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Take A Break: Virtual Vacations

Take a break with this guide, filled with activity sheets, puzzles, craft ideas, and more.

Go on a Virtual Vacation
Take a Virtual Vacation and explore some of the world's most famous locations.

Vacation Destination

 Explore each destination by clicking on
the location name!

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park
Explore the first national park in the United States and see a few of the most iconic destinations. 

Yosemite National Park
Explore interactive tours of Yosemite and its spectacular natural environments through virtual reality. 

Kenai Fjords National Park
Kayak through icebergs, explore glaciers, and descend into icy crevasses in this interactive tour from Google. 

Dry Tortugas National Park
Swim through the third largest coral reef in the world, visit Civil War era Fort Jefferson, and dive a shipwreck in this interactive tour from Google. 

Art & Museums

The Louvre
Located in Paris, France, the Louvre is home to some of the world's best-known works of art. 

The British Museum
Located in London, England, the British Museum is dedicated to human history, art, and culture. 

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Located in Seoul, South Korea, the MMCA highlights and shares Korean art, both from the past and today. 

National Museum of Natural History
Located in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian's expansive museum, education, and research complex.

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Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

Are you ready to explore Yellowstone? Virtually tour a few of the park's main attractions. Included with each map-based tour is additional information about visiting in person.  Find a Video Walk to explore. 

Tours Include:

  • Walk to Canary Spring 
  • Walk to Upper Falls
  • Walk to Dragon's Mouth Spring
  • Walk to Lookout Point 
  • Visit Fort Yellowstone 
  • Explore the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yosemite National Park: California

Virtual Yosemite is a groundbreaking interactive tour of Yosemite National Park. This virtual tour allows online visitors to experience over 250 locations in all seasons. Visit Virtual Yosemite.

Explore Park Locations:

  • Diving Board
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Nevada Fall
  • Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Swinging Bridge
  • Hetch Hetchy 
Kenai Fjords National Park: Alaska

In collaboration with Google, take a virtual tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. Explore Kenai Fjords National Park through virtual reality.

Explore Park Locations:

  • Climb into the Crevasse
  • Watch Glaciers Melt
  • Kayak through Icebergs
Dry Tortugas National Park: Florida

In collaboration with Google, take a virtual tour of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. Explore Dry Tortugas National Park through virtual reality.

Explore Park Locations:

  • Swim through a Coral Reef
  • Dive the Windjammer Shipwreck
  • Explore Fort Jefferson 
The Louvre: Paris, France

Enjoy the Louvre at home! Visit various rooms and galleries within the museum, admire the architecture, and enjoy the views!  Explore the Louvre's Virtual Tours page.

Current virtual tours include:

  • From Afar: Traveling Materials and Objects
  • The Advent of the Artist
  • Power Plays
  • The Body in Movement 
  • Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader
The British Museum: London, England

Travel along the timeline of history and explore the various artifacts housed at the British Museum. Visit and explore the interactive timeline today!

Highlighted Areas Include:

  • Africa
  • The Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Oceania 
The MMCA: Seoul, South Korea

Using Google Arts & Culture, explore and enjoy thee National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, located in Seoul, South Korea. Explore Google's Arts & Culture page!

Explore and Look At:

  • Online Exhibits 
  • Curated Collections 
  • Museum Tours via Google
National Museum of Natural History: Washington, DC

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History's virtual tours allows visitors to take self-guided tours and explore the museum room-by-room from the comfort of home. Tour the National Museum of Natural History.

Tour Types Include:

  • Permanent Exhibits 
  • Current Exhibits 
  • Past Exhibits
  • Museum Support Center & Research Stations
  • Other Smithsonian Tours
  • Narrated Tours

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