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Going on a Visit

In light of recent events, families are finding themselves in the position of not only being at home with their children for an extended period of time, but educating them as well. Unlike a school holiday, places like zoos, aquariums and museums are closed in an effort to keep people from congregating. Travel is also on hold.

Virtual trips are a fun and educational way to visit places and keep “travel” going.

Below are 20 virtual field trips that you can take with your children. There are also lesson ideas, activities and book suggestions to extend the learning for each type of visit.

ART MUSEUMS

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.

ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES

  • Choose a favourite painting or sculpture and create a copycat piece of art.
  • Research an artist. This is a great book about some amazing artists kids should know about https://amzn.to/38QWQGf (affiliate link).
  • Choose a piece of art to focus on. Describe it, tell why you chose it and how it makes you feel.
  • Choose 2 works of art to compare.

ZOOS

Zoo webcams have allowed visitors to drop in on the habitats of some of the zoo’s favourite animal exhibits. Here are some highlights.

ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES

AQUARIUMS

Just like with zoos, aquariums have used webcams to let you visit their exhibits virtually. In addition, some aquariums have set up virtual tours led by their staff to give visitors a more in depth look at their facility.

ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES