Virtual Field Trip

Hop on the CBW bus and turn on your computers. We’re going on a field trip!

There are so many amazing field trips below you are sure to find one you — and the young people in your life — will love! Some of these field tips are self-guided ones that you can enjoy any time. Others are live tours, animal visits or other special events. Explore, enjoy and be sure to explore the book lists, created by our CBW team, to learn more!

Let’s go to a museum!

Travel to Paris, France to see world-famous works of art
Explore The Louvre with this virtual field trip. Fascinating for older kids–and parents, too!
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!
This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.
https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour  

And be sure to check out this list of top books about museums!


Let’s go to the zoo!

There are some amazing zoos out there and you can visit lots of them!

Close to home, the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown has an interactive zoo school weekdays at 11 am EDT.
https://www.facebook.com/EPZoo/

At 2 p.m. EDT, head into the city to the Philadelphia Zoo to learn about the different animals in the zoo from their keepers.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/philadelphiazoo/videos/

Visit the Cincinnati Zoo for its home safari. Join them on Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/live

Lions and tigers and bears…Oh my!
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Click here for a list of books about zoos and animals which will amuse, educate and help children understand the animals they see on their Virtual Zoo Visit!


Let’s visit a farm!

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Click here for list of picture books about farms!


Let’s soar to Mars!

Mars has fascinated people for more than a hundred years! Now you can explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover!
They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Click here for a variety of titles for would-be explorers of all ages!


Let’s go to the aquarium!

Let’s travel to California, where the Monterey Bay Aquarium staff are narrating facebook live videos and answering viewers’ questions. There are great aquariums across the country and around the world, but the Monterey Bay Aquarium really is exceptional. It is a great place to start exploring!
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

Click here to explore more about ocean animals!


Let’s dive under the sea!

You can also go under the sea with The Nature Conservatory’s Reef Cam, where you can look at reefs and observe schools of fish in Port Phillip Bay, Australia.
https://www.natureaustralia.org.au/what-we-do/our-priorities/oceans/ocean-stories/reef-cam-underwater/

Click here to take a deep-dive into titles about Coral Reefs!


Let’s explore the world!

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Click here to learn more about the Great Wall and China!