Lockdown is hard enough, but with children, it is even harder trying to figure out ways to keep them entertained and safe during this time. Thankfully there are Museums, Zoos, National parks and other organisations that have opened up their doors virtually, and best of all, they are free. During this lockdown, you can travel the world and entertain the kids from the comfort of your own home, and you might even learn something along the way.
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
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
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
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
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