How to Take an Adventure from Home
As families across the world adjust to staying at home during the pandemic, parents are seeking creative ways to inspire and educate their children during their free time. Zoos, historical landmarks, and museums alike, have all created innovative alternatives to allow children to take virtual field trips and escape to destinations around the world.
Kumon encourages our students to become self-learners and seek learning opportunities that stretch beyond the classroom. While things may look a little different, there are so many fantastic opportunities to entertain even the most curious wanderer.
Here are five ways you and your little one can explore the world without leaving the living room.
Looking for an adventure that is out of this world? Blast-off to outer space with Access Mars. Kids can explore Mars through a virtual ride-along by the Curiosity rover. The rover will take your little explorer over a 3D replica of the Martian surface. This experience is truly out of this world and will allow your little one’s imagination to run wild.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is rich in culture and known for its life-like exhibits. Consider experiencing the many spectacular exhibits from the comfort of your own home with their kid-friendly site Ology. Kids can wander the halls of the museum from the museum’s iconic Tyrannosaurus rex exhibition, to the Hall of Human Origins, Theodore Roosevelt’s Outdoor Adventure and so much more. Each exhibit features educational games and stories that make you feel like you’re right there next to the exhibits.
San Diego Zoo
Take a walk on the wild side with the San Diego Zoo Kids site! Kids can learn about their favorite zoo animals, and even watch live cams with an up-close and personal look at some of the most popular zoo residents, like the pandas. The site even offers many educational activities and games for any animal lover.
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
Google Arts & Culture brings us on a journey to places most people would never dare to go through like the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. Through this spectacular exploration, park rangers will guide you through five different National Parks. The whole family will be amazed at the many wonders they see along the way, from rappelling into glacier crevasses in Kenai Fjords National Park, to taking a deep dive into the Dry Tortugas National Park and swimming through the third-largest coral reef.
Take a Trip Around the World
Have you ever imagined being able to travel to Egypt, England, India, France, and back, in one day? Now it’s possible with a variety of virtual tours.
Time travel back to the days of ancient Egypt and explore the pyramids, temples, mummies and stories of King Tut and the Pharaohs through this fun site – King Tut One. This site is filled with fun activities, 3D graphics, and stories that transport you to a time in history.
Looking for a regal experience? Head over to Buckingham Palace and live like a royal for the day. This tour will take you through The Queen’s official residence and will give you a firsthand look at the Grand Staircase, Throne Room, Blue Drawing Room, and White Drawing Room.
Sitting on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the city of Agra, India is one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces – the Taj Mahal. Transport yourself to India and explore the Taj Mahal through this virtual tour and learn about its rich history.
How about an evening in Paris? This virtual tour of the Louvre Museum will have your child feel like they are exploring the world’s largest art museum, by visiting its many iconic exhibitions from the Galerie d ‘Apollon to the Petite Galerie.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and take a trip to hidden treasures around the world right from the comfort of your own home.