Virtual Travel: How to Explore the World with your Kids from Home

Right now we’re stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see the world. Virtual travel is a great way to explore with kids during this tough time. I’ve put together this list os virtual opportunities to get out and see our spectacular planet.

Virtual Travel with Kids

Watch the animals at the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the United States. This awesome place has a collection of webcams to watch all their beautiful animals. From belugas to sharks and even amazing sea lions check out these sweet webcams at the Georgia Aquarium.

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Visit the Louvre

Is there an art lover in your family? Then grab a computer and do a virtual visit of The Louvre. They have one of the biggest collections in the world of rare art by some of the most distinguished artists to ever live.

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Right now we're stuck at home, but that doesn't mean we can't see the world. Virtual travel is a great way to explore with kids during this tough time.

Take a Virtual Tour of a Farm

For anyone that loves farm animals take your kids on a Farm Tour. See how to run a farm and even meet some of the animals!

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Take a Virtual Field Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the United States. While the park is closed take a virtual field trip to Yellowstone National Park and take a virtual tour. The natural beauty of this park from the hot pots to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone are not to be missed.

virtual visit of yellowstone

Watch the Cincinnati Zoo Livestream

Every day at 3pm EDT go to the Cincinnati Zoo Facebook page and join in on the Home Safari. Each day the zoo shares one of their animals with the world. Lots of information and you get up close and personal with the animals. Some days they ask kids to get creative at home and share photos with the zoo. They do a great job of making their live streams fun and interactive.

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Visit Mars

While I know this isn’t a place you can actually visit, who doesn’t want to see Mars? The Mars 360 degree camera can give you and your kids a virtual travel experience like nothing they’ve ever seen before.

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See African Wildlife

Since coming home from Kenya right before COVID-19 changed everything I’ve been missing seeing all the African animals. This watering hole webcam shows cape buffalos, lions, zebras, and more drinking. It’s like a zoo, but better! (For now at least)

African animals

Watch Otters Play at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sea Otters are my favorite animals. They’re cute and vicious and they hold hands with their mates when they sleep. The Sea Otter Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I think you and your kids will love it.

See the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China has stood the test of time for centuries. Take your kids to China with this virtual tour of the Great Wall of China. They’ll walk on a wall that kept China safe and that thousands of people visit each year.

great wall of china virtual travel

Visit the Boston Children’s Museum

If you’re ever in Boston with your kids make sure you head to the Boston Children’s Museum. For now, take a virtual tour of the Boston Children’s Museum to explore their amazing facilities.

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Take a virtual tour of the British Museum

The British Museum is full of amazing artifacts from around the world. Check out the virtual tour is the museum and discover what makes it one of the best museums on the planet.

British museum virtual visit

Go Hang Gliding around the World

Soarin’ is one of my favorite rides at Epcot in Disney World. For now the park is closed, but we can still go hang gliding with a little help from the Smithsonian. Click here and check out the Glider Guide from the Smithsonian. You’ll get to see the planet from a bird’s eye view.

Know of any other ways to explore the world? Let me know in the comments!

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