TABLETOP TRIPS & LOCAL HIKES

Missing traveling and taking trips? Then try out one of these virtual trips. There are amazing tours of parks, museums, monuments and so much more! They're also a great "field trip" for kids!

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Boston Children's

Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. Take this amazing virtual tour. The museum also offers some amazing virtual learning resources. 

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US National Parks

Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go. Experience the sights, sounds, and adventures of Kenai Fjords, Hawaiii Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas in stunning 360° video.

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The British Museum

The British Museum has about eight million objects in its collection, half of these you can see on the British Museum collection database.

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Haunted Mansion

In Singapore, hidden in the mass of vegetation between Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue lies Istana Woodneuk, an abandoned mansion once belonging to Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor. 

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Discovery Education

Join us live for our new Virtual Field Trips or watch them on demand later. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on-learning activities. You have to set up an account, FYI.

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Farm Tours

Immerse yourself in Canadian farm and food tours. You can check out all sorts of places including apple orchards, pig and sheep farms, oat farms and much more.

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Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium offers several webcams. You can watch African Penguins, Puffins underwater, California Sealions, an Indo-Pacific Barrier Reef and – yes – the Beluga whales.

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The Great Wall

Take a virtual tour of China’s most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China. Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China.

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Houston Zoo

Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home! Elephants, giraffes, rhinos, flamingos and chimpanzees – oh my!

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Uffizi Gallery

Discover Florence, Italy’s masterpieces of collections and their history, traveling through captivating descriptions and HD pictures.

Le Louvre

Visit Paris’ most famous museum. See the exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre. Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view.

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Visit Mars

Want to take a really big trip? Explore the surface of Mars as recorded by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Neat stuff!

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Monterrey Aquarium

Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

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The Prado

The Museo del Prado in Madrid is more than 200 years old and has some spectacular works of art that you can visit online.

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Greek Archaeology

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. It is a central museum, with finds from all parts of the Greek world. 

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National Gallery

Visit Washington DC’s Gallery virtually through video tours of current exhibitions, in-depth looks at highlights of the collection, online learning opportunities, audio and video recordings of lectures by artists and curators, and more.

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Pinacoteca di Brera

Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera, now a museum of international repute, was initially established alongside the Accademia di Belle Arti which Maria Theresa of Austria founded in 1776 to offer the students the opportunity to study masterpieces of art.

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San Diego Zoo

This amazing zoo offers eleven different webcams allowing you to spy on your very favorites. What do you think the babboons and koalas are up to just now?

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Natural HIstory

The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

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Yellowstone

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don’t have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each tour is additional information about visiting in person.

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Zoo Atlanta

Watch these beautiful animals hanging out at Zoo Atlanta. Let them bring you a little piece of joy today.

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Google Earth Tours

The map and satellite imagery masters at Google Earth have put together a series of guided virtual tours of 31 national parks around the country, providing a stunning glimpse of the trails and vistas you can take advantage of if you visit them in real life.

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Art Institute of Chicago

Vew the 44,000+ images of art online. Find out more in this article by Open Culture.

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Ellis Island

Check out the island where immigrants first arrived when they emigrated to the US.

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Taj Mahal

Take a virtual tour of India’s

top attraction.

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Colosseum

Take an incredible tour of the spectacular ampitheatre. This world treasure is a  piece of history that dates back to 70AD.

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Victoria Falls

Sweep through the breathtaking Victoria Falls, the Pearl of Africa.

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Sahara

Ever long to see the Sahara Desert? Now you can via computer with just a click.

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Great Pyramids

Visit one of the

Seven Wonders of the World.

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Versailles

Just wow. This palace truly is the definition of opulence.

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Ancient Rome

This is a five-week course about ancient room where you tour a model and then take a class for more info.

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Anne Frank House

Take a look around and discover the Secret Annex where Anne Frank hid for more than two years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

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Buckingham Palace

Check out the official resident of the Queen of England. The first tour will take you to the Grand Staircase. Click on the small images below to access further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room.

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Webcams Galore

Holy moly. Explore.org has a LOT of webcams and you can look at everything from animals to the Northern Lights. Just clicking through all the cams will burn up at least a good 20 minutes of your day!

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NASA's Mission Control

Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations, the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Wolf Conservation

The Wolf Conservation Center in New York state is a pretty cool place. They also offer a collection of webcams allow an unlimited number of viewers to enter the private lives of our “Ambassador” wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around anticipated den sites.

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Tours of Everywhere

This site offers 360 visits or virtual reality tours of loads of places. Seriously - you can check out events, tourist spots, hotels, businesses, even fly a plane! The cool thing? You can take college tours! How’s that for a good use of time?

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Cities Galore

Long to see the world? Missing a place you long to see again? 360 degrees tours from across the globe are a good way to start.

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Ocean Study

R/V Falkor is off the coast of Australia studying unique deep-sea canyons. You can watch the livestream fromthe ROV Dive. What deep sea monter might you see?

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5 Garden Tours

Just in time for the first day of Spring, the list ranges from Claude Monet’s garden in France to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden to Waddesdon Manor in England.

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Keukenhof

This stunning garden in
The Netherlands may arguably be the most beautiful in the world. While they don't have virtual tours, there are several videos which do the trick.

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Must-see Trees

Bizarrely beautiful trees from around the globe to bring you a moment of peace.

NYC Street Art

See NYC’s most vivid murals with a full 360-degree line of sight.

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Inca Trail Challenge

The Inca Trail Virtual Marathon takes you 26.2 miles along the Inca Trail in Peru and right through Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.Each time you complete any distance based exercise activity such as running, walking, cycling, swimming etc you advance along the Inca Trail. You even earn a medal!

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Guggenheim

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications.

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Rijksmuseum

Over in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum is an oasis of classical Dutch art, Asian artefacts and 17th-century silver and porcelain. The Street View-style tour is fine, but better to stick to the brilliant online exhibitions, like the interactive guide to the master of throwing shade, Rembrandt. You can even get up close and personal with ‘The Night Watch’.

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Musee d'Orsay

Fancy a trip to Paris? Oui oui! This grand museum holds the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the world, and you can click your way through the very best among them thanks to interactive galleries featuring van Gogh, Cézanne, Degas and more.

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The Broad

Forty-five seconds. That’s how long you normally have to bathe in the twinkling, reflective abyss of Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinite Mirrored Room’ at the Broad. But now you can spend as much time with its signature piece as you’d like – virtually, at least. As part of its Broad from Home initiative, you can watch a video of Kusama’s artwork set to a spacey soundtrack.

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Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions.

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MASP

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo has a very particular way of displaying artwork in their galleries: paintings are hung on crystal easels that make them look like they’re floating mid-air. 

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National Gallery Victoria

The free virtual tours are led by a curator, giving both those who have and haven’t seen the exhibitions a new insight to them. The Keith Haring exhibit is super cool!

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Picasso Museum

As well as a vast online catalogue of Pablo’s best bits, this temple to all things Picasso offers a 360-degree tour of some of the best-preserved Medieval architecture in Barcelona.

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London's museum had just opened an exhibit about Andy Warhol when it had to close because of the lockdown. Watching  this video is the next best thing.

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National Palace

Go on a treasure hunt in Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, home to a massive collection of Chinese arts and crafts from the neolithic to the modern era. Choose from a selection of guided tours and click on anything that piques your interest as you mooch around.

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NYC's MoMa

You can view 129 artworks from MoMA’s collection on Google, including big-hitters like van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples’ and Rousseau’s ‘The Sleeping Gypsy’ all arranged in easy-to-access categories.

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Eagle Cam

New Jersey’s Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans have been created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities.

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Trips to Plan Now

Here are 30 trips that you need to plan at least a year in advance, from coastal Croatia to Peru and the Galápagos. They’ve included an itinerary from a travel agent for each one, but you can also opt to strike out on your own.

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Elephant Seals

After months at sea, female and juvenile northern elephant seals haul themselves out of the frigid Pacific Ocean for molting season. The seals fill beaches along California and Oregon-Washington coasts for a period of four to six weeks as they molt layers of old fur and skin before returning to the water.

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Jerusalem

Visit the Holy Land and see some of the world's most religions sites.

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Antarctica

Visit this incredible continent and see nature at its most pristine.

Virtual Train Rides

Check out these 13 different virtual train rides from around the globe, a guaranteed way to keep you from going stir crazy.

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Virtual FLW

Architecture lovers will be thrilled to know that they can still get insight into the work of America’s greatest architect, even in a time of social distancing. Frank Lloyd Wright‘s career spanned over 70 years, in which time he was responsible for designing over 1,000 buildings. Virtually tour 12 of his most famous buildings. 

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Monet Giverny

Take a virtual tour of Monet's home and beautiful gardens

in Giverny.

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300,000 Works

Take the ultimate trip to Paris and check out all these different spots. Oh la la!

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Visit the Gorillas

Last year, Ellen Degeneres hired their company to get this incredible footage of gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Now, you can watch this amazing video and feel like you're right there with them.

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Egyptian Tomb

Feel like Indiana Jones and visit the Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis. 

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Tour Petra

Over 2,000 years ago, the Nabataeans created Petra—the city of stone. Journey with us behind the iconic facade from the movies, and discover one of the great wonders of the world, forgotten by time itself.

Candlelight Tomb Tour

Beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral are the only catacombs in Manhattan, and one of only a handful that exists in the entire United States. Tours every day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm NY time.

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Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon was our inaugural collection using the Street View Trekker. Venture to locations only accessible by foot.

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Zen Cams

Amazing live cams showing everything from Northern Lights to critters across the globe.

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Everest Base Camp

Check out this virtual tour of Everest Base Camp.

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The Complete Paris

Check out all your favorite spots in Paris.

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Aussie Wildlife

Check in on some of your favorite critters with these cool wildlife cams.

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International Space Station

Tour of the ISS!

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