eLearning is officially in effect in my children’s school district. To supplement what we receive online from school, I’m planning some fun homeschooling activities, both to keep my kids entertained and to maintain my sanity. Enter: virtual museum tours around the world!
From the remains of the Louvre’s moat to Egyptian artifacts, get a glimpse into one of Paris’s top destinations.
Wander through the iconic London museum virtually and see an array of artifacts in addition to cultural treasures like the ancient Rosetta Stone.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Hop between the four buildings of the only modern/contemporary art museum in Korea in their virtual tour.
Explore art and history with pieces ranging from the years 1200 through 2000 in this massive exhibit in Amsterdam… including some pieces by Rembrandt.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Paintings, drawings, photographs, illuminated manuscripts, and sculptures, oh my. The pieces on display in this virtual museum tour hail from the 8th through the 12th century and are from around the world.
Dubbed the first modern museum in Brazil, not only is the artwork incredible, but the way it’s displayed is innovative. Artwork is suspended from the ceilings using perspex frames.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico
Mayan civilization artifacts, need I say more? With 23 rooms, there’s even more to see and experience in this museum; after all, the architecture of the building is also innovative.
While virtual museum tours aren’t nearly the same as experiencing a place firsthand, I, for one, am thankful for this incredible resource, and I hope my kids are too. I’m also guessing I’ll have a ton more places I’ll need to visit once this pandemic is all over.