Virtual Tour Thursday

Virtual Tour Thursday


Kenai Fjords National Park - Apr 2, 2020

Kenai Fjords National Park… Check out this cool virtual tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska! This is something you can do while at home!


Hawaiian Volcanoes - Apr 9, 2020

Explore Hawaiian volcanoes from the inside!

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico - Apr 16, 2020

Explore the more than 100 caves of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico.

Disney Park Day - Apr 23, 2020

If you’re looking for something to do during this extended downtime, how about a Disney park day? Everyone can wear their favorite Disney T-shirts. Make some popcorn and gather around the TV to experience these popular Disney attractions!

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - Apr 30, 2020
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - May 7, 2020

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - May 14, 2020

Parents, take a tour of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona with your little ones! Presented by the National Park Service, Sesame Street, and the National Park Foundation, these short videos and accompanying hands-on activities introduce preschoolers to the natural world.

Gateway National Recreation Area, New York - May 21, 2020

Here’s another one, parents of little ones! Take a tour of the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York. Presented by the National Park Service, Sesame Street, and the National Park Foundation, these short videos and accompanying hands-on activities introduce preschoolers to the natural world.

Channel Islands National Park, California - May 28, 2020

Immerse yourself in a 360 video of the Channel Islands National Park off the coast near Oxnard, courtesy of the National Parks Foundation. Watch these videos on a mobile device to get the full experience – move around to see the full span of these remarkable landscapes.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon - June 4, 2020

Ever thought about visiting Crater Lake National Park? If this Oregonian gem isn’t already on your bucket list, check out this 360-video created in partnership with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley courtesy of National Park Foundation!

Mt. Fuji, Japan - June 11, 2020

Take a closer look at Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest mountain. Mt. Fuji is world renowned not only for its natural splendor and its spiritual significance, but also for its enduring influence on Japanese culture.

Natural Marine Sanctuaries - June 18, 2020

If you miss the ocean, but can't get there at the moment, satisfy your cravings with a virtual dive. The Natural Marine Sanctuaries offer immersive diving experiences for a variety of underwater locales, including American Samoa and the Florida Keys. There, you can see sea lions swimming through kelp, massive coral reefs, and much more.

San Diego Zoo - June 25, 2020

Take a peek into various zoo exhibits with these live cameras from the San Diego Zoo! There's also an archive of old footage, if you're looking for more animal fun.

Statue of Liberty - July 2, 2020

This 4th, you can celebrate the holiday by delving deeper into the history of our country with a virtual visit to the Statue of Liberty. This interactive virtual tour is a combination of high-resolution spherical images, historical information, and historic images taken in the same areas decades ago.

Tuscon Zoo, Arizona - July 9, 2020

This zoo in Tucson, Arizona is offering an up-close view at elephants, grizzly bears, lions, and more with live zoo cams! You can also check out the zoo's social media accounts for downloadable activity pages, behind the scenes information, and fun animal facts.

NYC Museum of Metropolitan Art - July 16, 2020

This site from New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map. Behind-the-scenes videos feature kids just like them, and a "time machine" allows them to explore thousands of years of art. Fun facts and creative projects abound.

Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York - July 23, 2020

While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s doors in Cooperstown may be closed to the public during this global emergency, there are still many ways for fans of all ages to learn the game’s history, explore its connection to global culture and experience the magic of the Museum from afar.

Explore this growing list of virtual museum programs, educational experiences and other videos that can provide a way to remain connected to the museum and the history of our National Pastime.

Explore NASA - July 30, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore space? Let NASA bring the universe into your home with their “Nasa At Home” page where you and your family can go on Virtual Tours and find other activities to safely do at home!

Monterey Bay Aquarium, California - Aug 6, 2020

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium located in Monterey, CA safely from your couch by exploring their webcams which feature live feeding narrations of some of their most popular exhibits like the penguins and sea otters! You can also enroll for free guided activities to support children’s learning at home.

Cincinnati Zoo - Aug 13, 2020

During COVID-19, the Cincinnati Zoo brought the Zoo to millions of people around the world during their Home Safari Facebook Lives! Find them all below to watch and learn about their amazing animals!

California Science Center - Aug 20, 2020

While you're stuck at home, visit the California Science Center’s “Stuck at Home Science” website to continue your child's science learning with our easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.

Slime in Space - Aug 27, 2020

What happens when you send slime to space? Thanks to the astronauts stationed at the International Space Station, Nickelodeon was able to answer this pressing question, and your kids get to join in their discoveries!

This free 15-minute virtual field trip takes you 250 miles above the earth to the International Space Station.

Atlanta Zoo - Sept 3, 2020

Explore all things animals, nature, conservation and science using Zoo Atlanta’s “At Home” lessons. Each activity is written to support your “at home learning,” as well as virtually connect your child to the natural world.

Create your own Stellarium - Sept 10, 2020

Download your own planetarium! Through Stellarium Web, you can explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets, and watch sunrises and solar eclipses. If you enter your location, you can see all the constellations that are visible in the night sky in your corner of the world. Happy stargazing!

National Museum of the United States Air Force, Ohio - Sept 17, 2020

Virtually visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force -- the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world -- located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.The virtual tour allows visitors to take a virtual, 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum by navigating from gallery to gallery. Icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get additional information such as videos, audio and links to online resources.

Yosemite National Park - Sept 24, 2020

Explore the Yosemite National Park like never before with Virtual Yosemite, an online interactive VR tour of the park and its surrounding areas in northern California.

Machu PIcchu, Peru - Oct 1, 2020

Machu Picchu is a visual wonder that just has to be seen. You no longer need to fly all the way to Peru to see it in all its glory, however, as this virtual tour is comprehensive, immersive, and filled with fascinating insights. With 360-degree views of the ruins of Inca settlements and lush green landscapes, you can visit every popular vantage point and learn more about the history of the famous site thanks to a helpful voice narrator.

The Vatican - Oct 15, 2020

Filled with spectacular architecture and historic monuments, The Vatican is within your virtual reach. Step into the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms, which are adorned with simply sensational artwork. Get a closer look at some of mankind’s most memorable creations. It’s truly breathtaking, even when viewed through a screen.  

Parthenon, Greece - Oct 22, 2020

A must-visit destination for history buffs, the Athens Acropolis includes the world-famous Parthenon, and is a cultural hotspot for tourists. Take a virtual tour of the Acropolis with Clio Muse. You’ll enjoy professional audio tours combined with the power of Google Street View to provide engrossing, informative virtual visits to the Acropolis and Parthenon.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL - Virtual Spooky Tours - Oct 29, 2020

To help combat quarantine boredom and get you in the Halloween spirit, there are tons of virtual tours you can go on from the comfort (and safety) of your home. Among these are tours of spooky places, haunted experiences, and more eerie sights from around the world. It might not be the same as visiting in person, as these spooky destinations often have a certain ~atmosphere~ that is difficult to recreate. But virtual tours will have to do until you can visit for real. There are lots of tours listed around the internet, and these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Georgia Aquarium - Nov 5, 2020

Nothing beats the beauty of nature, so it’s good to know you can still get your daily dose of “aww” from the safety of your sofa. The Georgia Aquarium has over 50 species ranging from sea lions to underwater puffins, with many available to view via webcam. Ever wondered what a Beluga Whale gets up to in its spare time? Just click on the link below and find out.

Military Officers Association of America Military Museum Tours - Nov 12, 2020

You don’t need to leave the comfort and safety of your home to learn about our nation’s military monuments and museums. Virtual access to America’s finest military museums is at your fingertips. Learn about our rich history utilizing these resources provided by MOAA including a video tour of Washington, D.C.’s World War II Memorial narrated by Tom Hanks.

Son-Doong Cave, Vietnam - Nov 19, 2020

National Geographic lets you explore the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam. Use the interactive map to enjoy the fully immersive experience (sound on!).

Experience the Aurora Borealis and Midnight Sun, Fairbanks, Alaska - Dec 3, 2020

Immerse yourself in two notable natural phenomena that Fairbanks, Alaska is world-renowned for: The Aurora Borealis and the Midnight Sun. Gaze around and imagine yourself at the top of the world in Alaska's Arctic witnessing the magical green glow of the northern lights and in the midnight rays of an all-day sun.

Disney Cruise Line - Dec 10, 2020

Come aboard the Disney Cruise Line and virtually experience a show unlike any other! Bring the world of Arendelle into your homes with a virtual watch party of their Broadway-style stage production, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.”

Disney Parks Christmas Parade - Dec 17, 2020

Nothing says the holidays like a magical Christmas parade. Get front row seats and watch Walt Disney World's “Once Upon a Christmastime” parade from the comfort of your home as it travels down Main Street USA under a blanket of “snow”.

Explore Santa's Home - Dec 24, 2020

Instead of taking a trip over the river and through the woods, you can now take a virtual tour of Santa's home. This home is a state-of-the-art toy-making facility with workstations for 50 craftsmen. The home was built in 1822, comes with a sleigh garage, stables that board eight live-in reindeer, plus a bonus stall for red-nosed company.

The Museum of the World, London - Jan 7, 2021

Take a look around, explore and learn something new with The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present. Enjoy your visit!

Casa Azul, Mexico - Jan 14, 2021

You might not be able to get to Mexico City, Mexico, but you can still explore the work of artist Frida Kahlo and imagine her life in this virtual tour of "Casa Azul" (Blue House). Enjoy exploring the rooms of the Casa Azul provided by the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Legacy of Linda Ronstadt - Jan 28, 2021

The Soraya at CSUN celebrates the legacy of Linda Ronstadt, whose music knows no borders, in a special concert filmed live on stage. Hear Linda Ronstadt's songs given a fresh flavor featuring the “Queen of Ranchera” Aida Cuevas, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia and other talented artists. Watch “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya” now. It’s a beautiful tribute you don’t want to miss!

Museum of Science, Boston - Feb 4, 2021

Science never stops. And neither does the Museum of Science! Here's a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the Museum — to you!

Van Nuys Airport, California - Feb 11, 2021

Van Nuys Airport has launched a free virtual tour program for kids with a taste for adventure. Virtually visit one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, learn how airplanes fly and explore exciting careers in aviation.

American History - Feb 18, 2021

President’s Day may have passed, but it’s never too late to learn about American history, especially by the Presidents of the United States! Join Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt for a “masterclass” to understand the Articles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, how a bill becomes a law and so much more.

Richard Nixon Library Garden - Feb 25, 2021

Learn about and enjoy the Nixon Library’s award-winning gardens in this all-new video. The Richard Nixon Library in Orange County brings the beauty and splendor of the gardens virtually to the world!

Van Gogh Museum - Mar 10, 2021

Discover the life and work of Vincent van Gogh from home. Find plenty of tips to enjoy the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. There is something for everyone: explore the artworks in their collection, get creative or dive into compelling stories about this famous artist.

Star Wars Escape Room - Mar 18, 2021

Check out this digital Star Wars escape room that challenges players' decision-making. Find BB-8 before Kylo Ren gets to him and is able to download the map to find out where to find Luke Skywalker. May the force be with you!

 San Diego Natural History (The Nat) - Mar 25, 2021

Engage in narrated walk-throughs of the San Diego Natural History Museum’s (also known as the Nat) most popular exhibitions. Continue exploring natural history with online resources and at-home activities for all ages.

Dodger Stadium - Apr 1, 2021

While the Dodgers dropped a heart breaker to the Rockies by a score of 5 to 8 in their Season opener today, don't let that discourage you from taking a virtual tour of one of the most beautiful and not to mention, the third oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues. Grab some peanuts and cracker jacks, and enjoy this tour with Team Historian Mark Langill and Dodgers Pitcher, Rich Hill.

Let's Go On A Field Trip - Apr 8, 2021

Looking for some fun, virtual field trips for your little ones? Join Caitie from Super Simple Play as she goes out into the community to learn all about the people, places, and things that make our world so amazing!

Buckingham Palace - Apr 15, 2021

An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebrations. Explore this magnificent building virtually and discover more about the life and work of her majesty The Queen and the Royal Family all from the comforts of your home. 

 UPM Forest - Apr 29, 2021

UPM Forest Life is a virtual forest trip in Finnish forests. You will meet the species living in forests, see forestry professionals in their daily work and get to know about multiple uses of forests. You can choose your own path, travel on it in your style and pace and learn about different topics based on your interests.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) - May 6, 2021

Explore the sights, sounds and stories of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, a national park in the southern part of the Northern Territory in Australia. Discover key sites, hear the desert birdsong and listen to traditional owners sharing important cultural knowledge and stories. 

World's Rarest Cars - May 13, 2021

Discover the rarest and most iconic cars from around the world. The Petersen's network of collectors have opened their private and secret garages up for you to view virtually. Enjoy american cars, european cars, race cars, and everything in between. Explore the car collections of celebrities, royalty and more!

 Warner Brothers Studio Tour - May 20, 2021

Are you fascinated with the art of filmmaking?  Have you ever wanted to just walk on to a studio and visit the sets and backlots where some of your favorite tv shows and movies were filmed?  Well, we have got a virtual trip for you!  Take a behind the scenes look at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank as WB Tour guides share stories and tours of the historic studio. Grab those favorite snacks and enjoy.

 Toyota of America Factory Tour - May 27, 2021

Putting together a car takes a large coordinated effort by a factory’s assembly line. It takes many components, large and small, to build a safe and dependable vehicle.  It’s not all about building, but the science and technology that makes a vehicle model successful.  Toyota of America provides virtual tours of their assembly plants located in Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri, offering a glimpse into the design and manufacture process that goes into a car’s design.

Lego Tour -  June 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered how LEGO bricks are made? Here's a fantastic short documentary showing you exactly how the iconic bricks came to life. Take this virtual LEGO factory tour and be prepared for all your questions to be answered about all things bricks!

M&M's Factory Tour -  June 10, 2021

We have all eaten them at some point, tasted the many varieties, and have also proven the company’s slogan “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” But have you ever wondered how the colorful chocolate treats we know as M&M’s are made?  Today, we’ll send you on a 360 virtual tour courtesy of the Food Network, of the M&M factory in New Jersey where these tasty little sweets have been made since 1940.

 Crayon Factory Tour -  June 17, 2021

We’ve been using crayons for over a hundred years as a way to express our artistic abilities on paper, many of us have heard those famous words “Color within the lines” from our elementary teachers.  Each year, more than 60 tons of crayons are manufactured each day and sent to stores throughout the country to be used in schools, restaurants, and in the homes of millions of children.  So, how are they made?  Today we send you on a quick tour on how Crayons are made.

Mars Virtual Tour - June 24, 2021

We’ve been talking about Summer Vacations, how about a Summer on Mars??  Virtually of course!  We’ve got your ticket to spend some time and to explore the red planet.  Grab some snacks and enjoy a day on Mars!

Eiffel Tower - June 31, 2021

The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. As France’s symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris, today it welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year, making it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world.

Miramar Air Show - July 8, 2021

Have you ever wanted to go to an air show?  We’ve got your ticket right here to one of Southern California’s most famous air shows, the Miramar Air Show.  Go behind the scenes of the Miramar Air Show with the pilots, aircraft, and United States Marines that make this a jaw dropping show each year.   Grab some snacks and get ready for some airborne action.

Zhangjiajie Glass Footpath - July 15, 2021

Zhangjiajie Glass footpath is a skywalk bridge in Zhangjiajie, China. A walk through the glass bridge can feel like there is nothing under your feet and seems as if you are flying above the ground. View this breathtaking site from the comfort of your home

Petra, Jordan - July 22, 2021

We invite you to a journey to the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. You will be able to fly over the famous Al Khazneh, the Treasury and other ancient architects in this new 360 video.

Behind the Scenes of NASCAR - July 29, 2021

Check out this amazing and rare behind the scenes look at how a NASCAR team fabricates, machines, and assembles dozens of race cars each season as a leading NASCAR team!

Queen Mary - August 5, 2021

Take a journey through a porthole to history aboard the historic Queen Mary. Bring world history and art to life with an exciting, educational tour of this historic ocean liner and World War II troop transport ship. Learn about her construction, launching, maiden voyage, service in World War II and final voyage to her current home in Long Beach, California all from the comfort of your home.

Mount Vernon - August 12, 2021

George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is one of the most iconic homes in the world. Now you can virtually visit this historic home and plantation in vivid detail. The estate is on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia.

RMS Titanic - August 19, 2021

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Go through this digitally recreated virtual tour and virtually witness the beauty of the Titanic in this video.

Haugan Cruises - September 2, 2021

If you are dreaming about your holiday in the Galapagos Islands or Ecuador, already booked a trip and want a sneak peak? Can’t travel but want to get a taste of the experience? Let us take you on a virtual tour to the extraordinary courtesy of Haugan Cruises!

Daktronics Scoreboards - September 9, 2021

Ever been to a Major League baseball game and you see all the field action and stats displayed on the “jumbo tron.”  Perhaps you were caught dancing or waving!  Today, we send you on a virtual tour to the Daktronics factory in Brookings, South Dakota for a step by step process on how these large video displays are made.

Expedia YouTube Channel - September 16, 2021

Visit the Expedia YouTube channel where you’ll find inspiring travel guides and tips about destinations across the globe. Virtually travel around the world or find and plan your next ultimate adventure.

Yellowstone - September 23, 2021

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out there. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each map-based tour is additional information about visiting in person.

LA County Fire Department Museum - September 30, 2021

Take a virtual look into firefighting history with a visit to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Museum located in Bellflower. Virtually visit all the historic vehicles and exhibits. Plus, take a look at a couple of screen-used vehicles from the 70's TV Show EMERGENCY!

Raja Ampat, Indonesia - October 7, 2021

As part of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat, Indonesia has the highest biodiversity and the most colorful reefs on the planet. Around 75% of the world’s coral species live here. Come along, virtually, and join this breathtaking dive to get a close look at these stunning coral reefs.

Dodger Stadium - October 14, 2021

Take a virtual tour of one of the most beautiful and not to mention, the third oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues. Grab some peanuts and cracker jacks, and enjoy this tour with Team Historian Mark Langill and Former Dodgers Pitcher, Rich Hill.

Louisville Slugger Factory - October 21, 2021

During the course of a Major League Baseball season, approximately 20,000 baseball bats are used by Major League Baseball players. So, where do some of these baseball bats come from? Take a tour of the most famous factories for baseball bats, the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Haunted House Tours - October 28, 2021

Have you ever wanted to visit a haunted house for Halloween? Well have we got the virtual tour for you, and it’s free, and all you will need is a good internet connection! Visit the famous Winchester House in Northern California, the Lizzie Borden House in Massachusetts and so much more all from the safety and comfort of your own home! Grab your security blanket and a few snacks and enjoy these Virtual House Tours!

Lehman Caves - November 4, 2021

Take a deep dive into the beautiful underground world of Lehman Caves! This three-part virtual cave tour, by the Great Basin National Parks, will take you through the cave and cover topics such as cave geology, history, bats, and more. You will see the cave as never before, with exquisite detail and more light than you will see on a regular cave tour.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 25, 2021

Since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® has delighted audiences & become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. Get ready for the 95th Parade, and virtually meet some of the talented team that builds & creates this spectacular celebration in this heartwarming video. Plus, explore interesting facts about this iconic parade!

Niagara Falls - December 2, 2021

Take a virtual tour of one of the most famous waterfalls in North America, Niagara Falls. From the comfort (and dryness) of your own home, experience Niagara Falls through 360 degree pictures and slideshows from various points of Niagara Falls.

Polar Express - December 24, 2021

A few years back, a couple of morning radio talk show hosts made it a tradition during the Holidays to have the Polar Express read each year by a celebrity or one of their crew members. Today we bring you a special reading of the Polar Express, presented by the Mark and Brian Radio Hall of Fame page. Bring the kids in, turn up the volume and close your eyes as you listen along...

Abisko National Park - January 6, 2022

While the weather may be cool here in Southern California, it does not compare to a beautiful, cold wintery Scandinavian evening in Sweden. See the northern lights or go dog sledding, all from the warmth and comfort of your own home. Grab a chair and some hot cocoa and enjoy Abisko National Park.