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Virtual Field Trips

Do you want to add a little hands-on technology to your child's curriculum? Take a virtual tour!  Learn about places, people, and things around the globe without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Many of these tours require Adobe Flash Player.  You'll want to be sure you have the latest version installed.
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Museo Galileo Virtual Museum
The Online Catalogue of the museum presents the more than 1,200 objects on permanent exhibition through color images and detailed descriptions. You can access biographical data, explore "In Depth" information and find contextual background related to the selected object. For the more complex objects, simulation animations and/or videos are also made available.
Museum of Science, Boston - Virtual Exhibits
Check out these online-only exhibits from the Museum of Science, Boston: Welcome to the Universe, Secrets of the Ice, Scanning Electron Microscope, Oceans Alive!, Leonardo, Interfaces, Firefly Watch Citizen Science Project, and Ancient Egypt.
Mysterious Places - Explore Ancient Civilzations
Mysterious Places offers virtual tours of Ancient Civilizations. Choose your destination! Learn about Easter Island, Mali, Maya, and Stonehenge.
NASA Kennedy Space Center's Virtual Tour of Columbia and the Neurolab Payload
Now you can see what the technicians and engineers see as they work on a Space Shuttle preparing for launch. The STS-90 Virtual Tour takes you through the Space Shuttle Columbia as it is being prepared for launch in the Orbiter Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. Tour in the cockpit, go through the airlock and see the inside of the Neurolab payload.
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Virtual Tour
The United States National Arboretum offers a 'short' Virtual Tour of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. You are invited to start at the begining and follow the "slides" through the Ellen Gordon Allan Entrance Garden, the Cryptomeria Walk, the International Pavilion, the Chinese Pavilion, the Japanese Stroll Garden, the Japanese Pavilion, the North American Pavilion, the Tropical Conservatory, and the Lecture/Demonstration Area.
National Gallery of Art - Online Tours
As you "walk" through the National Gallery of Art's QuickTime VR tours of NGA exhibitions, you can select specific works of art for larger image views, close-up details, streaming audio commentary, and information about the object.
National Museum of the USAF Virtual Tour
Take 3-D, self-guided virtual tour of the entire museum; view individual panoramas, and explore U.S. Air Force history through the Museum Lecture Series and Museum Tour podcasts.
New York Underground
National Geographic brings you an interactive model of New York City. Go below the streets and marvel at what it takes to pump life into 'the city that never sleeps.'
Oregon Caves Virtual Tour
Take an awesome interactive Virtual Tour of the Marble Halls of Oregon! It's like you're really there! Parents, there is also a downloadable Teacher’s Companion Guide. You can also visit the National Parks website at http://www.nps.gov/orca/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm for a downloadable PDF full of wonderful pictures.
Oshkosh Public Museum Virtual Exhibit
The Oshkosh Public Museum has compiled six exhibits containing historic photographs, documents, and artifacts. Each of these six exhibits relates to national events and their effects on the Lake Winnebago Region. These events are Women's History; Pioneers and Immigrants; the Civil War; the Spanish American War; World War I; and World War II.
Plimoth Plantation Virtual Field Trip
See a recast of Scholastic's "Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation" that aired to over 1 million students on November 16, 2010.
Pompeii Virtual Tour
Enjoy an online tour of ancient Pompeii from a Christian point of view. Discover new insights about the world of the first century church.
Ponce De Leon Inlet Virtual Tour
Step inside the white picket fence and take a trip back to 1887. Climb 203 steps to the top of the second tallest lighthouse in the United States. Tour the houses and buildings of one of the most authentic, complete and well preserved light stations in the country. Learn what life was like on a remote peninsula more than 120 years ago, and marvel at the courage of the lighthouse keepers and their families.
Roman Open-Air Museum Virtual Tour
Roman Open-Air Museum Hechingen-Stein, a Roman Villa dating from the 1st to the 3rd Century A.D, offers a virtual tour where you can see the Villa from all sides and enter the inside rooms. There is a short explanation for every picture and a small plan shows you where you are.
Saint Petersburg, Russia - Virtual Tour
Here you will be introduced to Russia’s greatest historical and cultural treasure, its "Northern Capital" - the famous "Venice of the North". Virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s period of Stalinist reconstruction, downtown St. Petersburg is crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges. Although not yet 300 years old, St. Petersburg is a city crammed with historical and cultural associations and a refined air of mystery.
Seedling to Supermarket - Growing Avocados Virtual Tour
Take our virtual tour and see the California Avocado growing process, from avocado seed to supermarket.
Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum
Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum is a multimedia, interactive online museum presenting the rich history, culture and natural history of the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum is a project of Sierra College students, faculty, and staff; The Center for Sierra Nevada Studies; and the Sierra Nevada regional community.
Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Virtual Tour
The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit features six aquarium displays depicting important ecosystems of the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters. The highlight of the exhibit is a 3,300-gallon model of a Caribbean coral reef. Learn more about these ecosystems when you take their online virtual tour.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour
This comprehensive virtual tour allows you to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can navigate from room to room either by using a floor map or by following blue arrow links connecting the rooms. Camera icons indicate hotspots where you can get a close-up on a particular object or exhibit panel.
State Hermitage Museum - Virtual Tour
This virtual tour offers you a unique opportunity to visit the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. You can see descriptions and panoramic views of the rooms of the Winter Palace and Hermitages.

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