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HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES: FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Updated: Dec 28, 2022



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.

Franklin Park Zoo– explore the zoo using an interactive map and videos.

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.

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” i


nto many museums, landmarks, and other attractions. Here are some ideas:

  • The White House – Washington, D.C.

  • The Colosseum – Rome, Italy

  • Great Wall of ChinaHuairou 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.






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