15 Virtual Field Trips for Kids of All Ages

Let Kids Explore the World with These Virtual Field Trip Ideas

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Virtual field trips take kids to far away places withouth ever leaving their home or classroom. Photo © Hero Images / Getty Images

Virtual field trips instantly connect students with learning opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. And it all happens from the comfort of your classroom computer. Take kids on a unique adventure in just a few clicks with these top virtual field trips for kids of all ages.

The White House

Every student should have a chance to visit the White House. Get even more up close to this magnificent building than in-person tourists with a virtual tour of the White House.

See a 360-degree view of over a dozen rooms.

Buckingham Palace

Hop across the pond to take a panoramic virtual tour of Buckingham Palace. From the grand staircase to the art room, the visuals are absolutely stunning.

The Pyramids

Take a trip to Egypt without a passport. There are many ways to tour the pyramids of Egypt online. All give you the chance to teach students about Egypt's rich, interesting history.

Mount Rushmore

The famous U.S. landmark is one every student should learn about and see for themselves, whether you're learning about history or teaching the kids geography. If you can't load up the school bus to take your students to see Mount Rushmore in person, take them on a 360-degree panoramic tour from your classroom.

The Liberty Bell

Teach the kids about patriotism when you send them on a virtual field trip to the Liberty Bell. Look at photos, learn facts and see a 360-degree panoramic view of the Liberty Bell from all angles.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Over 30 million visitors walk through the doors of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History each year. If you and your students can't be one of them, take a virtual field trip through the halls to see this beautiful museum and some of its massive exhibits.

Empire State Building

Climb this enormous New York skyscraper -- virtually. The virtual tour of the Empire State Building takes you right to the top, the 102nd story, for a spectacular panoramic view.

The Louvre

Teaching the kids French? Oui! Let's go to France. The Louvre is world famous for its architecture and the invaluable art it houses in more than 650,000 square feet of space. Tour the Louvre's many corridors. Navigate this site's many virtual tours of the Louvre to explore the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy, is the home of the Torre Pendente Di Pisa, better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This wonder is 185 feet of historical lessons while defying gravity. Tour the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a 360-degree panoramic view of the tower and many other historically-rich Italian buildings.

The Grand Ole Opry

If you don't live in Nashville or the surrounding areas, you may not even think about what a great learning experience a trip to the Grand Ole Opry can be for kids. Visit the Grand Ole Opry online to learn about the home of country music, its history and contribution to the music scene.

Zoos Around the Country

Learn about wildlife all over the country with virtual field trips that put students directly into the exhibits with the animals.

Watch the Panda Cam at the San Diego Zoo, the Penguin Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Giraffe Cam at the Houston Zoo, the Beaver Cam at the Minnesota Zoo or hit your favorite search engine to find a zoo cam of many other animals to observe from your computer.

The Great Wall of China

If you can't walk The Great Wall of China with your students, explore it online. The Great Wall of China virtual tour shows you a 360-degree view as if you were standing on the wall yourself.

The Grand Canyon

The next three virtual field trips are perfect tie-ins to when you're learning about Mother Nature. View one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Tour the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon through the National Park Service's website.

Mount St. Helens

Most teachers wouldn't load up the bus to take their students to tour a volcano.

But you can take kids there virtually. The Mount St. Helens volcano cam shows this active stratovolcano 24 hours a day.

Mount Everest

Climb Mount Everest from your classroom. View the Mount Everest webcam to teach your students about the world's highest mountain.