Wanting to travel the world but practicing social distancing? Below are some virtual museum tours and experiences offered by museums and historical sites around the world. Enjoy a self-guided visit from the comfort of your own home!

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National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History offers an excellent virtual museum tours. Enjoy tours of their permanent exhibits, rotating exhibits, and research stations. If the kids are home from school, this is a great way to keep their brains stimulated.

National Museum of Natural History

The National Zoo

If you can’t visit the zoo, what’s the next best thing? Watching the animals live! The Smithsonian’s National Zoo offers free webcams of their animals, including pandas, lions & elephants. Your kids will love watching the animals throughout the day!

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National Air & Space Museum

The National Air & Space Museum offers virtual museum tours of four separate areas. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll find the different views. You can explore the various aircraft, learn about the space shuttle fleet, and watch historical preservation.

International Space Station

Uffizi Gallery in Italy

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, offers virtual museum tours of their masterpieces. The Uffizi currently holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Italian Renaissance art. Now you’ll be able to view spectacular pieces from Michelangelo and Botticelli, without a transatlantic flight.

The Uffizi Gallery
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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art currently offers two virtual museum tours along with multiple other exhibitions. One exhibit features American Fashion and the other features the works of Johannes Vermeer. There are a number of video tours of the galleries along with a Family Interactives section to keep the kids busy.

Art Gallery

The Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam currently holds the largest collection of art by famed artist, Vincent Van Gogh. With their virtual museum tours, you’ll be able to view some of the museum’s 200 paintings and 500 drawings by this iconic artist.

Starry Night by Van Gogh

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The Louvre

With the Lourve being one of the world’s largest art museums, it is also one of Paris’ historic monuments. There are free virtual museum tours of many of its most important and popular exhibits, including its Egyptian Antiquities and pieces by Michelangelo. It even offers a 360-degree look!

The Louvre in Paris, France

In addition to the museums above, below are a list of museums and historical places currently offering virtual museum tours.

The Art Institute of Chicago
The Detroit Institute of Art
The Henry Ford Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Women’s History Museum
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Museum of Innovation & Science
Carnegie Hall
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
U.S. Capitol

All these places and MORE can be found on Google’s Arts & Culture site. You could spend days exploring all that this site has to offer!

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