Exploring the World with Virtual Field Trips

At the height of the pandemic, when travel was all but impossible, famous landmarks around the world began creating virtual tours and experiences. Many of those virtual tours can still be taken for free today. On a weekend when you don’t have other plans, taking a virtual field trip with your child can be a fun, educational way to pass some time. Here are a few places you can explore virtually as a family. 

The Zoo

Zoos aren’t exactly hard to come by, especially if you live in Florida. However, different zoos have different species, so there could be real value in virtually visiting zoos in various areas. Some have robust virtual resources, such as the San Diego Zoo, which has over 4,000 animals of over 800 species. You can also explore areas like the Arctic tundra through live and on-demand videos.  

National Parks

Often, the easiest time to visit National Parks is during long weekends, and during this time, they’re quite busy. You may not be able to see all the sights around all the people observing with you. Avoid the crowds by seeing sights like the volcanoes of Hawaii or the springs of Yellowstone National Park virtually. The National Park Service has a variety of virtual tours available.

The Vatican

Experience the museums of The Vatican without the trip to Rome! These 360 degree virtual tours will allow you and your child to experience the beautiful art and architecture within these buildings without needing a passport. Your child will learn to appreciate the beauty of the administrative and spiritual capital of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Art Museums 

If your child loves art, there are plenty of art museums they can virtually visit around the world. The Louvre has a special site for kids where they can view and learn about some of the most sought-after pieces of art at the museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a similar website for children who wish to learn about art from around the world and throughout time. 

At our Orlando private school, we encourage our students to experience the world around them however they can. St. Charles Borromeo is more than a place to learn; it’s a diverse community. Our staff is committed to proclaiming the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. We believe in teaching the whole child and want students to love learning, helping them grow into well-rounded, contributing members of society. Learn more about us by contacting us here.