This spring, as classrooms transitioned online, we posted 25 virtual resources to help engage your students. As more and more travel partners and cultural institutions have expanded their digital offerings, our team has put together a new collection of resources to keep students immersed while learning remotely.
Keep reading to explore virtual tools for arts, science, social studies, and more, from attractions in some of our most popular student travel destinations.
- Explore a virtual exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art.
- Find resources and activities from the Orlando Science Center.
- Design a theme park with help from Disney Imagineers (in partnership with Kahn Academy and Pixar).
- Take remote learning to new heights with space education from the Kennedy Space Center.
New York City
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts streams virtual classes on Facebook each Friday.
- They also feature short, family-friendly concerts and shows at 4pm ET on Wednesdays. Find more Lincoln Center digital resources here.
- View online exhibits and find Art at Home resources from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Take classes from Broadway directors, choreographers, and actors working on hit shows like Frozen, Waitress, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
- Create and learn with the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Experience Science at Home with the Museum of Science and Industry.
- View virtual exhibits from the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the American Writers Museum, and more.
- Browse resources to explore LA's Getty Museum through art books, online exhibitions, podcasts, and videos.
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art provides a virtual tour and activities.
- The San Diego Museum of Art offers virtual tours, activities, performances, lectures, and more.
- Find educational resources, activities, and lesson plans, and more from the San Diego Museum of Natural History.
- View famous historic documents from the Museum of the National Archives.
- Learn about Civil War-era DC, and Lincoln's assassination, with distance learning resources from Ford's Theatre.
- The National Gallery of Art has teaching materials available for younger kids, teens, and adults.
- Take part in virtual workshops and performances from Mars Arts DC.
- Bring history to life with a virtual tour of the National WWII Museum.
- Preservation Hall offers educational resources, such as lesson plans and concerts, as well as a virtual tour.
- Explore the French Quarter's history and architecture with the Vieux Carré Virtual Library.
- Virtual field trips from The Historic New Orleans Collection are free and open to the public.
- Separate fact from fiction on a virtual Voodoo tour.
- Walk through Revolutionary history along the Freedom Trail.
- Uncover history and technology at interactive digs with the Archaeological Institute of America.
- Dive into the New England Aquarium with a virtual visit - including whale watching!
- Browse the digital archives and catch pre-recorded performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
- Complete these DIY activities from the Adventure Science Center.
- Watch virtual performances at the Grand Ole Opry via Facebook or YouTube.
- The Nashville Symphony has made available at-home educational resources and lessons.
- Explore force and motion, space, engineering, and more activities, videos, and exhibits from the Franklin Institute.
- The National Constitution Center now offers 4 virtual tours to help us explore our founding document.
- Take a VR tour of the Liberty Bell.