Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never thought possible. We can take our students under the ocean, across the globe and even into space. But sometimes finding the right virtual field trip, or even finding a virtual field trip at all, can be time consuming. That's why we put together this growing database of virtual field trips you can take with your class!
There are two kinds of virtual field trips curated here. One is a virtual tour you can take with your students immediately. These are self guided and offer varying levels of information to accompany your virtual experience. These trips are listed with a green "Let's go!" button.
The second type of virtual field trip is one that you will set up ahead of time and often includes a guide from the destination that will walk you and your students through their virtual experience. These trips are listed with a blue "Set it up!" button.
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Getting Started with Virtual Field Trips
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Some of the words most beautiful national parks are open to us anytime through a virtual tour. Many of these virtual tours have additional information and videos and some even have recorded guides walking you through them. You can set up a guided virtual field trip with your class through the NPS or California PORTS program.
Students of all ages are intrigued by space exploration. Take them on a trip they could never take by bus. Virtually tour the international space station or set up a virtual field trip with NASA!
Many museums all of the world have opened their doors virtually to us. Visit the museums below or head over to this collection of 10 Museums You Can Explore Right Here, Right Now through Google Arts and Culture.
The Museum of the World
National Museum of Natural History
Boston Children's Museum
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Zoos and Aquariums
Some of our fondest memories are from field trips to the zoo or the aquarium. Many of our favorites have live cams or virtual field trips you can take from anywhere.
Sea Turtle Hospital in Florida
Time travel isn't possible... yet but these virtual field trips and tours are just about as close as you can get! So why read about history when you can immerse yourself in a historical experience? Check out these virtual field trips below and visit even more destinations at historyview.org.
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