Did you know there are around 850 million visits annually to U.S. museums? That’s more than professional sporting events and theme parks combined! People of all ages love museums. But what can you do if your favorite kids museum is temporarily closed? We’ve got you covered!
From classical art collections and exhibits on body movement to the super popular-with-kids Egyptian rooms, this famous French museum has it all. You can travel to Paris without leaving the comfort of your living room!
2. The National Gallery of Art
A fun museum for kids and adults, The National Gallery of Art is located in Washington D.C. and offers audio and visual tours of world-famous art collections. Here, you can find installation art, sculptures, and much more.
3. Museum of Modern Art
One of the world’s most recognizable paintings is definitely Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Taking a virtual walkthrough of the Museum of Modern Art(known as MoMA) is an educational and fascinating journey. If you’re looking for things to do with kids, don’t miss the Museum of Modern Art.
4. Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam
This isn’t a kids museum or a museum — it’s a zoo! Still, you can learn a lot about different cultures and environmental experiences with this virtual tour. What are the panda bears up to? Watch the panda bears eat, play, and nap at the Atlanta Zoo! This is a wild experience for any nature lover.
5. Anne Frank Video Diary
Walking through the Anne Frank house would be an excellent virtual experience to pair with reading The Diary of Anne Frank. This is an excellent learning opportunity that kids and adults will find fascinating and impactful.
6. NASA Mission Operations
This virtual tour is provided by NASA for fans of kids museums and space-loving aspiring astronauts. 3-2-1 lift off! If you can’t leave your home, you might as well pretend you’re in outer space.
7. The Great Wall of China
Let’s take a walk across the Great Wall of China! This is a mind-blowing virtual experience that puts you right on top of the wall. Kids and adults will find the sights and the history incredible. Get your walking shoes ready!
There are so many great educational and enriching activities available online. Let us know in the comments below what your favorite virtual tour experience was! We hope you enjoyed the virtual tour alternatives to physically being at a kids museum and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our own exhibits.