Whether you’re homeschooling this year or just trying to find something fun to do with the kids on a rainy weekend, these 20 Breathtaking Virtual Field Trips For Kids will keep your curious little ones entertained and yearning to learn more!
National Aquarium in Baltimore
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is host to an array of sea creatures for your child to explore and learn more about! From Sharks to Jellies go floor to floor learning more about these fascinating things.
You can have another fun aquarium experience by visiting the Georgia Aquarium Webcams . Here your children can watch live footage of the Whale Sharks. The Georgia Aquarium is the only aquarium in America that houses these beautiful creatures!
Marine Discovery Center
After checking out the aquariums head on over to the Marine Discovery Center located in New Smryna Beach, Florida! From sea turtle videos to bird walks, Here you can learn a little more about everything: animals, plants, conservation, science research, invasive species, and beyond!
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Next, head right around the corner to check out the fascinating history of this beautiful lighthouse located on the Ponce Inlet. You can read up on, and visit the inside, as well as take in the gorgeous view from this stunning lighthouse!
San Diego Zoo
Giraffes, Tigers, & Elephants oh my! Visit the San Diego virtually by checking out each of their web cams, view the animals and learn a little bit more about each one as you go! The Zoo is a protected haven where they believe caring for endangered species can help protect against extinction! They have released over 44 species back into the wild.
You can also check out the Zoocams at the Omaha Zoo! Check out the many different species, interactive videos, and activities you can do with the whole family. Bring the zoo to you!
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
You can take room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas. From Dinosaur Fossils to unique botanical species and human origins the Smithsonian is filled with wonder. You can go exhibit by exhibit viewing and reading all about these ancient artifacts.
Glacier National Park
Visit Glacier National Park and even take a virtual hike!
International Space Station
Go to space on a virtual field trip! Check out how the astronauts live in this really cool footage at the International Space Station. Watch how having no gravity effects everything from brushing their teeth to exercising, how they sleep, use the bathroom, what they eat, and even the view of Earth from space!
Not only are these videos enlightening but, they are extremely entertaining as well! Not only did my son love these, but I really found it fascinating as well!
You can also check out NASA Glenn Virtual Tours to see some really awesome footage of this research center, control room, and innovative technology where they strive to advance NASA’s missions in aeronautics and space exploration!
In The Sky Planetarium
Now, that you’ve seen how the astronauts live, let’s check out the planets & stars right in your own backyard. You can see exactly what’s above you in the sky, in real time by visiting the In The Sky Online Planetarium! Or even Take a Virtual Walk on Mars and learn a little more about Asteroids and Comets !
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty has a virtual tour that will take you all around Ellis Island and inside the Statue as well!
Mount St. Helens
Watch the live cam and check out one of the largest and most studied active volcanos!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Also located in New York the is the perfect time to head on over to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out some of the amazing pieces you can find there!
This virtual tour of The Museum of Modern Art is also really neat and features Van Gogh, Warhol, Monet, and DaVinci plus many more!
Next, take a trip to the Louvre. The world’s largest art museum and a historic monument located in Paris, France. Here you can take a tour while checking out some iconic works of art!
The Great Wall of China
Take in all the beauty of the Great Wall of China on this virtual tour that let’s you get up close and personal!
Finish it all off with one of these breathtaking tours from Sweden of the Aurora Borealis! Until you can see the northern lights in person, this may just be the next best thing!
15 Virtual Field Trips For Kids
1) National Aquarium in Baltimore
2) Georgia Aquarium
3) Marine Discovery Center
4) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
5) San Diego Zoo
6) Omaha Zoo
7) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
8) Glacier National Park
9) International Space Station
10) NASA Glenn Virtual Tours
11) In The Sky Planetarium
12) Take a Walk on Mars
13) Asteroids & Comets
14) Statue of Liberty
15) Mount St. Helens (Volcano)
16) Metropolitan Museum of Art
17) The Museum of Modern Art
18) The Louvre
19) The Great Wall of China
20) Aurora Borealis
Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own couch!