Tour a National Park, visit a museum, walk around the White House… all from the comfort of your couch.
For those looking for enriching and unique ways to fill some time, we have good news for you! There are countless tourist attractions, landmarks, museums, zoos and more that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. We’ve compiled some of our favorite (and FREE!) virtual tours and videos from across the web.
Feeling a little cooped up? Why not (virtually) visit one of America’s National Parks? Follow National Park Rangers to places most people never get to see on these incredible guided tours of some of our most spectacular National Parks. Or, explore explore our National Parks and monuments on your own via Google Arts & Culture or Google Earth.
Google Arts & Culture has virtual walk throughs and guided tours of the world’s most renowned cultural landmarks. Explore museums, palaces, art galleries, and cultural sites like the White House, or the ruins of Pompeii. The possibilities are endless!
Explore the dinosaur hall of the Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science in Berlin.
Mummies? Dinosaurs? Bugs? The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has all that and more. Peruse the halls of this national museum and enjoy some of the 145 million artifacts and specimens that make up their collection in this free, online virtual tour.
Even if you can’t visit a zoo, you can still join in on the fun. Many zoos across the country offer live webcam streaming of their exhibits so you don’t miss out on any of the action.
The San Diego Zoo offers several live cams for you to view.
The Atlanta Zoo in Georgia has a dedicated panda cam for your daily dose of cuteness.
The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a “Home Safari Facebook Live” each weekday at 3pm EDT on their Facebook page. They will highlight one of their amazing animals (including the famous Fiona the hippo) and include an activity you can do from home. All of the safaris are also posted on the zoo’s website and YouTube page.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium can help you keep up with your aquatic animal friends with their 11 live cams, including, otters, penguins and sharks!