Virtual Smithsonian Field Trips & Educational Resources – The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History offers incredible virtual tours and an extremely thorough educational resources page that makes distance learning fun and VERY entertaining.
Locally, The Detroit Zoo, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and The Detroit Institute of Arts are among the local landmarks that have stepped up their virtual educational learning pages in a big way during Covid-19. You can also explore the outside world thanks to virtual tours of world parks, landmarks, and museums.
Virtual field trips and education pages are being offered by The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Yellowstone National Park, The Colosseum, The Statue of Liberty, The Louvre, and more.
Virtual Smithsonian Field Trips & Educational Resources
SMITHSONIAN VIRTUAL TOUR
Smithsonian Virtual Tour – naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-022.html – This comprehensive tour lets you scroll, zoom and click on exhibits all over the museum. A handy guide lets you explore the museum floor by floor or use the handy map at the top corner of the screen to click on exhibits. The map even tracks the places you’ve clicked and shows you exactly the view you’d be seeing if you were at the museum itself. The incredible zoom feature focuses to tight, you can clearly read the script at all the exhibit stations.
SMITHSONIAN ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Smithsonian Department of Education – https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education – The section features frequent live video webinars across a host of subjects, recorded webcasts, and teaching resources across a wide range of topics. Resources for teachers and homeschool parents include hands-on activities, worksheets, literacy resources, and more. Subjects include: Earth Science, Engineering & Tech, Life Science, Paleontology, Physical Science, Science & Nature, and Social Studies.
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th St & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560
Explore the world and expand your horizons with online virtual field trips. For more info on visit Virtual Smithsonian Field Trips & Educational Resources naturalhistory.si.edu