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Are you or your children wanting to learn about history and culture? Or maybe want to visit a theme park?


Check out these virtual museum tours and experiences offered by museums, aquariums, and theme parks from around the world.

Go on a staycation with a self-guided trip from the comforts of your own home!

(By clicking on the title of each place, it will bring you to see the virtual tour)

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National Museum of Natural History

The Dinosaur Artist' Review: Old Bones Are Big Business - WSJ Discover the natural world by visiting the world’s largest museum. Learn about human origins, the many secrets of the ocean, learn about fossils, the Ice Age, and dinosaur evolution. See an insect zoo, giant mammals, an Egyptian exhibit and more. Also check out their website for free webinars.


The Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh | Biography, Art, & Facts | BritannicaEver wanted to go to travel to Amsterdam to see the Van Gogh Museum? You can. Visit the largest collection of the famous painter, Vincent Van Gogh. He was a Dutch painter who sold only one piece of artwork during his life but is now one of the most recognized painters of all time. The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 letters.


The Louvre

France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread - ABC News virtual travelTravel virtually to learn about the world’s largest art museum and historic monument in Paris, France. Get a virtual tour of the Egyptian Antiquities, why the Louvre is so famous, and see pieces by Michelangelo.


Carnegie Hall

Why You Should Visit Carnegie HallOr maybe you’re into extraordinary music. There are multiple online exhibits to check out from 1950’s Gangs of New York to An Evening of Fashion & Music. Take a virtual walk through it’s halls and see the exhibits and amazing architecture.


National Air and Space Museum

Guide to the Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Virtual Travel


If air and space is to your liking check out the National Air and Space Museum. It maintains the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts. Scroll toward the bottom and you can see four different museum views.


Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI Virtual travelf

Planes, trains, and automobiles. Oh my! Take a look at this virtual tour and learn about the famous Michigan museum. Learn how Henry Ford put the world on wheels among many other exhibits.


Walker Art Museum

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History not your thing? Are you more into contemporary art? Check out the Walker Art Museum. They add new content every week expressing modern and contemporary art pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculptures.


The National Zoo

Virtual TravelThe next best thing to going to the zoo is watching the animals live from your home. The National Zoo has live webcams for multiple animals, such as lions, pandas, and elephants. You and your kids can watch them throughout the day and see what they are up to.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

Virtual TravelLand animals not your things? Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Watch the jellyfish, turtles, penguins, sharks, and more. Want to pretend you are on the ocean working? They even have a cam at the Monterey Bay shoreline where you can watch the waves hit the rocks.


Best Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in OrlandoTheme Parks

Yep, take a virtual tour of some of the best theme parks in the United States.

Walt Disney World

There is plenty to see here so set aside some time. Take in the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you’re on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After rideIt’s a Small WorldMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

SeaWorld Orlando

National Parks

Dry Tortugas National Park

How to get to Dry Tortugas National Park from Key WestDry Tortugas National Park is home to a 19th century fort, Fort Jefferson, and amazing crystal blue waters. The island is accessible only by boat or plane that is located 70 miles west of Key West. The remote island does not have any hotels but does permit tent campers. But plan ahead because the ferry will only take 10 campers a day to the island. 

Hawai’i Volcanoes National ParkHawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano - HI | Roadtrippers

Take a virtual tour and learn about an island created by volcanoes. Take a tour through one of the underground lava tube. Be in intrigued by learning how they are formed and why they are important.

Zion National ParkZion National Park in Utah

Take a hike through Zions steep red cliffs while walking through shallow rivers. Follow the river to the Emerald Pools where you can see the many waterfalls and hanging gardens.

Please see below for other amusements that are currently showing virtual tours and exhibits.

More Museums

The Art Institute Of ChicagoThe Detroit Institute of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumNational Women’s History Museum
Frontiers of Flight MuseumMuseum of Innovation & Science
Smithsonian National Museum of African ArtU.S. Capitol
Getty MuseumVatican Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum British Museum, London 

More Zoos and Aquariums

Cincinnati ZooGeorgia Aquarium
Houston Zoo San Diego Zoo
The Shedd Aquarium

 More National Parks and Others

Shenandoah National Park in VirginiaYellowstone National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park in AlaskaMachu Picchu
The Great Wall of ChinaEllis Island
Galapagos IslandsKeukenhof Gardens, Holland

Virtual travel may be the first step to seeing what is out in this big world. 

I know and understand that not everyone has the luxuries of being able to travel whenever they want. But there are ways to travel cheap in the USA if you want to get out.

If you enjoyed all of the virtual tours, the next step on your journey should be to take a staycation or check out traveling the world without leaving home. Experience a museum in your city  or a city near you.

Staycations can be just as fun as a vacation. See how you can take that next step by going on a staycation.

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