Virtual Field Trips
Free Virtual Field Trips
Africam – Watch animals in the African bush live.
All About Birds – Watch birds all over the US and world via live webcams.
Anne Frank House – Take a 360-degree tour of Anne Frank’s home in Amsterdam.
Beyond the Battle Field – Watch a behind-the-scenes video-based field trip of the Museum of the American Revolution.
Boeing Aerospace Tour – Join Boeing on a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center.
The British Museum – View the museum’s galleries online.
Buckingham Palace – Tour the famous London palace virtually.
Collum’s Lumber Mill – Watch the process of pine trees being made into lumber.
Dublin Zoo – Watch giraffes, zebras, rhinos, elephants, and penguins via live webcams.
Ellis Island – Visit Ellis Island with this video created by Scholastic.
Explore – Watch animals all over the world with these live webcams.
Eggs in Schools – Take a video-based tour of several egg farms.
Farm Tours – Learn about agriculture through these virtual tours of farms in Canada.
Ford’s Theater – Tour the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination through panoramic images.
HenCam – Observe chickens on a small backyard farm in Massachusetts.
Historic Philadelphia – Take a picture-based tour of historic sites in Philadelphia, PA. Stops include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross Hall, and more.
Holy Land Tour – Virtually visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and more.
Houston Zoo – Watch animals in several of their exhibits via live webcam.
International Space Station – Take a video tour of the space station.
The Louvre Museum – Explore exhibits at this famous art museum in Paris, France.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure – Learn about dolphins, sea turtles, and more during this video-based tour.
Mars – Explore the surface of Mars in a 360-degree view while learning about the planet and space exploration.
Memphis Fire Department – Watch a video tour of the fire department.
MetKids – Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Arts with an interactive map and videos.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Watch sea creatures in this California aquarium with the live animal cam.
Mount Everest – Explore the mountain through 360-degree photos and informative articles.
Mount Olive Tour – Learn how pickles are made with this video tour.
Mount Vernon – Take an interactive and informative tour of George Washington’s home in Virginia.
Museo Galileo – Virtually tour this museum dedicated to Galileo in Florence, Italy.
The Most Dangerous Ways to School – Watch children all over the world travel to school with this 13 episode documentary series.
NASA Glenn Research Center – Take a look around the facilities with these interactive virtual tours.
National Aquarium – Take a virtual tour of this aquarium located in Baltimore, Maryland.
National Museum of the US Air Force – Take a virtual tour of this museum.
National Portrait Gallery – Take a tour of this London museum through 360-degree images.
The Nature Conservancy – Explore ecosystems all over the world with video based tours.
The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma – Explore nature in Oklahoma through videos and photographs.
Rick Steves’ Europe – Visit and learn about Europe with this YouTube channel.
San Diego Zoo – Watch live videos and learn about animals, play games, and more on this interactive website.
September 11th Memorial and Museum – Explore the museum with this interactive video-based virtual tour.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – Virtually explore many current and past museum exhibits.
Son Doong Cave – Explore the world’s largest cave with 360-degree images.
The Statue of Liberty – Learn about the Statue of Liberty through the videos and photographs in this virtual tour.
Titanic Wreckage – Virtually tour the Titanic wreckage on the ocean floor.
Vatican Museums – Virtually tour numerous museums, chapels, and galleries.
The Virtual Rainforest – Learn about the rainforest with this interactive tour that includes informative videos and articles.
Virtual Trip to the Sun – Take a video-based journey from the Earth from the Sun, stopping at our moon, Venus, and Mercury.
Yosemite National Park – Tour the park with interactive panoramic photographs.
Zoo Tours – This YouTube channel visits zoos all over the country.
AirPano – Visit locations all over the world virtually with 360-degree videos and photographs.
Discovery Education – This website offers a wide variety of virtual field trips.
Wide Open Schools – This website has a large collection of virtual field trips that are sortable by grade level.
360 Cities – Provides interactive 360-degree videos and images of locations around the world.
Sites in 3D – Tour locations across Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Yemen, and many other countries using 360-degree images.
Google Arts and Culture – View the art collections of over 500 different museums and galleries. Some of the museums also offer full virtual tours.
Google Earth – “Fly” anywhere in the world in seconds, explore hundreds of cities in 3D, take guided tours, and create your own maps and stories.
Google Maps Street View – Type in any address, select street view, and explore the area. Not only can you take a virtual trip down the streets, but you can also “step” into many museums, landmarks, and other attractions. Here are some I’ve found.
- The White House – Washington, D.C.
- The Colosseum – Rome, Italy
- Great Wall of China – Huairou District, China
- Stonehenge – Wiltshire, United Kingdom
- Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
- Wilson Island – Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- This is just a small sample of the places you can tour with Google Maps. Search for other locations that interest your family and see if Google will let you take a peek inside.
World of Wonder Travel – Take virtual trips around the US and world. The website includes a free printable passport and stamps to track the field trips, as well as other educational activities.
Free Virtual Field Trip Printables
These printables provide a way for your children to record what they’ve learned on their virtual field trips.
- Virtual Field Trip Journaling & Notebooking Pack
- Virtual Field Trip Log
- Field Trip Follow Up Poster
- Virtual Field Trip Travel Report
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