Museums, monuments, aquariums and parks: here are the best virtual tours for children that can be found – often for free – online
Not always, as in this period, you have the opportunity to go and see for yourself the many treasures that our planet offers us. Fortunately there technology comes to our rescue, offering a lot of virtual tours that can bring the whole family to know places, monuments and attractions, waiting to be able to visit them with their own eyes. So here is a list of the best virtual tours for children.
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Staying at home together with the family can be a good opportunity to visit a little bit of together places of culture while sitting comfortably on your sofa. Nothing boring though: only wonder and authentic miracles of human ingenuity.
Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
One of the most beautiful museums in the world offers the opportunity to participate in virtual exhibitions to learn about the immortal masterpieces that have made the history of art not only in Italy, but of all humanity.
Egyptian Museum (Turin)
Probably the most important Egyptian museum in the world after that of Cairo, the Egyptian Museum of Turin organizes “walks of the director” that allow you to discover the secrets of the Nile civilization simply by accessing the YouTube channel.
Vatican Museums (Rome)
The artistic treasure that houses the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael and some of the greatest artists of all time, can also be visited online, at high resolution.
It is the most famous museum in the world and deserves to be explored in every corner (not only for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa) live. While waiting to go to Paris, some areas of the museum can be visited in virtual mode.
The American aerospace agency, which has always been very attentive to scientific dissemination, offers users a series of free virtual tours to explore the secrets of the Glenn Research Center’s between lunar simulations and visits to the most advanced laboratories in the world.
Brera Art Gallery (Milan)
Even the Milanese Pinacoteca allows you to visit its rooms online. In addition, at certain times of the year, the museum organizes events specifically dedicated to children, such as workshops, collective readings or child-friendly insights.
Statue of Liberty (New York, USA)
Probably the most famous monument in the world. And luckily we don’t have to take a plane to see it up close. Just click on the right link of the site.
The symbol of Anica Roma, the Flavio Amphitheater, known as the Colosseum, has always been the symbol of what the Eternal City was for our history and for some years there is the possibility to explore it … Online.
The Trevi Fountain
Another masterpiece of our capital that combines the high artistic value with an equally important symbolic value. The place par excellence of the “dolce vita” can be visited in 3D.
Frida Kahlo’s house
To introduce children to the world of art, you can take advantage of an evening at home to take a virtual tour of the House of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, in Coyoacán, a suburb of Mexico City.
Thanks to the power of the Web, even endless natural parks – Italian and foreign – are just a click away.
Paneveggio Natural Park – Pale di San Martino (Trentino)
This protected area located in Trentino hosts in its almost 20,000 hectares of extension a large forest (whose timber is used for the production of fine violins) nestled in the mountains. The virtual tours made available on the park’s website allow users to discover a lot of curiosities about this wonderful mountain area.
Cinque Terre (Liguria)
Visiting the Cinque Terre National Park is a unique experience that allows you to discover a place full of naturalistic attractions overlooking the sea. To start “getting your mouth done”, you can also make a virtual visit …
Pantelleria Island National Park
The park site located on the enchanting Sicilian island offers two different itineraries to follow completely online to learn about the beauty of the place.
Botanical Garden of Padua
It is one of the most prestigious botanical gardens in our country and hosts some trees of historical and naturalistic value, such as the “Goethe’s Palm”, admired by the German poet in 1786, or the first specimen of acacia introduced in Italy over 300 years ago. . And it can also be admired online thanks to the 3D experience offered on Roundme
Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah, USA)
Bryce Canyon isn’t one of America’s largest parks and, geologically speaking, technically it wouldn’t even be a real canyon. Yet its distinctive hoodoos – the tall, fiery red rock formations that, according to legends, were created by fairies – make this American park one of the most popular in the world. And thanks to Google Arts & Culture, it can be visited online!
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico, USA)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to a spectacular cave complex which – in addition to an unparalleled geological spectacle – is home to sixteen different species of bats. This place can also be explored on Google Arts & Culture
The Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Piton de la Fournaise, on Reuniòn Island, the southernmost island in Europe (which however is located in the Indian Ocean), is an active volcano that can be observed up close – indeed, very close – even online.
Since the first lockdown, the wonderful aquarium of Genoa has made available to users a series of immersive videos thanks to which they can explore the wonders of the abyss and learn a lot of curiosities about the inhabitants of the sea.
Valencia Aquarium (SPA)
The Valencia aquarium is the largest in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world. Although it does not have a real guided virtual tour, it is still possible to take a peek at the entire structure, zooming in on the fish tanks, the reptile house and all sectors of the complex
Baltimore National Aquarium (USA)
In Baltimore there is one of the most beautiful aquariums in the States, with a lot of habitats of the various areas of the planet perfectly reconstructed and many fish and animals of all colors. You don’t have to take a plane to visit it: you can also take part in the virtual tour (it’s better, however, to chew a little English).