virtual field trips

The Best Virtual Field Trips to Explore From Home With Young Children

Children can only watch so much YouTube Kids. (Trust us. They will want to stop at some point.) When your child needs something to do but you’re unavailable to shuttle them from one amusement to the next, consider a virtual field trip. Virtual field trips are online excursions that allow kids and adults alike to explore art, history, animals, and culture, all from the comfort of home. (Or your kid’s car seat, as the case may be.)

What Are the Benefits of Virtual Field Trips?

Virtual field trips stimulate the mind and expand your child’s horizons beyond the usual time-killing activities of video games and animated series. Both interactive and immersive, virtual field trips can introduce your kids to new passions, or let them explore established ones. They can help your kids experience cultures that they might not otherwise be exposed to. Finally, virtual field trips can facilitate learning because kids make more meaningful connections to the subject at hand when they are actively involved with it.

Virtual field trips are safe, convenient, and best of all, free! What more could you ask for? Recommendations, right? We have you covered. Today, we’re highlighting a handful of standout virtual field trips that you and your kids can take right now, no matter where you are. What are you waiting for? Get going!

Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture provides virtual reality field trips on its website. A wide range of virtual field trips is available, from tours of historical sites and museums to explorations of international destinations and underwater worlds.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers virtual tours of its permanent, current, and past exhibits, as well as narrated tours of beloved museum destinations like the Hall of Fossils, Hall of Human Origins, and Ocean Hall. The museum’s website also boasts a range of educational resources and activities that children can use to learn more about the exhibits they explore.

The Louvre

The Louvre offers virtual tours of its museum rooms and galleries, allowing children to admire its renowned collections from afar. The Louvre Kids section of the famed French museum’s website also allows kids to explore stories, seasonal tales, and a gallery to expand their learning.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a variety of live webcams that allow kids to peek in on otters, penguins, sharks, birds, and aquatic life.

This article was created in collaboration with ChatGPT.

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