With the current social distancing procedures and school closures, you may have found yourself a reluctant home school parent. But even home school parents rely on real-world experience and field trips to teach their children. While this may not be possible for the next few weeks there are some great locations offering virtual tours. As much as nothing compares to the real thing there are some great places you can visit thanks to technology.
Wyoming is one of my favorite places in the world and I love that I can visit and explore the natural beauty of this region whenever I would like. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park.
No stranger to live feeds you may remember The Fiona Show, a Facebook stream featuring the premature hippo for which it was named. While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, they want to help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Join them for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Join them starting Monday, March 16 at 3pm EST for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!
Brush up on immigration history while taking a virtual tour of the immigration station at Ellis Island. You’ll hear first-hand stories told by people who came through Ellis Island; see historical photographs and films; read fascinating facts; and discover the central role this station played in the story of American immigration.
The Colonial Williamsburg has has always made history come alive. It features interactive timelines and videos of what colonial life was like. But they have committed to adding new blogs and content from the people who bring history to life, so visit often and share with your friends and family to combat boredom.
From navigating the hall full of fossils to learning more about human origins and African artifacts, you’ll feel like a history pro long before you finish your comprehensive tour. The museum offers a virtual tour of the permanent exhibitions. The website also features an amazing interactive children’s section that will bound to keep your kids busy and entertained. You can pair this virtual field trip with a viewing of Night at the Museum 2 for a little extra fun.
Experience a 360-degree panoramic view of many of the famed museum’s halls, different departments, and architectural views. Some of the rooms featured in this virtual tour are even closed to the public! You can complete your visit to this world famous art museum with some sightseeing. 36oCities offers sweeping views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. To learn more about the archicterual landmark you can also visit the toureiffel site. Get some croissants delivered for the kids, pour yourself a glass of wine and dive in.
An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of British celebration, from Jubilees and weddings to VE Day. You can explore this magnificent building via their virtual tours. Start with the Grand Staircase and click on the small images below to access further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room.
Be instantly transported to the time of the pharaohs with interactive tours of the Sphinx and ancient Egyptian pyramids. To learn even more about this time period you can also tour the Rosicrucian Museum, home to the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America.
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