During this unprecedented time where we are all staying home to stay safe, the thought of a field trip or fun outing may seem impossible. It doesn’t have to be though! Thanks to technology there are so many virtual adventures that you and your kids can share all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Virtual Adventures For Kids
Now more than ever museums, zoos, aquariums, national parks, historical landmarks, and even theme parks are making it easier for you to go on a virtual adventure right at home. Many of these facilities are also adding educational resources to go along with their live streams, virtual tours, and webcams so that your virtual adventure can easily be added to your daily educational requirements for school.
Historical Sites To Visit Virtually
Have you always wanted to travel to Italy and see the Vatican? You may not be able to hop on a plane with your family right now, but you can still see the Vatican. Check out this website here and you can take a tour of the Vatican right from your living room. There are 360-degree tours of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, the Chiaramonti Museum, and much more.
How about a visit to the Great Wall of China? That’s right, you can take a tour of the Great Wall right from your home. You can find the link for the 360-degree tour right here. Want to keep traveling the globe? Why not pop in for a virtual travel adventure at Buckingham Palace? Just click the link right here and enjoy your royal visit!
Zoo’s and Aquariums To Visit Online
How about a trip to the zoo? You might not be able to visit in person right now but that doesn’t mean that you can’t see what all of the animals are up to. Check out the webcams at the National Zoo and you watch as the lions, pandas, elephants, and naked mole rats go about their day. You can see the webcams here and you will also find a lot of educational activities and content so that you and your kids can learn more about the animals that you are seeing on your virtual adventure.
Want to go on another zoo virtual adventure? Then check out the San Diego zoo’s webcams here. Here you will find live webcam feeds of pandas, penguins, koalas, giraffes, tigers, elephants, and more.
Still, want more virtual animal adventures? Check out the Georgia Aquariums webcams and virtual tour here. You can watch as the jellyfish, piranha, stingrays, whales and more swim by the underwater cameras as you watch. The Indo-Pacific Barrier Reef web camera is particularly relaxing to watch as the colorful tropical fish swim by.
Farms To Visit Virtually
Do you have a little one who loves everything that has to do with the farm? Then they might enjoy a virtual trip to a Canadian farm! There are eleven different virtual farm-related tours that you take by visiting the link here. These tours include an apple orchard, an egg farm, a mink farm, a pig farm, and a dairy farm along with several others.
National Parks To Visit Online
You might not be able to hop on a plane or jump in the car to go and explore our beautiful national parks, but they are still open for business and you can visit them virtually from home. Two of the most famous national parks in the United States are Yellowstone and Yosemite.
You can visit Yellowstone National Park here and you will be able to take a virtual tour of Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pot, Mud Volcano, Fort Yellowstone and more. You can even see Yellowstone in 3-D.
You can visit Yosemite National Park by using the link here and you will be able to take a virtual tour of select areas of the park. These include Nevada Falls, Hetch Hetchy, Diving Board, Tuolumne Meadows, and the Swinging Bridge. The scenery is so beautiful you just might decide you want to plan an actual visit in the future.
Where will you take a virtual field trips?
These are just a few of the virtual adventures that are available to you online. No matter what you or your child’s interests are you can find something that you can visit together on a virtual adventure. There is so much out there to see and do, and not being able to leave the house shouldn’t slow down your adventurous spirit at all.
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