Travel the World Using Virtual Reality

Thanks to the Internet, we are more connected to the world around us than ever before. You are no longer expected to travel to experience museums, landmarks, and national parks because many of them offer virtual experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Some of these tours even have VR options so you can further immerse yourself in the experience of learning about new places.

VR Resources for Travelers

Anne Frank House: Explore the home of the Frank family and the secret annex both on your computer or using a VR app to fully immerse yourself in the place where Anne and her family lived.

British Museum of the World: The British Museum helped to create this virtual exhibit space that’s grouped by era so you can research the era you’re most interested in and get all of the information you’re looking for all in one place.

Buckingham Palace: Explore the iconic building that serves as the official residence of the queen by looking at images of the different rooms and click on the information cards.

Easter Island: Check out the sights and sounds of Easter Island by visiting the different areas on the map to see videos, information, and panoramic views.

Farm Food 360: Learn more about where your food comes by immersing yourself in Canadian farms that offer tours of different types of food processing operations, from apples to cows.

Frida Kahlo Museum: Take a 360-degree tour of Casa Azul (Blue House) in Mexico City, Mexico, where famed artist Frida Kahlo lived.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: Take a 360-degree tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. Every room you visit comes with a detailed explanation of what the room was used for and some of the different items in the room.

The Capitol Building and the Legislature: Explore the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., up close, then click around this site to take a virtual tour of many other D.C. landmarks.

Great Wall of China: This virtual tour includes detailed scenes of the Great Wall of China. There’s a free version available, but you can also opt to purchase a private guided virtual tour through Zoom.

Historic Philadelphia: Learn about the many historic sites in the City of Brotherly Love with this virtual tour, which includes pictures, facts, and trivia.

Johnson Space Center: This tour of the Houston, Texas, NASA facility was created by Boeing and covers the history of aerospace innovation and the future we can all look forward to.

Louvre: Visit the different museum rooms and galleries while you admire the architecture of this unique museum. There are virtual tours of specific exhibits that allow you to learn more about different artists from the comfort of your home.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Watch live cams of the different exhibits available at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see what all of the animals are up to.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial: Get up close and personal with Mount Rushmore with this 360-degree virtual tour. You’ll get up-close views here that you can’t get if you visit in person!

Museo Galileo: This virtual museum includes a detailed look at exhibits examining the life of Galileo, his discoveries, and the historical context of his achievements.

National Constitution Center: This virtual tour allows you to explore past and present exhibits created by the National Constitution Center. Groups of up to 300 people can even be part of live, virtual guided tours for a small fee.

National Museum of Computing: Journey through the history of modern computing from its beginnings to the present day all through the comfort of your home! You can stroll through this virtual experience unguided or through a live, virtual tour with a museum expert.

National Museum of Natural History: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has created virtual tours of its exhibits so you can view and explore each room of the facility.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams: The San Diego Zoo has included cameras in its exhibits so you can see what your favorite animals are doing at any time of the day. They also have an archive of old footage for hours more of animal fun!

SeaWorld Orlando: Take in the gorgeous views, explore the attractions, and even swim alongside the sea life at SeaWorld Orlando. If you have a VR headset, you can make this experience even more immersive.

Son Doong: Explore the world’s largest cave, located in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. This 360-degree tour is so detailed that if your speakers are on, you can even hear water running over the rocks around you.

Statue of Liberty: This interactive tour combines high-resolution images, information, and even historical images so you can see what the same areas looked like decades ago!

UPM Forest Life: This Finnish forest tour allows you to learn about different species that call the forest home as you wander through dense trees and explore different hidden pathways. This virtual field trip is never the same every time you visit, and you can focus your experience based on your interests.

Vatican Museum: Get a 360-degree view of art collections at the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, all from the comfort of your home.

Yosemite National Park: Explore the beauty of Yosemite National Park and learn about the details of the different trails you can explore.

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