Start crossing off Bucket List must do’s from the comfort of your home! Many Museums, Zoos and Aquariums are now offering a wide range of virtual tours. Now you can travel the world without even getting on a plane!

Museums

  1. The Louvre: The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
  2. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: View the works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc and other works from 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim’s Collection Online.
  3. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: offers a 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
  4. Van Gogh Museum:  Thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can now get a closer look at some of Van Goghs marvellous art pieces!
  5. Getty Museum: Los Angeles’s premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” which explores some of the food and beverages consumed during Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  6. The Vatican Museum: The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Raphael’s Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican’s virtual tour.
  7. British Museum, London: View historical artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies on this virtual tour .
  8. NASA: Take a trip into space and NASA’s history in the virtua tours provided by Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center . You can also try some “augmented reality experiences” via The Space Center Houston’s app.
  9. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Golden Age of Dutch art is highlighted in this museum which includes the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt.
  10. National Museum of the United States Air Force: Check out military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force’s official museum.
  11. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Take this chance to view 16 virtual exhibits including a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.

Zoos and Aquariums

  1. The Cincinnati Zoo: Check in around 3 p.m., because that’s the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
  2. Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a “Panda Cam” livestream on its website.
  3. Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium’s live cam.
  4. Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo’s live cam, but the elephants are definitely the main attraction.
  5. San Diego Zoo: This Zoo offers the widest range of live cam options, between koalas, polar bears, and tigers are just a few wild creatures you can view.
  6. Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.