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Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

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Jul 16, 202018,47112

Zoos, theaters, museums and other culture venues have bringing up free virtual zoo tour or online free shows, in the home stuck time due to coronavirus. You will be surprised by what spectacular things you could enjoy just staying home. Take this as a chance to interact online with the art pieces and animals, or getting to know better of the stories in museums. Here we gather some of the most popular free virtual tours for you.

Table of Contents

Free Virtual Zoo Tour 2020
1. Smithsonian's National Zoo
2. Cincinnati Zoo Virtual Tour
3. San Diego Zoo
4. Montery Bay Aquarium
5. Georgia Aquarium virtual tour
6. New England Aquarium Virtual Tour, Boston
Virtual Museums Tours
7. Barnes Foundation: Online Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
8. Google Arts and Culture
9. Museum of African American History and Culture
10. Louvre Museum
11. The British Museum: History connected
12. Vatican Museum
13. The British Museum, London
14. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Other Online Trip
15. Kennedy Space Center Virtual Field Trip
16. Pha'rao'h Ramesses VI Tomb (Updated July 2020)

The list may update as more institutions are joining this trend.

Free Virtual Zoo Tour 2020

1. Smithsonian's National Zoo

Panda cams! Through Smithsonian's National Zoo's Panda Cams, you can watch giant Panda Tian Tian and Mei Xiang chomp on bamboo and tumble in the grass. You could also learn with the Amimal Cams with the activities designed to engage K-5 students to look closely and think deeply about the animal behavior and habitats.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

2. Cincinnati Zoo Virtual Tour

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden closed to the public from March 15, and started the home safari and bring the zoo to people who stuck at home. The Home Safaris will start at 3 p.m. EST. everyday on both website and Facebook page.

http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

3. San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo live broadcast through 10 webcams for you to watch animals including koalas, penguins, tigers.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)


4. Montery Bay Aquarium

Montery Bay Aquarium also set webcams for sea otter, jellyfish, penguis and sharks.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

5. Georgia Aquarium virtual tour

Georgia Aquarium is closed to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 for a two-week period. During this time, Georgia Aquarium has give live stream cam for Beluga whales, sea otters, etc. From live streams to lessons plans, Georgia Aquarium has got you covered.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

6. New England Aquarium Virtual Tour, Boston

Ready to get wet? By now you’ve probably seen the adorable videos of penguins exploring empty aquariums as zookeepers take them around to “visit” the other animals. If this sight melted your heart like it did ours, we think you’ll enjoy the digital programs offered by the New England Aquarium in Boston. Each day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, aquarium staff post new educational presentations where they introduce viewers to different animals and tackle some of your frequently asked questions. The feeds are live every day at 11:00 a.m. (UTC-4) if you want the sense of being there together with others. Alternatively, you can view previous offerings any time on the New England Aquarium website. You can also find a wealth of educational activities to try at home. These are perfect for families with kids or people who are just kids at heart.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

Virtual Museums Tours

7. Barnes Foundation: Online Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art

Barnes Foundation may not be so well known to the public, however it's quite hot to Impressionist lovers. Located in Philadelphia, Barnes is temporarily closed to the public in combating Covid-19. In promoting the educational purpose, they are offering a slate of five new online courses for you to enjoy from home. For Thursday 1 - 2:30 p.m. the topic is On the Run: European Artists/Intellectuals Fless WWII.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

The foundation is also offering daily art talk: Barnes Takeout on its Youtube Channel. In short videos, Barnes curators, scholars, and educators present off-the-cuff musings about some of their favorite works in the collection. Take a break during these trying times, and refocus your mind on something calm and nourishing.For now artists like Cezanne, Claude Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Matisse have been covered.

8. Google Arts and Culture

Google has build up this online gallery of more than 2500 museums. You could explore the masterpieces online with a simple click. The most well known museums include Musee d'Orsay, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Van Gogh Museum, Uffizi Gallery and National Gallery of Art, etc. Virtual tours to some tourism sites like Versailles could also be a good way to spend your day.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

9. Museum of African American History and Culture

You could explore virtual exhibitions and collections from its 360 degree virtual tour.

10. Louvre Museum

Louvre has publish three virtual tours including Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Louvre's Moat, Galerie d'Apollon.

11. The British Museum: History connected

This online interaction is fascination as you could go back and forth in the history timeline and get to know the piece of art with history. It includes collections from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceacia, all from British Museum. By clicking on dots in history timeline, you could read or hear the audio of introduction.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

12. Vatican Museum

Vatican City has gotten into the VR game with some impressive offerings. The Vatican Museums house some of the most important artwork in the Western canon. Now you can explore the magnificence without needing to stand elbow-to-elbow as people crane their necks looking up at Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Despite missing the sternly-worded and oft-repeated reprimands from museum guards calling for “quiet” and “no pictures,” the 360-degree movable panoramas provided by the Vatican allow you to approximate walking through the many collections. On offer include Sala Alessandrina, the Profane Museum, the Pio Clementino Museum, and of course, the Sistine Chapel. The virtual tours are easily accessible from the Vatican Museum website. Simply navigate to the pages for the various collections and see if a virtual tour is available. Even where it’s not, there is still plenty of information and high-quality photos to give you enough to spend a good chunk of your quarantine hours on.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

13. The British Museum, London

Britain through its long and often dark colonial history has “acquired” (looted?) a nearly unparalleled trove of cultural treasures from around the world. Housed together at the impressive British Museum in London, these artifacts weave a vivid human tapestry. Now you can explore the vast collection using the museum’s eye-catching and innovative navigation tools found on its website. Picture something like Guitar Hero meets Tron. Organized thematically across time by world region, your experience will take you on a journey across continents. Select individual items to open information boxes with detailed photos, maps, and audio guide explanations. Jump to similar items or go back to the timeline to keep exploring. This impressive digital experience builds on what you’d get in person and makes for one of the better virtual museum tours around.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

You could also know more behind the curtain info from their pobcast.

14. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria has loads of virtual tours, including the highly-regarded offering “Crossing Lines” by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Navigate through the gallery in 3D virtual space where you can see recommended works, hear the audio guide, and move around using the dollhouse view. Experiencing a gallery in this manner is quite nice as you can get a sense for how the artists and curators work together to develop the space in its entirety.

Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)

Other Online Trip

15. Kennedy Space Center Virtual Field Trip

Kenneydy center is hosting live lessons on Facebook Live at 9:30 for kids and 13:30 for tennagers. Also many other introduction about how they work in Kennedy Space center will be shared in live stream. Kennedy center will be posting pre-recorded videos online for those who miss live streams on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

16. Pha'rao'h Ramesses VI Tomb (Updated July 2020)

The Egyptian Tourism Authority announced a new online tour of the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses VI. The 3D virtual experience allows you to feel as if you're walking into famous the tomb in Egypt's Imperial Valley. Murals decorated throughout the tomb appear in striking clarity and the interface allows you to explore objects up close, something you can't do in real life. One drawback, however, is the somewhat limited viewing angle and blurring of images above and below you. Unfortunately, this results in an incomplete depiction of the ceiling frescoes.

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