Get ready for some amazing field trips folks! The Little Steps team has gathered up a list of incredible field trips you can take from home with the kids. From virtual reality trips to visiting MARS to going deep inside a volcano, this handy guide offers edutainment galore. We simply can not stop clicking!
Google does it again with this cool app. Download the Google Expeditions app to your mobile device and explore the multitude of online tours available for viewing in regular format, VR, and also via guided tours. We had fun exploring Da Vinci's Inventions, taking a tour of the International Space Station, visiting Mount Everest, and going underwater in the Galapagos. There is so much here - have fun!
Google Expeditions, click here
ey space cadets, NASA has released a very unique program that helps kids get a taste of planet MARS from their own home computer, tablet, or phone. Check out fun facts about this interesting planet, compare your weather with the weather on MARS, check out DIY experiments, and send a postcard to the rover. This website is loaded with edutainment for all ages! There are also cool apps for tracking the sun, stars, and moon. We also love the How Many People Are In Space Apps where you can see who is in space right now!
Visit MARS with NASA, click here
Visit The Moon With NASA, click here
Visit The Sun, click here
Unique Apps For Budding Astronomers:
Stellarium - view the night sky in AI
Sky Guide - makes stargazing simple!
Sun Seeker - hands-on solar tracking
Did you know there are 1,571 active volcanoes in the world? Do you want to visit one from your bed? Google Earth tracks the most volatile volcanoes and you can simply click and start exploring. We also enjoyed watching the heart-pounding Youtube video by Red Bull which takes you on a 360-degree expedition into the heart of an active volcano. Wow!
Google Earth Volcanoes, click here
360 Degree Expedition, click here
More volcano virtual resources:
Digital Volcano - Descend into one of the world's most extreme environments
Music always soothes the soul! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is currently closed due to COVID-19 and in response has launched a rather groovy microsite called Rock And Roll Edu. All kids should learn a little something about The Rolling Stones, early Hip Hop bands, and The Beatles. Explore music education at it's finest with tunes, stories, and more. Grammy Museum At Home is a new initiative that features fun ideas such as drawing to music, interviews (including the late Kenny Rogers), and inspiring chats with folks such as Kool And The Gang. Boom!
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, edu.rockhall.com
Grammy Museum At Home, grammymuseum.org
One investment that will pay plenty of educational dividends is a pair of VR viewers. You can buy the viewer online, put your smartphone into the viewer and download the relevant app and then unleash the power of VR in interactive field trip videos and learning all over the world. Top videos to explore via VR include videos by Conservation International,
VR Films To Watch With Kids:
Conservation International, Amazon, Oceans, More
360 Youtube VR For Kids, lots of amazing videos here
Google Earth VR - Innovative and educational
Discovery VR - Animals and more
Virtual Field Trips With Boeing - Super cool kids trips!
Hong Kong VR Viewer:
Singapore VR Viewer:
Kuala Lumpur VR Viewer:
Tour the best zoos in the world, say hello to a Panda live on webcam, chillax while viewing Belluga whales at an aquarium, and visit the top landmarks in the world all on your computer. Want to skip the zoo and head to Africa - they have webcams there too. With the closures of top tourist destinations around the world comes many innovations for virtual tours and live viewings - enjoy! Want to see animals in your house? Get ready for hours of fun with this unique roll-out by Google! All you have to do is google your favorite animal into your Google Search on your mobile device. Click on the View In 3D button under the animal search information (usually the top listing). Follow the instructions and watch your animal come alive in AI on your phone in your living room. Holy moly, it's a lot of fun and be prepared to take a lot of photos of the bears, crocs, and lions hanging out in your house.
Google Animals 3D, arvr.google.com/ar
Visit A Virtual Zoo And More Animals:
San Diego Zoo, kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos
Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam, click here
Smithsonian’s National Zoo, nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams
Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland, click here
Houston Zoo, www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams
Tembe Elephant Park, explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/tembe-elephant-park
Bald Eagle Live Cam, naeaglecam.org
Live Puppy Playroom, explore.org/livecams
There are lots of innovations in the area of virtual field trips! Google Arts and Culture have partnered with over 2,500 of the world's leading museums and offering online virtual tours and online displays of their exhibitions and key masterpieces. Visit the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and plenty more all from the comfort of your home.
Google Arts And Culture, Click here
More Virtual Museum Tours For Kids And Families:
The Louvre, www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
Michigan Science Center, click here
Van Gogh Museum, click here
The Vatican, click here
The Best Of Art Murals In NYC, click here
Hermatage, click here
Tourism Australia has taken virtual field trips very seriously with a slew of online offerings including - live stream of baby koalas, cooking experiences with Australia's top chefs, music from some of the country's most loved singers and bands, or 360-degree tours from some of Australia's most iconic natural and cultural destinations, Australia's top attractions and artists are rising to the challenge and keeping people entertained at home.
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, click here
Australian Reptile Park, click here
Australian Balley Morning Dance Classes, click here
Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games, click here
Koala Cams, click here
Sydney Harbour Sunset, click here
Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef, click here
Visit Rottnest Island, click here
Virtual Wine Tasting With Ben Ean, click here
Want to learn all about what animals live at different depths in the ocean? This handy site teaches your kids in a fun and easy to navigate way. Want more? The best and biggest aquariums from all over the world are offering loads of virtual fun including live tours, webcams, and more. Learn about sea life from the experts!
Deep Sea Diving, neal.fun/deep-sea
Visit An Aquarium Live:
Georgia Aquarium, www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam /beluga-whale-webcam
Loggerhead Marine Life, marinelife.org/homelearn
Monterey Bay Aquarium,
National Aquarium, aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore
Landmarks, landmarks, landmarks! For parents looking to combine a bit of educational learning from home, these handy tours online and webcam set-ups give you just what you need. Kids can tour Buckingham Palace, Easter Island, The White House, and the Great Wall Of China from their sofa! Cool - we sure think so!
Buckingham Palace, www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace
Easter Island, www.appchile360.cl/index_en.html
Galapagos Island, watch here
Taj Mahal, www.taj-mahal.net/newtaj
Great Barrier Reef, attenboroughsreef.com
Great Wall Of China, www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china
Son Doong Cave, click here
View The Best Parks In USA, click here
Tour The White House, artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-white-house
Carlsbad Caverns, click here