Check out these amazing virtual field trips for kids (and some for adults too!)

With the current sit-u-a-tion…. sshhhh… we are NOT talking about it…. we are going to need to find things for the kids to do at home.

If you or someone you know is stuck at home over the next few weeks, we are going to have to pull together if we are going to get through. But fret none… we are here to help with these virtual field trips that you can take from your sofa for free! No permission slip required!

This IS a way to get the kids involved in some learning that will be so fun, that they don’t even realise that they are learning!

Virtual field trips are a thing! And we are here for it!

Along with virtual tours of over 500 museums and galleries around the world, you can take the kids on a virtual field trip to experience the world in a whole new and exciting way.

We have compiled our favourite school field trips from around the world to help you in your hour (or 2 weeks) of need!

Now, you (or someone you know) gets to be an excellent parent/teacher type person without leaving your sofa!

YOU. ARE. WELCOME!

Virtual field trips from your sofa

The field trips include the Great Wall of China, the Louvre, Penguins at Phillip Island and even a trip to Mars! This collection is especially good for students who are looking for ways to stay on top of their studies while schools are closed.

Worldwide field trips

Take a look at just some of the top zoos, amusement parks and natural environments that you can visit now with these amazing virtual field trips!

Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

You would usually need a wallet full of money to take a field trip to the Great Wall of China, but we have a way for you to see it for yourself. This panoramic tour allows you to walk through one of the oldest and most historically significant wonders of the world.

The Louvre

With virtual tours of their Egyptian rooms, the remains of the Louvre’s moat and Galerie d’Apollon you can take detailed tours of the Louvre on their website without the crowds!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

From their famous koala cuddle train to koala joeys jumping around, kangaroos and emus enjoying the new green grass after the rain, playful dingo puppies, reptiles (skinks and dragons) to the platypus underwater, their night-vision cameras are livestreamed 24-hours a day to show the secret life of the sanctuaries animals.  You’ll see everything from eating, sleeping, socialising, and enjoying enrichment activities with their keepers. If you can’t spot an animal at any given time, not to worry! They may be having a nap, or out on a walk throughout the sanctuary. Tune in to another stream and check back in later.

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

The Queensland Museum had a Google employee visit in 2015 to create a virtual tour of our hometown museum. The museum has this easy to navigate virtual tour available right now!

Phillip Island Penguin Burrow Cam

You can visit Phillip Island and watch the penguins in their burrow in real time. All together now… awwwww. Click here to see them in all their fluffiness!

Taronga Zoo – Sydney

Best Zoos in Australia - Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo Sydney is Australia’s largest zoo, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was officially opened on 7 October 1916 and you can walk around the zoo and visit the animals and check out spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour all from the comfort of your sofa. Click here

Luna Park – Sydney

Luna Park is Sydney’s most iconic amusement park and tourist destination. Discover rides and attractions as you walk around the park in the Luna Park virtual field trip. 

The Great Barrier Reef

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. Learn more about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on a field trip where you get to get in the water with the fish and coral.

Yellowstone National Park

You don’t have to wait for your trip out to Yellowstone to enjoy their landscape. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. There are quite a few options on this link here.

Farm field trips

Check out this field trip to a farm in Canada. Find out how a working farm operates from growing fruit and vegetables to animals. You can choose from 11 virtual field trips here.

Scott’s Hut – Antarctica

Scott’s Hut is a building located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica. It was erected in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 led by Robert Falcon Scott. You can learn more and have a walk around inside and out here.

Future holiday ideas?

Being stuck at home sucks, right!? So why not use this time to plan your next dream getaway. Check out these ideas to inspire your next family vacation:

Virtual hotel tours around the world

Want to plan your next accommodation option? From Dubai, to the Gold Coast in Australia, from Hong Kong to London, take these virtual field trips to hotels around the world to see which one you would consider next time a local or overseas holiday is on the cards… click here.

Outer Space field trips

You can even go to outer space…

Mars field trip

You can explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view! 

There are a tonne more virtual field trips online… so let us know what else you find! But if these don’t keep you busy for at least 3 days, well you are just not trying hard enough!