It’s only a few days into quarantine but we’re all aware this time at home together is going to continue for a quite a while. Virtual field trips are a great way to teach your kids about other places and cultures without leaving your home.
Here are some exhibits, collections, and tours you can visit with your children from the comfort of your kitchen table, or even your couch.
Let’s start with Texas Museums!
- Blanton Museum of Art Online Collections, Austin
- The LBJ Presidential Library Online Exhibits, Austin
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Photo and Video Galleries, Dallas
- Frontiers of Flight Virtual Tour, Dallas
- Experience the Dinaledi Chamber via Virtual Reality with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas
- Check out some of the works on view at the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth
- Learn about the nominees of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth
- Houston Museum of Natural Science Online Exhibitions, Houston
- Explore the Menil Collections, Houston
- Stream over 100 STEM Focused Videos from the Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston
- San Antonio Museum of Art eMuseum, San Antonio
- Virtual Tour of The Alamo, San Antonio
- Watch dozens of presentations from the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco
- Star of the Republic Virtual Tour and Online Exhibits, Washington
And here are more online museum options around the world!
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Google Arts & Culture Tour, Korea
- Louvre Museum Online Tours, Paris, France
- Musee d’Orsay Google Arts and Culture Tour, Paris, France
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
- National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
- National Portrait Gallery Collection YouTube Page, Washington, DC
- Women’s History Museum Virtual Exhibits and Online Biographies, Alexandria, Virginia
- National Museum of the US Air Force Virtual Tour, Dayton, Ohio
- Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, Massachusetts
- Field Museum Learning Resources, Chicago, Illinois
- British Museum Virtual Visits, London, England
- Smithsonian Virtual Tours, Washington, DC
- Vatican Virtual Tours, Vatican City
To access many more virtual tours, download the Google Arts and Culture app for Android or IOS.
Keep checking Free Fun in Austin for more virtual field trips and ideas coming soon!
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