Best Virtual Field Trips: Exploring the World from Your Home


Best VIrtual Field Trips - hand holding a small globeSo you’ve had to cancel your latest outing or trip but that doesn’t mean you can’t take yourself and your family on a virtual journey. Check our these virtual field trips your whole family will enjoy!

Zoos and Aquariums

These Zoos and aquariums offer live videos of your favorite animals!

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo 

Houston Zoo

Maryland Zoo 

Memphis Zoo  

Monterey Aquarium

The New England Aquarium will be doing Live presentations, posting new videos, and also sharing activities you can do from home!

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will have a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. This will start Monday, March 16 at 3pm!


Museums and Art 

National Museum of Natural History Past Exhibits – Dinosaurs, Plants, Early life, Ancient seas, Mammals, Ice Age, Genome

National Museum of Natural History Current Exhibits -African Bush Elephant & rotunda, African voices, Bone Hall, Butterfly Pavilion, Fossils, Human Origins, Ancient Egypt

National Museum of Natural History Museum Support Center and Research Stations – Antlers, Wet Specimens, Whale Bones

Boston Children’s Museum

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Louvre Museum

The British Museum

Van Gogh Museum


Places Around the World

Virtual Journey Around the World

The White House

Great Wall of China

Buckingham Palace

Grand Canyon 





Have another great virtual field trip you would like to add? Let us know in the comments. And if you are looking for other great ways to keep your kiddos occupied and learning during this time of social distancing check out these posts: Five Best Podcasts for Kids (That Adults Will Love Too)Five (More) Podcasts Kids and Adults Will Love, Homeschooling During COVID-19: A Pediatric OT Weighs In, and 9 Strategies to Help Your Kids With Writing Assignments At Home

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Hello, I'm Rachel! I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Maine. Now I live in Seacoast New Hampshire with my ruggedly handsome husband, our sweet son, dog, and two cats. I received my degree in Marine Biology from Hawai'i Pacific University and soon after graduating I moved to Boston and began working in animal medicine. A few years after getting married, my husband and I found ourselves moving to New Hampshire and expecting our son. Now you can find me teaching yoga classes throughout Seacoast New Hampshire. I have traveled a bunch, LOVE the ocean, I always have a thousand "projects" happening at once, love a good workout, and have found the perfect balance between lazy weekends and having adventures.