Traveling may not be the greatest option right now, but that doesn’t mean that your family can’t still share some amazing adventures together. There are lots of virtual adventures that you can take together and keep on exploring the world right from the comfort of your own home.
Virtual Adventures for the Family
Do you have an animal lover in the family? If so, there are several different zoo adventures that you and your family might enjoy exploring virtually. You can explore desert animals on a virtual field trip at the Phoenix Zoo. There are some lesson plans as well as activities to go with the virtual field trips that they offer if you wanted to use them as part of a homeschooling curriculum.
Another zoo offering live webcams of some of their animals for you to enjoy is the San Diego Zoo. There are also several activities, stories, and games on the site to help you learn more about the animals. If you are looking for even more zoo animals, the Houston Zoo has live webcams of gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, chimpanzees, and more.
Do you have an airplane buff in the family? If so, they might enjoy the virtual tours that you can take of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. You can take a virtual tour of the entire museum and memorial parks, and there many educational resources you can choose from as well from interviews to time-lapse videos of restoration projects. You can also take a 360-degree virtual tour of nearly 100 aircraft including Air Force One. Still, looking for more aviation related adventures? Check out the 360-degree virtual tour of the National Naval Aviation Museum.
How about navy ships? Would anyone in your family be interested in a virtual tour of the Battleship USS Iowa? There is a 360-degree tour as well as a lot of informative resources to learn about the ship’s history.
Do you have an aspiring astronaut in your midst? If so, they might enjoy taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station. You can also tour the Hubble Telescope, or take a “Go for Flight” 360-degree tour of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.
What about a personalized 360-degree tour of the entire Smithsonian Museum of Natural History?
looking for an underwater or oceanic virtual adventure? How about a visit to the Georgia Aquarium where you will be able to enjoy their live streams of whales, jellyfish, stingrays, and more.
You might not be able to visit your favorite national parks in person right now but that doesn’t mean that they are off-limits. Some of our beautiful national parks have 360-degree virtual tours available for anyone who cares to visit online.
Take a trip to Yellowstone that includes a visit to Mammoth Hot Springs, Mud Volcano, Fort Yellowstone, and much more. Thanks to Google’s Arts and Culture you can tour five national parks including Kenai Fjords, Hawaii Volcanos, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas. Start your guided tour right here.
With a little bit of research, you can find plenty of other virtual adventures to explore with your family. Many museums and zoos are offering virtual tours of at least part of their facilities, and theme parks like Disney World are starting to get in on the fun too.
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