virtual field trips
San Diego Zoo: With this interactive website, you can take your kids to the San Diego Zoo no matter where you live! Students can learn exciting animal facts, explore exhibits in real time, and play fun games and activities.
Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China: This panoramic tour allows you to walk through one of the oldest and most historically significant wonders of the world.
Reach The World Reach the World is a site dedicated to Virtual Field Trips with a hybrid of online journalism with actual real-world excursions to exotic sites all over the globe. The site offers many interactive and interesting video guides of their adventures, with journalistic reports from students.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: This virtual tour allows students to go on a deep-sea adventure through exhibit webcams that allow students to watch sea creatures in real time. Once you’ve studied the animals up close, the Monterey Bay Aquarium also provides this resource page with activities, fact sheets, and games to play.
Colonial Williamsburg The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has always been at the forefront of interactive and interesting displays of American history.
Virtual Farm Tours: Learn more about the wonders of agriculture through this panoramic tour of farms in Ontario.
Panoramas of the World Panoramas of the World offers online viewers super high definition interactive images of hundreds of interesting and important places in the world, including the world’s great cities, underwater locations, mountaintops, and other famous landscapes.
Discovery Education Field Trips: Discovery Education offers a variety of free, interactive tours designed for elementary school students. From a behind-the-scenes look at the Library of Congress to a climbing expedition of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you can find plenty of tours of interest.
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip: Yellowstone is one of the most popular and breathtaking national parks in the United States. With this virtual tour, you and your students can view landmarks like Old Faithful, the Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Fountain Paint Pot.
Polar Husky Polar Husky is a wonderful and interesting arctic adventure Virtual Field Trip that helps students explore the animals, people, and geography of the Arctic.
The Smithsonian The Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian might be the most interesting assortment of artifacts anywhere in the world, and they offer a panoramic virtual tour of their exhibits.
Online Tour of the Louvre: The Louvre in Paris, France is one of the most renowned art galleries in the world and, by visiting their website, you can explore some of their exhibits in class. Take your students on a cultural tour of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, nineteenth-century Romanticism paintings, and other breathtaking exhibits.
Take a Virtual Walk on Mars: With virtual tours, even the sky isn’t your limit. Thanks to NASA’s Curiosity rover, you and your students can explore the surface of Mars in a 360-degree view while learning about space exploration.
Explore an Estuary Estuary Live is an interactive Virtual Field Trip for students who wish to study the tides, oceans, and all the creatures that live on the margin between the water and the land.
The White House The home of the President of the United States has a wonderful interactive tour called “Inside the White House”, which is excellent for elementary and middle school students to learn about the history and workings of American government in general, and the Executive Branch in particular.