Learn and explore online with these virtual tours

Learn and Explore Online
Posted at 8:43 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:32:11-04

Spring Break is a bust.

Home is where the heart is and where the family will remain for many days to come, at this point. But, don’t feel like you can’t explore the world. Guess what? You won’t have to shell out money for a plane tickets or fight big crowds, either! All you need is access to the internet and off you can go, thanks to hundreds of virtual tours of museums, zoo, monuments, national parks and more online.

I have highlighted a few but there are so many more. You can find them with the help of Google. With some of the links below, you can discover a whole list of places to visit, virtually.

Beyond having the kids just look at the tours, how about every day you visit somewhere new and it becomes a history lesson, biology lesson, social studies lesson, etc. You can even have the kids give you an idea of some places they want to visit on their “Virtual Spring Break”. It’s all about making the best of the situation.

I am very impressed with the dozens of ideas listed on Everything from Anne Frank’s home and the Great Wall of China, to national parks, monuments, zoos and more

By searching Zoo Tours on YouTube, see magnificent zoos, sanctuaries, aquariums and more!

Kudos to Good Housekeeping who helped take the guess work out of where to virtually travel. Click here for an all-encompassing list ranging from museums, zoos, aquariums, Mars and even theme parks!

Put on that tiara (you can even stay in your jammies) and get ready to have tea with the Queen Mum in England! You must see the amazing detail when virtually visiting Buckingham Palace.

And let’s not forget about one of the gems here in West Michigan, which is off limits for the time being, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. Embrace the beauty, daily, of the Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming exhibit. Make a great game of Eye Spy with the kids!

Other great sites: