Great Virtual Tours to Keep Kids Busy

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With the summer heat finally taking hold of everyone, field trips are a nice change of pace for many. Unfortunately, some of the best places to visit and actually receive some form of educational value are not the most convenient for everyone. I spent that past few weeks surfing the internet looking for some really great virtual field trips. These virtual field trips are rather nicely done and provide good learning opportunities without having to pack up the family truckster and listen to "Are we there yet?" for long periods of time.

Plant Hunters
Tour the New York Botanical Garden and learn about the variety of plants they have. Great educational information!
http://www.nybg.org/planthunters/

Acropolis
Incredible 360 views. Pictures are outstanding and look great even full screen!
http://www.acropolis360.com/

Panoramic Virtual Tour of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/

The Louvre

It could take days to see all the Louvre has to offer, so do it from the comfort of your own home!
http://www.louvre.fr/llv/musee/visite_virtuelle.jsp?bmLocale=en

Grand Canyon Virtual Tour
You can even take a virtual raft trip through the Grand Canyon!
http://www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm

Taj Mahal
360 panorama photos and information about this beautiful building.
http://www.taj-mahal.net/index.htm

St. Paul's Cathedral

Beautiful tour with great panoramas and min-movies.
http://www.explore-stpauls.net/

Nautilus Live
Follow deep sea divers as they explore ancient history on the sea floor! Live cams let you experience expeditions as they happen!
http://www.nautiluslive.org/

National Geographic Virtual Rain Forest at Night

This is a shorter tour, but has some great information about the plants and animals in a rain forest.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/00/earthpulse/rainforest/index_flash.html

Statue of Liberty
Really great photos and information about the Statues of Liberty.
http://www.nps.gov/stli/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm

Do you have any favorite virtual tours besides the ones above? Post them in the comments section as we'd love to see what else is out there!

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