7 Virtual Field Trips for Your Kids

By Jacqueline Saguin
The Cincinnati Zoo

As our schools take precautionary measures for our safety, we find ourselves restless at home, immersed in cabin fever. Beat boredom during this social distancing spat by taking your kids on some virtual field trips!


The famous space station’s Langley Research Center offers an all-encompassing experience for science lovers. Explore 360 images and learn about research facilities like the Langley aircraft hangar.

The Louvre

The French staple home of countless art pieces, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” invites people to join a virtual tour of some feature exhibits like Egyptian Antiquities and Galerie d’Apollon that teach kids about each piece.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This California aquarium streams 10 live cameras showing its sea otters’ antics and floating jellyfish. 

National Museum of Natural History

The 360 experience takes you through three different floors of the famous New York natural history museum. Check out the T. Rex that walked the land before us. You can set up a VR headset for a more immersive experience. 

Taj Mahal

Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World from the comfort of your own home. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

The Met provides a virtual tour of its exhibits and lets children explore with an interactive map. Unlock free behind-the-scenes videos and a “time machine,” which lets children travel back in time. 

The Cincinnati Zoo 

Bring the zoo to your home with “Home Safari Facebook Lives” through the Cincinnati Zoo! You can tune in on the zoo’s Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. to see one of their fascinating animals! This virtual field trip also comes with an at home activity!