16 Tours for Virtual Learning & 8 FREE Resources To Go With Them!
When plans change and you are stuck at home, there are loads of activities to take the pressure off the homeschooling family. Sometimes, though, it’s just good to escape. Dream about the places you want to go in person and enjoy activities at home that will add fuel to your plans for learning with these virtual learning resources.
To start things off with a bang, let’s head to a few famous palaces. There are probably loads of other famous palaces with virtual tours, but these are iconic and perfect for enhancing your medieval Europe studies.
Buckingham Palace – London England
The Palace of Holyroodhouse – Edinburgh, Scotland
The Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
The Doge’s Palace – Venice, Italy
The Tower of London – London, England
Castle & Palace Learning Resources
Everyone loves learning about historic castles and palaces. Make those fairytale dreams come true using learning resources like these with a palace virtual tour.
Gorgeous Gardens – The Next Stop On Our Tour.
Botany, bugs & blooms! Garden tours for every season can entertain & engage kids. Virtual tours are the perfect place for an indoor nature study. No magnifying glass required – or bug spray & sunscreen!
Hidcote English Gardens, England
Monet’s Garden – Giverny, France
Japanese Garden – Portland, Oregon
Garden Virtual Learning Resources
Nature studies and botany printables are such fun ways to learn about science! Here are a few favorites that other homeschool families love. They go great with a variety of science curricula.
National parks the world over are teeming with adventures for curious kiddos needing to escape and explore.
Pyramids of Giza – Egypt
National Parks Virtual Learning Resources
Only a few national parks have online resources because they want you to visit in person. But, that’s not always possible. These resources are awesome companions to a few of the virtual tours mentioned above.
Zoos & Aquariums
Zoo cams can be mesmerizing, relaxing and downright funny! Grab a zoo cam and one of the free resources below. Have fun seeing how the animals behave went they think no one is watching!
San Diego Zoo live cam – San Diego, CA
Edinburgh Zoo live cam – Edinburgh, Scotland
Dublin Zoo animal Cams – Dubin, Ireland
Zoo Virtual Learning Resources
Let’s Study Dublin – unit study includes resources for Dublin Zoo
Art, artifacts, science, and history – just to name a few! There are oodles of famous museum virtual tours available, but there are only a few that offer quality, engaging activities to supplement virtual tours for homeschoolers. Grab the entire list & check out these educational and enchanting virtual museum tours & the unit studies that go with them. You’ll want to check out the Egyptian Mummies Virtual Tour & Unit Study for a super fun, virtual museum adventure. Get ready to bring the study of ancient Egypt to life while you learn all about mummies. Your kids will love it, and so will you!
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.