Virtual Field Trips
At home destinations, virtually!
On this list of destinations in Virginia and DC, you’ll recognize many old favorites–some you may have visited during a field trip or homeschool day–that have virtual tours of their facilities as well as videos, podcasts, and other resources you can access anytime! Plus, you’ll also find hidden treasures and new, interactive activities and projects to do at home.
This website includes teacher resources, interactive timeline, videos, activity pages, crafts,
This website also has activities.
Historic St. John’s Church
Missing Day at the Capitol? Here, you can see a virtual reenactment of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.
This website includes virtual tours, webcasts, and activities, as well as online resources for educators.
Events include webinars and virtual forums, online courses, and videos on Montpelier’s Youtube channel.
Live virtual tours are available for $10.
This website offers daily livestream events, as well as a virtual tour.
They offer virtual tours, talks, and other educational resources.
Civil War and Modern
American Civil War Museum
This website offers daily activities, videos, and resources.
Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park
Educator materials are available here.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
This website offers a vast array of online learning, exhibitions, and resources.
Agecroft Hall Here, you may view videos that highlight the house and collection’s history.
Hampton History Museum. You can view the collections online.
Hillwood Museum This site offers a virtual tour, videos, and workshops.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley You may browse the collections online.
National Museum of American History This site offers teacher resources, activities for kids, and online exhibitions.
National Museum of the American Indian This site offers exhibitions, activities, and resources.
Red Hill The website contains many learning videos.
The Valentine View online exhibitions and resources.
Virginia Museum of History and Culture This site offers lectures, tours, webinars, and more.
Gardens and Nature
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
This website offers virtual tours, audio tours, gardening tips, and activities for kids.
Check out the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks on Google Arts & Culture
View live ocean cams.
The National Zoo
The website includes a virtual tour and lots of educational activities.
Get educational pages and activities for children. Aslo, follow them on Facebook or Instagram for live videos.
Virginia Living Museum
VLM offers multiple videos daily.
Follow the zoo on Facebook and join in every day at 2:00pm for Virtual Voyage; visit the website for the augmented reality tour and activity sheets.
Wildlife Center of VA
Check out live critter cams and eagle tracking.
American Shakespeare Center
ASC is now streaming several shows. Tickets are required.
This site offers new videos daily.
Taubman Museum of Art
This site offers all sorts of virtual classes and tours.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
This site has a number of at-home art and writing projects for kids.
This site has videos for young children.
Billy Graham Library
Get lesson plans and videos here.
Children’s Museum of Richmond
This site offers videos and activities
Library of Congress
View videos with authors.
Museum of the Bible
This site offers daily episodes with the Lonesome Curator.
Smithsonian Open Access
This site offers images and 3D digital models.
This is an awesome site with virtual field trips, lesson plans, and reading lists.
The site offers virtual exhibits, lesson plans, and activities.
Even when there isn’t a pandemic, many of us may never make it to these treasures around the world–but we CAN experience them online!
British Museum (London)
Musee d’Orsay (Paris)
Musee de Arte de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Uffizi Gallery (Italy)
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)