Social distancing can be really challenging, especially for those families with children. With the current closing of schools and the new restrictions on social interactions, we wanted to provide you with a few awesome resources for both educational and entertainment purposes. Take your family on a virtual field trip with these awesome online tours below!
San Diego Zoo
Who doesn’t love the Zoo? The San Diego Zoo website offers tons of resources for children and adults alike to learn, interact and experience life with wild animals. From interactive games, to mini-quizzes, enjoy hours worth of content that is both entertaining and educational.
Van Gogh Museum
Take a stroll through Vincent Van Goh’s virtual museum! With over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 750 personal letters, experience this ingenious painter in ways you never have before. Take this tour a step further and challenge your kiddo or teen to recreate one of their favorite works of art they see while touring!
Visit one of the world’s largest art museums right from your bedroom! See Mona Lisa face to face without the crowds, or explore the works of Michelangelo. This tour allows a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Night at The Museum during the day? YES. Tour the museum famous for its backdrop in Night At The Museum, the movie starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. The T-Rex might not come to life and chase you around, but this museum will truly come to life as you tour some of the coolest exhibits in American History! Watch the movie after touring the museum for an even better understanding of the film and its humor!
Take a tour that’s out of this world and is even guided by your very own Robot! NASA allows tours of the Space Center in Houston and you don’t want to miss out on this one!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
It’s a tour you have to “sea” to believe! This virtual tour allows you to go on a deep-sea adventure through exhibit webcams that allow you to watch sea creatures in real-time. Once you’ve studied the animals up close, the Monterey Bay Aquarium also provides this classroom resource page with activities, fact sheets and games to play! Put on your swimwear and goggles and “dive” in!
Yellow Stone National Park
Take a hike! Tour the world’s largest volcano caldera that sprouts Yellow Stone National Park. See the wildlife, popular trails, Old Faithful, geysers and even hot springs!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on mars? Find out for yourself! Blast off from your living room in your very own Mars Rover and scan the land of the unknown. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something our space professionals didn’t.
The Great Wall of China
Are your legs getting restless? Take a tour of The Great Wall of China! Considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet. Hold the phone up and walk the tour, maybe run around your backyard! However you decide, you won’t believe your eyes!
Here comes the BOOM! This volcano tour is every young scientist’s dream. Click anywhere on the map to see the volcanoes first hand. Learn about each one and see real photos from within! After you’re finished, maybe you can create a science experiment from home! We’ve linked both the volcano map and how to make a homemade volcano below.
Take a virtual home tour!
Do you know what else you can tour virtually? New homes on the market! Trying to keep a social distance? Maybe it’s hard to get out with the kiddos home? The Lane Team can facilitate showings virtually through Facetime and video calling. If this is something you’re interested in, please let us know! We are still here for you. Our responsibilities as agents will not stop. Please feel free to reach out at 859-519-3113 with any and all questions regarding buying/selling a home, closings or anything we can assist you with.