33 Virtual Field Trip Ideas For Kids

Stuck at home? You can still see animals, visit new places and even travel to Mars!

By By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, Calif. March 31, 2020

We might be stuck at home, but that doesn't mean we can't go exploring on field trips... virtual field trips, that is!

We've rounded up 33 educational virtual field trips your kids can take to explore their interests:

🌏Where do you want to go today?

  • AfricaLearn how people and nature work together in the deserts and grasslands of Africa during this virtual field trip from the Nature Conservancy.
  • China: Join the Nature Conservancy's expert scientist Yue Wang on a virtual field trip across the world to two stunning provinces in China.
  • Great Wall of ChinaGet a virtual tour of China's most famous attraction, which stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China.
  • Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean: Join the Nature Conservancy's expert scientist, marine biologist Stephanie Wear, on a virtual field trip to the coral reefs of Palau where you'll explore amazing underwater cities.

🐼Want to see some animals? 

  • Farm Tour: Immerse yourself in Canadian farm tours! Pigs, cows, apples, eggs, and more.
  • Georgia AquariumSee Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more live!
  • Houston ZooWebcams focused on giraffes, gorillas, elephants and more.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Watch live feedings, view the sea otters, and more.
  • San Diego Zoo: Watch videos and take part in activities and games.
  • Zoo AtlantaWatch the pandas live in their enclosure.

🏜Which national park do you want to see?

🌓How about an out of this world experience?

  • Johnson Space Center: Blast off to the Johnson Space Center with the Innovating the Future virtual field trip.
  • Mars: Explore the surface of Mars, as seen by the Curiosity Rover.
  • The Moon Take a virtual field trip to the moon with the help of these videos and activities.
  • US Space and Rocket Museum See the Saturn 5 Rocket in this YouTube video.

🖼Which museum would you like to visit today?


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