display in a glass-enclosed wing with a view of the Statue behind it.
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The Sky’s No Limit
The International Space Station is a space station in low Earth orbit. The tour takes you through the space station and shows what life is like in zero gravity.
It further covers topics such as Research & Technology, Crews & Expeditions, International Cooperation, Launches and Landings, Ground Facilities, STEM on Station, the Astronauts and SpaceX.
The Chime that Changed the World
Located in Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, PA, The Liberty Bell rang on July 8, 1776, signifying the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
“The old Independence Bell rang its last clear note on Monday last in honor of the birthday of Washington and now hangs in the great city steeple irreparably cracked and dumb. It had been cracked before but was set in order of that day by having the edges of the fracture filed so as not to vibrate against each other … It gave out clear notes and loud, and appeared to be in excellent condition until noon, when it received a sort of compound fracture in a zig-zag direction through one of its sides which put it completely out of tune and left it a mere wreck of what it was.” – Philadelphia Public Ledger, February 26, 1846
Visit Yellowstone National Park in the comfort of your own home! Yellowstone National Park spans Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was the first National Park in the U.S., named in 1872. Yellowstone is widely know for its wildlife, such as bison, wolves and grizzly bears. And of course, iconic wonders such as Old Faithful geyser, Lower Falls and Yellowstone Lake.
A National Treasure
The Smithsonian is a group of 19 museums and 9 research centers in Washington D.C. These museums encompass Air and Space, Art, American History, African American History, American Indian, Anacostia Community, Design, Sculpture, Natural History, Portrait Gallery, Postal Museum, the Gardens and the National Zoo – to name a few.
Administered by the United States Government, the Smithsonian has about 30 million people visit each year. And, admission is free. Not only can you virtually tour current exhibits, there is also a virtual tour of past exhibits!
Welcome to the Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is by far my kids’ favorite! I could watch these all day!
They have live cams, so kids can watch the animals live. In other words, they can tune into the ape cam, baboon cam, condor cam, elephant cam, giraffe cam, koala cam, owl cam, panda cam, penguin cam, polar bear cam and tiger cam. Watching the animals interact with each other can make learning much more interesting and fun.
While they’re watching them roam around, kids can learn about dozens of different species, including the type, area of the world they come from, their endangered status, and some interesting facts about each animal.
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Also, if you’re looking for other fun ways to keep them entertained while school is out then make sure to check out Tour 12 Famous Museums from Your Couch!