How can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day while also taking children and students around the world without moving very far? If you haven’t yet, it’s worth trying out a virtual field trip or excursion. Now more than ever, these resources allow children to experience spaces they might not otherwise get to see. Whether it is with a virtual classmate, a homeschool adventure, or just for fun…we can’t wait to hear which virtual reality field trip was your favorite!
Virtual field trips can help students explore a new space, build knowledge, and expand their world view. Even during a rainy day, a virtual field trip can be a great alternative to outside play. Whether you want to make connections to current events, see a natural beauty, or even explore the setting of a novel, virtual field trips can expand upon traditional lessons in many ways. One of the reasons we love them so much is that they allow students to view a space that piques their curiosity and provides context for their learning.
Below is a list of more than 25 different places you can explore online with your children, classmates or friends. Most of them don’t follow the school year calendar or regular operating hours for virtual field trip experiences.
How fun is this!
Virtually Explore the Globe
Walk through Egyptian pyramids and learn about their excavation.
Turn back the clock 500 years and walk the monolithic statues on Easter Island.
Take a tour of Buckingham Palace so see the home of the Royal Family.
Travel back in time to see Ancient Greece.
Hang out with some polar bears in the Canadian tundra.
Go on an African safari to Namibia.
Explore a coral reef in the Bahamas!
Take a tour of the Great Wall of China.
Visit Jerusalem to learn the incredible history of the city
What about an adventure through Antarctica?
Road Trip to see the Beauty of the United States
Explore the wonders of Yellowstone National Park
Love sports - Don’t miss the Hockey Hall of Fame!
Visit the White House to see what it’s like to be president
If you love art, tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
See the beauty of the Grand Canyon.
Take a peak in (But don't fall in!) the Mount St. Helens volcano.
Check out the Google Expeditions app for more than +500 virtual reality experiences!
For exciting break and in person care, Otter Learning is pleased to introduce Camp Otter which is a spectacular break and summer camp program full of friends, fun, sun and surprises! Children between Kindergarten and 12 years old will enjoy action-packed fun and excitement including: Field trips, arts and crafts, sports, games, and special events. Students will also learn about a range of topics including the environment, music and the arts, how to play chess, and other interesting projects. All camp counselors are background screened, undergo a mandatory training program and are certified in CPR and First Aid.
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