Virtual Field Trips Your Kids Can Explore from Home

Kids stuck indoors? Try one of these virtual field trips.

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Travel While Inside

Social distancing means that regular school field trips are cancelled, but you and your kids can go on virtual outings to some of the coolest places around the world. Thanks to some creative thinkers and some fancy technology, your kids can explore animals, art and even some theme parks from the comfort of their home.

The Cincinnati Zoo Live Stream

Catch the Cincinnati zoo’s livestream every day at 3 p.m. eastern, when they feature different animals. The zoo even offers activities kids can do at home based on the animal they learn about.

Walk on Mars

This virtual field trip is out of this world! Kids can explore the surface of Mars with videos filmed by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

Virtual Farm Tours

Want to see what life is like on a farm? Farm Food 360 offers tours of 11 different farms. Kids can check-in on pig farms, apple orchards and even a mink farm.

The San Diego Zoo

The zoo may be closed to visitors but, with the live web cams placed throughout the San Diego Zoo, kids can take a peek at the animals and check out old videos of the animals playing.

The Louvre in Paris, France

Take a tour of the Louvre and check out some of the most beautiful and rare art in the world.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Giant pandas, lions and elephants—need we say more? This one will delight animal lovers.

Yosemite National Park

Plan your virtual trip to the park and take in the beautiful sites. Catch the Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs and so much more at Yosemite National Park.

The Frick in Pittsburgh

This site is updated daily with new activities for kids. Bookmark it for new and exciting fun!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Using spherical 360° technology, kids can explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s art and architecture collection.

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