Virtual Field Trips

**Some of the field trips include Youtube videos. Teachers, please visit the online experiences yourself before you make them available to your students so you can make sure that all aspects of the virtual trip will be accessible by those on a restricted network. One option could be to show videos on the big screen while students explore other elements of the exhibits individually from their desks.

Click on the Collections tab and explore everything from the Apollo 11 space capsule to a Triceratops skeleton... all in amazing 3D.

This virtual tour of Washington D.C. has a 4-day itinerary that includes videos, games, and activities. See the major monuments and memorials, spend time at some of the Smithsonian museums, visit the U.S. Capitol, try to build and fly a plane just like the Wright brothers, and much more.

**Some of the videos included in this trip are on Youtube. There are many activities that can be accessed by students so it's definitely worth checking out.

George Washington slept here! Visit our first President's historic home through this interactive virtual tour.

**There are a few Youtube videos although students can explore the house and grounds through descriptive photographs, most of them with 360 degree views.

This virtual tour of the famous immigration center is offered through Scholastic. Students can watch videos and view captioned photographs depicting every step of an immigrant's journey to the United States of America.

Investigate the role of women in the history of sports, science, government, and the military. The online exhibits include articles with photographs and Prezi presentations.

This memorial to the Holocaust provides online exhibits through photographs, videos, oral interviews, and documents.

The Nathan and Polly Johnson house is not normally open to the public but this interactive virtual tour allows students to view an important piece of history. The house was owned by free blacks and provided refuge for those traveling along the Underground Railroad. It was the first home of Frederick Douglas after his escape from slavery in 1838.

The only national museum to document African American life, history, and culture. Interactive Learning Labs use documents, photographs and videos to showcase moments in history through the African American perspective.

This series of living history videos hosted by Scholastic takes students aboard the Mayflower, on a visit to an authentic Wampanoag homesite, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Pilgrim life. The videos will play on student devices. There is also a slideshow tour available on the site.

Take a virtual field trip that is truly out of this world!

NASA has partnered with Google to offer a 3D replica of the Martian surface using images recorded by the Curiosity rover. This does work on the student network using either iPads or Macbooks.

*If using an iPad, make sure "Request Desktop Site" is turned off in Safari Settings. That ensures the mobile version will load.

These zoos and aquariums offer "Live Cams" which the teacher can show on the big screen while students explore fun activities such as coloring pages, stories, and games. The "Live Cam" videos will not play on our student network.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers a virtual tour using panoramic photographs that allows visitors to tour the aquatic exhibits

The National Baseball Hall of Fame offers a digital collection that includes photographs, online exhibits, oral histories, and more... plus, a virtual collection that integrates live online events and archived Youtube videos.

The National Museum of Computing offers a 3D virtual tour that includes images, videos, documents, and other interactive elements that allows students to explore the world's largest collection of working historic computers.

Take a 3D virtual tour of the Presidential South Dakota landmark.

Explore the world's largest cave in this National Geographic 360-degree photographic tour, complete with the sounds of cave life.

**If you are using an iPad or other mobile device, turn it to landscape mode so you can view the captions that explain each part of the cave.