The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to FREE Virtual Field Trips

We love taking people on our Homeschool Road Trips! If in-real-life travel isn’t an option for your family right now, though, go on a virtual field trip instead!

Below, you’ll find virtual field trips to museums, zoos, various states and countries, manufacturing centers, and more! There are also lots of live cams and even virtual rides to take.

So if your family feels a little stir crazy and needs to get out and have some fun, do it virtually! 

This is part of a series of FREE resources! To see the rest of the educational resources in this series, click here. 

You can find many FREE Field Trip Journals on Teacher Pay Teachers. 

Here is a FREE virtual field trip lesson plan. 

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British Museum in 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. 

Bryce Canyon in Utah 

Buckingham Palace 

Carlsbad Caverns in Southern New Mexico 

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

Discovery Education has many virtual field trips from Tech and Manufacturing to Science, STEM and Exploration! 

Dry Tortuga National Park in Florida 

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

The Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.…/great-wall-of-china

Hawaii Volcanoes

International Space Station

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Kenai Fjords National Park

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

The Met

Mount Vernon

National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

National Portrait Gallery UK

National WWII Museum

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.

Virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

The White House

Tour Yellowstone National Park!…/lea…/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Angkor Wat, 12th century CE, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Archaeological Areas of Pompeii

Borobudur Temple, 9th century CE, Indonesia



Sydney Opera House

Taj Mahal, 1648, India

Taos Pueblo

Schönbrunn Palace, 1699, Austria

Live Cams 

There are so many great FREE resources on Teachers Pay Teachers for Zoo Field Trips.

Here are a few of our favorites for Field Trips:

The best website I’ve found for live cams is They have hundreds of them!

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

Right here in my state of TN, we have Chattanooga Zoo. They have some of the most unusual webcams out there with a Meerkat, Snow Leopard, Tamarin (you have to see them), and the cutest Spotted Genet!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is where you can find Winter and Hope from Dolphin Tale.

Detroit Zoo has penguins, otters, falcons, snow monkeys and wolves.

The Dublin Zoo has an African Savanna, Penguins and Elephant cams

Edinburgh Zoo also has a Panda cam.

Elmwood Park has Eagle and Giraffe Cams

Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more

Greenville SC Zoo has a barn and paddock cam.

This might be the cutest one yet. Hen Cam.

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Kansas City Zoo has Penguins, Polar Bears, Giraffes, Otters and Orangutan cams.

Marwell Wildlife has a Flamingo Cam!

Milwaukee County Zoo Tigers, Polar Bear, Jaguar, Hyenas and Penguins.

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

The National Zoo in Washington, DC has a Cheetah cub cam!! As well as Mole Rats (weird), Lion, Giant Panda and Elephant cams.

Speaking of cu bs, Ouwehand Park in the Netherlands has adorable twin polar bear cubs!

Philadelphia Zoo has penguins too

Reid Park Zoo in AZ has several Elephant and Grizzly Bear cams as well as giraffes, lions and lemurs!

San Diego Zoo

Victoria Zoos has Koala and Kangaroo cams. 

Virtual Rides!

As always, we recommend that you watch videos first to be sure they are family friendly! 

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Ride Through at Magic Kingdom

Frozen at Walt Disney World Epcot

Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom It’s a Small World Walt Disney World

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Walt Disney World

Peter Pan’s Flight Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Disney Magic Kingdom

Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Space Mountain at Walt Disney World

Star Wars Ride – Rise of the Resistance Trackless Dark Ride – Disney Parks

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Epcot Walt Disney World

Toy Story Mania Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World


About the author


Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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