40+ Free Virtual Field Trips Your Kids Can Take From The Couch

Free virtual field trips can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day.  Whether it is with your virtual classmates, as part of a distance learning curriculum, a homeschool adventure, looking for educational activities or just for fun…we can’t wait to hear which virtual reality field trip was your favorite!

There are more more online learning opportunities than ever and they are a great way to take interactive tours. In some cases it is almost like building your own time machine! Let’s take a free field trip!

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Below is a list of more than 40 different places you can explore online with your kids. Most of them don’t follow the school year calendar or regular operating hours for virtual field trip experiences.

This is going to be fun.

Free Virtual Field Trips for Kids

New virtual field trips are a great resource for high school, elementary, kindergarten or even preschool kids that will be filled with adventure. In fact, our first group of educational virtual tours are dream trips for my family.

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Online educational tours are like mini vacations!

Explore the United States Virtually

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Sometimes you can get even closer to something with a virtual tour!


Virtually Explore the World  

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You can meet your favorite animals up close!
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When we travel virtually, we can go to outer space!


Space Exploration Tour

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You can safely avoid the sharks on a virtual tour!

Interactive and Fun Virtual Field Trips

Digital field trips are extra fun because you can take more than one in a day.  Children can check out the Amazon rainforest in the morning, stop by the Grand Canyon while eating lunch and then…visit Mars?

Learning geography, sociology, science, social studies while virtually meeting people with different cultures within their different societies gives kids a great opportunity to understand their rituals and daily lives while fostering a feeling of connection and understanding of a wide range of cultures.

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I will race you to the top virtually!

Explore the World for Free

Some of my kids favorite field trip ideas for middle schoolers and high schoolers revolve around animals.  I know we often think of zoos and animal parks as younger kid activities — preschool, kindergarten and elementary school — but they are appropriate virtual field trips for all ages (even my advanced age!).

We can’t wait to hear what you have explored with online field trips. Did you get together with school groups ?

Did you explore them on your own?

Which panoramic tour was your favorite?

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Oh the places we will go…


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What virtual field trip are you going to do first?


  1. These virtual field trips are great for rainy day ideas. Thanks for rounding up so many great educational resources!

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Scarlet! They really are a great way to keep kids busy and learning, no matter the weather!

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