Virtual Tours of Museums and Aquariums
08 May 2020
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!
- The Louvre: The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
- 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.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: offers a 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
- Van Gogh Museum: Thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can now get a closer look at some of Van Goghs marvellous art pieces!
- 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.
- 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.
- British Museum, London: View historical artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies on this virtual tour .
- 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.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Golden Age of Dutch art is highlighted in this museum which includes the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt.
- National Museum of the United States Air Force: Check out military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force’s official museum.
- 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
- 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.
- Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a “Panda Cam” livestream on its website.
- Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium’s live cam.
- 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.
- 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.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.