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Virtual Tours

Need to escape your living room? Check out these virtual tours.


PA Virtual Tours

PA’s Pursue Your Hominess

Check out this website to find all things Pennsylvania! Plus, we have some other great virtual experiences below!


National Constitution Center

Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives.


The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

Offers multiple online exhibits, including Penn’s Treaty, which looks at the “firm league of peace” Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn established with the Native Americans through the collection of art, artifacts and documents in the collection donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin.


Top Philadelphia Area Attractions

Check in on the Elmwood Park Zoo giraffes on a rainy day, browse the Barnes Foundation’s permanent collection from home and explore more than 100 Free Library of Philadelphia databases and shareable content on the go.


Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge

The site of a turning point in the American Revolution illustrates life during the Valley Forge winter through the park’s collections and the headquarters occupied by General George Washington and his officers during the encampment.


The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

Provides several 360-degree virtual tours of equipment in the collection, from Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives to Pullman club-restaurant-sleep cars.


Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

Among the virtual tours offered by the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, is Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s, including all the old favorites like Barbie, Matchbox vehicles, Gumby, that mechanical monkey clapping cymbals and many, many others.


The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

Provides Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip hosted by Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series of children’s historical fiction novels that includes artifacts and documents from the Revolutionary War.


The National Toy Train Museum, Strasburg

Has an entire library of videos shot from the engine cabs of many of the toy trains in the collection as they race along the track layouts of the museum.


Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia

Birthplace of the American Revolution, the Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, takes a virtual into the sights and sounds of the 18th century and inspiration that went into the Stars and Stripes.


The Penn State All-Sports Museum, University Park

Offers a virtual tour through Google Maps, including a glimpse at each of the museum’s exhibits.


The Frick, Pittsburgh

Offers seven virtual tours ranging from pastel works by Jean-Francois Millet to fashion from the Gilded Age.


American Treasure Tour Museum, Oaks

Offers a glimpse into the collection of collections housed in a former tire factory, ranging from beautifully restored self-playing orchestra to hordes of life-size clown statues and stuffed animals from carnivals and promotional campaigns to decades worth of movie posters.


Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Ulysses

Get a taste of Pennsylvania’s lumbering heritage Pennsylvania’s in a virtual tour of the exhibits and 10-acre campus, including a re-creation of an early 20th century lumber camp.




World Virtual Tours

The Pacific Science Center

Include educational worksheets, activities and hands-on experiments.


The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

is featuring a new animal every day on Facebook Live. You can ask questions if you watch it live (every day at noon); the episodes are also archived on the zoo’s site.


British Museum, London

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.


Guggenheim Museum, New York

Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.


National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.


Musée d’Orsay, Paris

You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.


National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.


Pergamon Museum, Berlin

As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.


Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.


The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.


Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de'Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.


MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.


National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.


To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.



Kids’ Corner

Some three years later many of us still remember this BBC interview video going viral. Don’t let that be you. Check out the Kids Corner for different activities to keep your kiddo engaged.


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Reading, History and Phonics:

  • Digital learning content for preschool through high school.
  • Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.
  • Foreign languages
  • A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access; USERNAME: read (case sensitive)PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)
  • Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.


Games:

  • Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects
  • Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!
  • Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.


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