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Travel From Your Computer: Virtual Field Trips for All Ages
If you're ready for an adventure but can't actually go out anywhere, you can still see the world. Through the power of the Internet, you can go to all sorts of places without leaving home. You can explore farms, museums, landmarks, parks, zoos and aquariums online. Of course, you can read about all of these places, but it's more fun to learn about them when you can actually see and explore them, even if it's virtually instead of in person.
- All About Birds: Bird Cams: Check out different kinds of birds in their natural habitats all around the world.
- Bronx Zoo: From JungleWorld to the Madagascar exhibit and seabird aviary, the Bronx Zoo offers live looks at a variety of animals and habitats.
- Georgia Aquarium Ocean Voyager: One of the biggest aquatic exhibits in the world is now available to visit online.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Jelly Cam: The jellyfish swim right up to the camera at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
- San Diego Zoo Animal Cams: You can watch lions, tigers, and bears play from your computer.
- Seattle Aquarium Online Field Trip: Take a tour of an aquarium and see all of the aquatic animals there.
- BrightFarms Indoor Farming Virtual Field Trip: Learn how food gets on supermarket shelves with this virtual field trip!
- Cabot Cheese Farm Tours: Several farms supply Cabot with milk, and you can virtually visit a few of them.
- Canadian Farm and Food Tours: Canada produces poultry, apples, dairy, and other foods, and you can visit some of the farms that bring you these foods here.
- Chatsworth Farm: Cows, sheep, ducks, and kittens all call Chatsworth home.
- Michigan Dairy Farm Tour: See where milk comes from with a video visit to a dairy farm.
- Virtual Egg Farm Field Trips: Tours for kids of all different ages are on this page to help you learn about egg farms.
- Parliament of Canada Virtual Tours: Check out photos and videos that let you see inside the Canadian Parliament buildings.
- African Bush Webcams: Go on a safari from your own computer with this site.
- Buckingham Palace: Visit Queen Elizabeth's official London residence and learn about the long history of the place.
- Walk the Great Wall of China: It's possible to virtually walk one of the seven wonders of the world.
- Discover Ancient Egypt: Detailed re-creations make it possible to tour the pyramids in their original conditions.
- The Roman Colosseum: Google Maps allows visitors to virtually tour the Colosseum.
- Son Doong Cave: Vietnam is home to a cave so big that you could fly a jumbo jet through it!
- The Vatican: Explore the Vatican while learning about the history of this city-state, which is home to the pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic religion.
- Virtual Trip to the Bahamas: It's possible to see beaches, swimming pigs, and sunken ships all from your phone, tablet, or computer.
- Carlsbad Caverns: The bats that call this cavern home will make this virtual visit memorable.
- Death Valley Tour in 360 Degrees: Tour Death Valley online and you won't have to worry about suffering in the scorching hot temperatures.
- Glacier National Park Webcams: A virtual tour is a great way to stay warm while seeing glaciers!
- Great Lakes Virtual Field Trip: Wetlands are an important part of the ecosystem, as this field trip explains.
- Virtual Yosemite: Spots most tourists aren't able to get to can be explored online.
- Visit the Anne Frank House Online: Experience the house that sheltered Anne Frank as she and her family hid from the Nazis.
- National Baseball Hall of Fame: Learn about the greatest names in baseball without leaving home.
- Johnson Space Center Virtual Field Trip: Learn all about the U.S. space program, from its history to what Johnson Space Center does now and NASA's plans for the future.
- The Louvre: It's now possible to visit the most famous art museum in the world from anywhere with a computer.
- The Met: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has virtual tours available for most of its galleries.
- Musée d'Orsay: The Musée d'Orsay in Paris is home to works by very famous European painters.
- National Museum of Natural History: Tours of exhibits from the past and present are available here.
United States History and Culture
- Tour a Fire Department and its Equipment: What do firefighters do when they aren't fighting fires? Find out in this tour.
- Empire State Building: It's possible to see the view from the Empire State Building without standing in line or going up multiple elevators.
- The Liberty Bell: Learn about Philadelphia's role in the American Revolution and see the Liberty Bell up close.
- Mount Rushmore: It's possible to see the carved faces of presidents from angles that few people ever see when you visit online.
- Mount Vernon: The home of the first United States president is available to tour virtually.
- White House: Go inside "the People's House" with a virtual tour.