HUGE List Of VIRTUAL Field Trips Your Kids Can Take From Home!



Online FREE Virtual Field Trips!

With the shutdown of schools across the country (and world), pretty much everyone is now homeschooling in one way or another. Whether you normally do public, private, or home schooling, everyone has been affected by the inability to do one of our kids’ favorite school activities: field trips.

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So either voluntarily or due to circumstances, we’re all homeschooling right now. For those who are not used to homeschooling, we want you to know that there are a plethora of ways to homeschool that will greatly aid you in your new journey. And fortunately, you can also add field trips to your list of homeschool activities! How?

Virtual field trips!

From virtual trips to the zoo (including live animal and sea life cams!), national parks, space museums, and even a field trips to Mars, there are an amazing amount of online field trips you can take your family on right from home!

Here is a list of some of the best online virtual field trips available. Please let us know if you know of any other great ones that are not on this list and please share this post with any friends you think may be interested!

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Outer Space

Why not visit another world from the comfort of your home? With these interactive virtual tours, you can explore the galaxy and even take a trip to the International Space Station!

  • Interactive Mars Virtual Tour – NASA has teamed up with Google to create an interactive Mars virtual tour using the data collected from the Mars Curiosity Rover launched in 2011. Learn about the Curiosity mission, click around the terrain to move the Rover across the surface, and travel to different mission sites.
  • International Space Station – NASA – NASA has provided videos that allow you to tour the ISS with the astronauts on board.
  • International Space Station – ESA – The European Space Agency has also provided a guided 3D tour of the International Space Station.
  • 3D Mekanlar Virtual Sites in Space – 3D interactive tours of several our space destinations including Saturn, Jupiter, the International Space Station, Neptune and Triton, and more
  • US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL – Take a look at the Saturn 5 Rocket and more on this virtual field trip at the US Space and Rocket Center.

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National Parks

Yellowstone National Park actually has SEVEN different virtual tours available that would make for great virtual field trips.

  • Fort Yellowstone
  • Fountain Paint Pot
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Mud Volcano
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Yellowstone in 3-D

Yosemite National Park has an incredible interactive virtual tour available of many areas of the park including:

  • Diving Board
  • Tolumne Meadows
  • Nevada Falls
  • Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Swinging Bridge
  • Hetch Hetchy

Live Animal Cameras

This is a fun way to see what’s going on at the zoo LIVE without going to the zoo! Check out these live animals cams from several different zoos as a fun way to observe wildlife from home.

Farm Tours

Farm Food 360 has ELEVEN different tours of various aspects of farming to give you a unique look into the world of farming. Here are the tours they offer:

  • Milk and Cheese
  • Dairy Cow Farms
  • Grain Farms
  • Sheep Farm
  • Mink Farm
  • Egg Farm
  • Egg Processing Facilities
  • Canadian Feed Mill
  • Oat Farm and Processing
  • Apple Orchard
  • Pig Farm

Art, History, and Science Museums

There are several amazing art museums from around the world that offer all kinds of free virtual tours!

Art Museums:

Science and History Museums:

Around the World in ZERO Days!

It’s pretty clear right now that traveling the world is just something none of us are able to do. But don’t let that stop you from visiting your favorite destinations with these virtual tours of famous and exotic locations around the world!

    • The Great Wall of China – If you want to visit the Great Wall be sure to check out China Guide’s virtual online tour of the Great Wall.
    • Google Maps Instant Street View – Type in pretty much anywhere you want in the Instant Street View search box, choose the “Street View” icon to the right of the search box, and go anywhere you want.
    • Castles Around the World – 3D Mekanlar has castles you can virtually explore all over the world including Bayern, Alexandria, and Jerusalem.
    • Towers Around the World – 3D Mekanlar has virtual tours of towers all over the world including the Eiffel Tower, Kuwait Towers, and Atomium Tower of Brussels.

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  1. Might I suggest the addition of Virtual Yosemite – an in-depth virtual tour of Yosemite National Park in California.

    https://www.virtualyosemite.org

  2. La’shawn says

    I learned if you want to checkout the Great Wall you have to checkout China’s guides

  3. Our farm is doing live Virtual Farm Tours! Sheep, horse, poultry, cows and calves and even live birth of the calves! – https://www.chatsworthfarm.ca/virtual-farm-tours.html

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