Take your classroom on a guided tour of many of the world’s most interesting destinations. From cities around the world to historic museums, these tours are a great way to take your class to far flung destinations from the comfort and safety of your computer. Only $5 for the entire comprehensive lesson plan and tour details.
Free Virtual Zoo Field Trip
Through the use of LIVE zoo cams located throughout the United States, take your elementary school students on an exceptional field trip sure to make their year. Every child loves the zoo, so this guided tour is sure to be a favorite! Students observe the animals and then are led to age-appropriate reading to learn more about these fascinating animals.
The Great Wall of China
Get ready to explore one of China’s most recognizable symbols built during the Ming Dynasty. Take a relaxing virtual stroll down the country’s rich history and visit the different famous sections of the Wall such as Badaling and Juyongguan that features one of the three mountain passes of the Great Wall.
The Tundra with Discovery Education
Get to know more about the Polar Bears in their natural habitat, as well as the different Arctic ecosystem and the effects of climate change through a virtual trip to the Tundras in Canada. Grab your friends and family along the tour for an educational and fun time!
Take a virtual voyage into the deep, blue waters of the Georgia Aquarium and swim along with whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of other fascinating sea creatures right at the comforts of your home.
Farm Fresh 360
Get ready for a farm adventure without ever having to leave your house! Take your friends and family into a virtual tour to Canada’s farms and food processing facilities and experience what is it like to raise and grow your food.
Yellowstone National Park
Bask in the wonders of nature as your virtual tour guides you to the majestic Yellowstone National Park. Here, you’ll be able to explore different sites such as Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, the Mud Volcano, Fountain Paint Pot, and the famous Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
The Great Lakes
Take a scenic tour into the largest freshwater system on Earth without having to travel for miles. And get to experience different adventures on a virtual journey to North America’s Great Lakes.
Google Arts & Culture
Experience different cultures from all over the world as you take a virtual stroll through Google Arts & Culture. Step into the wonders of Machu Pichu or climb the famed Eiffel Tower without having to get up from your seat. Check out the different activities you can share with your students, friends, and family!
Son Doong Cave
Experience an expedition like no other as you travel to Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest natural cave found in central Vietnam. Explore its vast caverns and clear waters in virtual reality for yourself or with your students, friends, and family.
Your Expedition Awaits
Travel back in time where the ancient pharaohs of Egypt once ruled and uncover the secrets of the great pyramids on a virtual tour through Ancient Egpyt. Learn all about the Egyptians’ writing system, way of life and their history with your students, friends, and family!
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the “Red Planet”? Join NASA’s Curiosity rover as it travels its way through Mars, exploring the Martian surface in search of discoveries and information that could just lead to uncovering the secrets of the universe.
British Museum, London
Indulge yourself with the mysteries of human history, art and culture through a virtual tour inside the British Museum in London. The museum houses more than 8 million objects from all over the world, each with a different piece of history threaded inside of it. Check it out with your students, friends, and family for a fun and educational time!
Experience the call of the wild through an amazing virtual zoo where you can get to know the different wild animals that call Houston Zoo home. Skip the long lines and watch at the ease of your own home as a herd of Asian elephants graze through their large habitat, at giraffes being fed by guests and even flamingos enjoy their time in the water.
The Whitehouse (A Virtual Tour by the Obamas)
Ever wondered what’s life like living in one of America’s famed establishments? Join former US President Barrack Obama and family on a virtual tour through the White House and see what it’s like to live as the Head of State and watch as American history come to life.
Visit Mount Vernon, one of America’s heritage sites and final resting place of former and first-ever US President, George Washington with just one click. Go on a virtual tour through Washington’s family estate and enjoy the scenic view of the countryside and the clear waters of the Potamac River as you travel back in time to where a great man once stood.
Learn all about the Liberty Bell, one of America’s most famous symbols of freedom and justice through an interactive virtual tour to the Liberty Bell Center in Pennsylvania, United States. Check out the tour with your friends and family and rediscover history!
Empire State Building
Located at the heart of New York City stands one of the world’s most famous buildings in record history, the Empire State Building. Completed in 1931, take a virtual excursion inside the 102-story skyscraper and visit the building’s Observation Deck located at the 86th floor that shows a 360-degree view of New York City, as well as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the famed Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty amongst others.
Glacier National Park
Take a leisurely virtual hike and experience Glacier National Park’s snowy forests, lofty meadows, grand mountains and lakes all at the luxury of your home. Other attractions of the park include Apgar Mountain, Lake McDonald, Logan Pass and Middle Fork of the Flathead River amongst many others.
Take a trip to Yosemite National Park through a virtual tour. With towering granite stone columns, picturesque waterfalls, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias feel the warmth of nature right at your home or anywhere you go.
Visit the home of the Pope and a city filled with iconic art and architecture as you take a virtual tour through the Vatican. With just one tap on your mobile device or personal computer, travel to the city’s different museums, the famous Sistine Chapel, and Raphael’s Room among others to complete the trip.
Van Gogh Museum
Skip the long lines and plane rides and get to know the famed Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh through a virtual tour inside the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Check out all of his artworks and letters during his lifetime through the virtual museum and get a glimpse of the famed artist’s life and thoughts.
Behold one of Britain’s iconic buildings and official residence of the Queen of England. Take a glimpse at the magnificent palace that welcomes thousands of guests and tourists from all over the world and learn a bit of what it is like to be a part of the Royal Family.
Known as India’s most famous monument and a proud shrine to eternal love, discover the beauty and divinity of the Taj Mahal without having to leave your house. Be in love and awe!
Wildlife Live Camera
What’s better than a trip to the zoo? Seeing the animals in the wild! At Explore.org you can choose from 93 streaming live cams to see any number of different animals and locations. Nothing is better than seeing animals in their natural habitat. Check it out today!
Dry Tortugas National Park
Take a dip into the pristine and clear blue waters surrounding the vicinity of the Dry Tortugas National Park or take a tour around Fort Jefferson for an adventure. See all the amazing coral reefs and explore the remains of the Windjammer Shipwreck with just a simple click on your mobile device or personal computer.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Marvel at the gifts of nature as you take a virtual expedition to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Visit the park’s primary attraction Carlsbad Cavern, a cave famous for its many stalactite formations and mystery with your friends or family right in front of your screens.
Red Square in Russia
Do you know the significance of the color Red in Russian Culture? Discover more about it by stepping into a virtual reality tour around the Red Square in Russia where it houses the elegant 16th century St. Basil’s Cathedral, museums, and other tourist attractions without ever having to travel across the world. Don’t miss it!
Always wondered what it would be like if you could be able to see the Moon at such a close distance? Turn your dream into reality through a guided virtual tour of the Moon where you can take a peek at the different lunar terrains captured by NASA. Explore now!
Marvel at the power of the sun at the comforts (and safety) of your home through a guided virtual tour that will let you discover the different facts and information about the great big ball of fire up in the sky. Check it out!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Enjoy watching different sea creatures and interacting with a variety of bird species through the live cams of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Let the wonders of the sea and the sky excite you. Watch it!
San Diego Zoo
Staying at home can never be more exciting with a virtual field trip at San Diego Zoo. Get a closer experience with your favorite animals through its live cameras. Come and let’s spend time watching the beautiful creatures at the zoo!
Space Shuttle Discovery
Learn what it’s like to be sent to space aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery and get a glimpse of what life is as an astronaut through a virtual cruise through space. Get to know the different Space Station updates and even get a tour around the space shuttle by NASA’s own astronauts.
Virtual Tour of the National Aquarium
Sit back and experience the fascinating marine life under the waters of the Amazon River, and the Samoan and Channel Islands as you explore the different virtual scenes and tours that the National Aquarium has to offer! Share and enjoy!
The American Egg Board
Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Well, how about you get to learn a little bit of both as we take a virtual visit to poultry farms in America and hear the stories of different poultry-growers and find out what does it take to grow the business.
Nature Works Everywhere
Nature has always been part of our daily lives but do we understand how it works? Join different conservancy scientists from the Nature Lab through reading about the different curriculums alongside taking virtual nature trips on their website!
Never get bored again as you take a virtual look at the different exhibits and artifacts found in the National Museum of Natural History. Checking out the dinosaur and butterfly exhibit is a must!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feast your eyes and mind on the different collections of art and culture spanning 5,000 years of history through a virtual tour inside New York City’s famous Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). It’ll be a tour you won’t forget!
National Constitution Center
Get acquainted and learn all about America’s history and its federal laws through an interactive guide through its Constitution. You surely don’t want to miss out on this learning experience!
Take a tour to one of New York’s City’s most-visited museums and tourist spots, Ellis Island. Take a virtual field trip through the island and learn all about its rich history, including the well-loved Statue of Liberty, an American symbol for hope and freedom.
Have a tour of the different amazing cities all over the world through 360 Cities! Enjoy incredible panoramas that capture the beauty and the heart of your favorite cities as well as new and exciting cities for you to explore!
Interact with the mighty yet adorable Pandas of the Atlanta Zoo through live streams and webcams along with other wild animals and get to learn all about their fascinating stories. Have fun!
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
Uncover the secrets of amazing natural parks around America as tour rangers take you on a virtual escapade you won’t forget. Be amazed by the volcanoes in Hawai’i, the fjords in Kenai, the canyons in Bryce, the caverns in Carlsbad, and the underwaters of the Dry Tortugas.
Get to know more about the fascinating history of the city of Williamsburg as you book a virtual tour to one of its living-history museum and cultural heritage, the Colonial Williamsburg Museum. Take a look at the city’s past as you visit the different webcams that showcase the museum’s different sites such as the Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol, and the Courthouse among others.
Birthplaces of Music
Music is a universal language. But do you know its historical and cultural roots? It’s time to groove to the different beats and sounds of music as you take a virtual trip to its birthplaces. With a fully interactive platform, the Birthplaces of Music website lets you experience through sight and sound the histories of each genre, the cities they came from, and the cultural impact they bring.
U.S. Census Bureau
Take a virtual field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau where you can experience an exclusive tour accompanied by subject matter experts. Get to learn all about how the bureau produces and takes care of data about the American people and their economy in this educational discussion.
Learn and Have Fun
Can’t get enough of the different animals from all over the world? Watch the video tour of Seattle’s Aquarium and learn more about animals and their habitat. The more we know them, the more we would love them.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Witness the marriage between contemporary art and science as you take a virtual trip to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea. More than the current Hallyu-wave that South Korea is popularly known for, experience an authentic tour of Korean art and watch as Korea’s history and culture come to life through the rich and vibrant elements of every art piece and on your screen.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Is there more beautiful than art? Never deprive yourself of the beauty that art brings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through its online exhibit. It’s more than worthwhile.
Musee d’ Orsay, Paris
Located on the French banks of the river Seine, Musée d’Orsay is home to great works and collections of art from established and decorated painters of the world like Matisse, Monet, and Van Gogh to name a few. Take a tour through a virtual gallery that shows the different works of art found in the museum right at the comforts of your home.
Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin Live Stream
Marvel at the power behind the geysers found in Yellowstone National Park such as the Old Faithful Geyser and the Upper Geyser Basin and take a tour through the park with live footages brought to you by the National Park Service in their website!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Explore the island-shaped by the fire gods as you take an exhilarating virtual trip to Hawai’i’s volcanoes. Travel through its ever-moving geological history and visit its breathtaking rain forests shaped by time and nature.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Bravely explore the world of ice and glaciers! Take the virtual tour through Kenai Fjords National Park and get to experience this one of a kind adventure. How cool is that? Try it for yourself!
Bryce Canyon National Park
Explore the fascinating crimson-colored rock formations and sprawling reserves of the Bryce Canyon National Park. Appreciate more of its distinctive beauty and the science behind it by taking the virtual tour.
Enjoy just about any ride in the Magical Kingdom as you virtually wander the park – no ticket required. This is a great opportunity for discussing the physics of rollercoasters, the art of storytelling, or just enjoying a fun exploration of Disney magic. Strap on your fancy VR goggles or even Google Cardboard VR glasses and enjoy the fun!
Revisit America’s history and culture by having a virtual tour at the Shrine of Democracy. What a humungous piece of art honoring the four prominent presidents in the history of the United States! Let the highest praises, respect, and thanksgiving be unto them.
The Louvre Gallery
With your virtual ticket in hand, explore some of the fascinating areas of the Louvre, one of the best museums in the world. Here you’ll be able to see the Egyptian Antiquities, the Remains of the Louvre’s Moat and the Galerie d’Apollon.
The Boston Children’s Museum
Visit the amazing virtual Children’s Museum when you can’t leave the house. Check out all the amazing ideas for fun for you and your family.
Permission slips are standard and required for high school field trips in the United States. Yet, what about high schools in other countries? As a teacher who has taught in Europe many years and in China for one year, I went on many field trips outside of the U.S. What do they do different and why?
The educator’s task to arrange a field trip, get all the parent permission slips, then deal with students outside of the classroom and school environment never crossed my mind doing my graduate work.