Some of us have weeks ahead of us being stuck at home without being able to see our favorite springtime sights due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. There are so many ways you can keep from getting stir crazy while you’re at home with the family!
This week we are going to do a series of posts to help you get through the next few weeks while we practice social distancing. The first in our series is going to show you how you can take fun field trips to faraway places, without leaving your living room!
Get Wild With Zoos Around the Country
Did you know that many zoos all over the world have webcams that allow you to visit your favorite animals? You can watch them play, sleep, eat, and see what it is like from day to day in the life of a giraffe, gorilla, hippo, and more! Take a look at some of the webcams we located around the world:
- Edinburgh Zoo, United Kingdom
- Houston Zoo
- Kansas City Zoo
- Maryland Zoo
- Memphis Zoo
- Paignton Zoo, United Kingdom
- San Diego Zoo
- Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo
- Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ
- Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherlands
- EarthCam offers live feeds of zoos all over the world!
Get Wet at Aquariums Around the World
Just like zoos, many of the large aquariums have habitats you can view via webcam. Take a look at some of the fun ones we have found:
- Georgia Aquarium– African Penguin Webcam
- Georgia Aquarium– Ocean Voyager Webcam
- Aquarium of the Pacific -Penguins, Sharks, Tropical Reefs, and more
- Monterey Bay Aquarium– Watch penguins, sea otters, sharks, birds, sea turtles and many more ocean animals on exhibit, as well as marine life in Monterey Bay
- The National Aquarium– Black Tip Reef
- Oregon Coast Aquarium– Shark Cam
Take a Virtual Trip Around the World
There are a ton of online tools for you to use to have fun at home, but learn something along the way. Take a look at some of the resources we found!
- Discovery Education– You can sign up for “virtual field trips” to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving home
- The White House– See a 360-degree view of more than a dozen rooms (that are not on the official tour)
- Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace
- Visit 360 Cities for 360 views of iconic landmarks like Mount Rushmore
Visit some of the best art galleries in the world virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, kids can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.
- Louvre Museum, Paris
- National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
The best part about these virtual field trips is you can make note of all the places you want to visit when we are able to freely go back out! Our friends at Key to the World Travel can help you quote your family vacation anywhere in the world and even help you with tickets to the attractions in the areas you want to travel. Best of all, their services are free to you!
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