Free Virtual Excursions To Keep Kids Entertained In Isolation

With the Easter holidays looming and social distancing measures in place across the country, every parent is desperately seeking ways to keep their kids entertained indoors. Thankfully, museums, zoos, national parks, and other organisations have opened up their doors virtually. So, this holidays, travel the world without leaving your home, entertain the kids, and you might even learn something along the way.

Animal Adventures

At Home with Six Senses online Junior Marine Biology Program will be taking place online over 10 weeks with the first module available here

Zoos Victoria are bringing #AnimalsAtHome to your living room, with live streams from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo.

San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with video tours, activities, games, and even a virtual Easter egg hunt!

Sydney Aquarium has set up a virtual aquarium so you can see more sea life, without breaking iso

Monterey Bay Aquarium has set up live cams of their fish, so you can visit the iconic California aquarium all around the world

Polar Bears in Manitoba, Canada, can be seen roaming in Discovery’s 2-park video series

Georgia Zoo in Atlanta has puffins, piranhas, beluga whales, and more on display through their virtual stream

Travel

The Great Wall Of China virtual tour takes you along all 3,000 miles, without ever taking a step

Yosemite National Park’s mud volcanoes and Mammoth Hot Springs can be visited online

The Cliffs of Moher, a famous Irish geological landmark, offers virtual tours with awe-inspiring views

Google’s The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks activation allows you to explore Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, and more

Museums

The Lourvre has virtual tours for kids and adults, including the Egyptian Antiquities floors

Boston Children’s Museum allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun while the facility is closed

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC has several exhibitions open online, including a fossil exhibit that’s perfect for dinosaur lovers 

Space

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover with 360 views

NASA’s Space Center Houston app allows you to take audio tours, augmented reality experiences, astronaut selfies, and more

Theme Parks

Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida have launched Google Street View imagery, allowing fans to virtually explore their favorite spots like Magic Kingdom, while YouTube is filled with virtual rollercoaster rides — start with the “Frozen” Ever After ride

Universal Studios Hollywood offers virtual tours of some of their rides including the Jurassic World ride

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