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20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids

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Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities. Now more than ever, is it easier to visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch.

The last couple of years has shown us how much we take being able to visit places for granted. Even something as ordinary as a school field trip became rare. So, we came up with a list of places you could visit using technology for those times when you can’t be there in person. Virtual field trips are a fun and educational way to visit places virtually and and “travel” without leaving home or school.

I’ve rounded up 20 virtual field trips that you can take with your kids. There are also lesson ideas, activities and book suggestions to extend the learning for each type of destination.

Art Museums

Visit some of the best art galleries in the world virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, kids can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.

Activities and Resources

  • Choose a favorite painting or sculpture and create a copycat piece of art.
  • Research an artist. This is a great book about some amazing artists kids should know about https://amzn.to/38QWQGf (affiliate link).
  • Choose a piece of art to focus on. Describe it, tell why you chose it and how it makes you feel.
  • Choose 2 works of art to compare.

Zoos

Zoo webcams have allowed visitors to drop in on the habitats of some of the zoo’s favorite animal exhibits. Here are some highlights. Want more? Here is our complete list of virtual zoo field trips.

zoo atlanta

Activities and Resources

Aquariums

Just like with zoos, aquariums have used webcams to let you visit their exhibits virtually. In addition, some aquariums have set up virtual tours led by their staff to give visitors a more in depth look at their facility.

Georgia Aquarium

Activities and Resources

Travel the World

In this day and age, it is easier than ever to travel the world without leaving home.

Activities and Resources

  • Plan a trip to a new destination. What would you do, see, eat?
  • Make a travel brochure for the destination you visited.
  • Write a postcard from that destination. Include details about the place and what you can see there.
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Jess Lyn May

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Virtual field trips has been helpful for the past year. It helps children to still learn even at home. Thanks for this cool resources. - Jen

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