Cool Virtual Tours that Bring the Experience to YouBy Vaughn College | April 28, 2020
Vaughn College wants everyone to stay engaged during this time of social distancing and online learning. To foster this, we have come up with a list of organizations museums that have created amazing virtual experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your very own home. Have you ever dreamed of visiting our country’s national parks or touring the magnificent palaces of Europe? Now you can without leaving your home.
Virtual experiences are taking the sting out of social distancing, as many are embracing their newly found downtime by embarking on virtual sightseeing adventures. Now, they have the freedom to visit their bucket list destinations. And the best part? No travel is required. As we continue to follow federal guidelines of staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, museums and organizations near and far are bringing the wonder and excitement to us all.
There are fun and educational virtual experiences that will keep you and your family members engaged and entertained.
We have put together a list of exciting museums and organizations that are embracing the virtual tour experience in order for you to experience them for yourselves—all from the comfort of your own home. Visit one or visit them all. Sit back and enjoy!
Some of us can only dream of visiting one of our national parks. Imagine having the opportunity to experience the wonder of them all? Now you can. Google Earth is offering virtual tours of our national parks. Some of these parks may be on your bucket list, while there are others you may never have heard of.
Yosemite National Park, California
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
Cradle of Aviation, New York
Love science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Then the Cradle of Aviation aerospace museum is for you! Now is your chance to explore and discover everything the Cradle of Aviation Museum has to offer by taking their virtual tour. To date, the museum has created and shared over 50 videos on the history of ingenuity and innovation in aerospace via the social media app TikTok (#educatortom). Looking for engaging activities for yourself or younger siblings? This is a fantastic educational activity they will love, especially if they are interested in STEM subjects. This museum also intends on producing a range of videos that cover STEM topics. Other fun and exciting virtual activities include:
- At-home video activities with video instruction from the Education Team
- Help with STEM-related homework questions to ask an educator from the Education Team
- Virtual scavenger hunt
- Learning with #EducatorTom, the museum’s latest social media sensation
Museum of Discovery and Science, Florida
Virtual Kids Camp and Activities
The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is joining the virtual tour community by offering fun and educational activities as you and your family stay at home. From cool STEM-focused projects to story time—and everything in between—kids will love keeping up with brain-boosting activities to pass the time.
Take a royal virtual tour through Europe while social distancing. If you’ve ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II, Louis XIV of France or King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, then sit back and enjoy the splendor and grandeur of Europe’s most incredible palaces. It is sure to be a crowning experience. Here are just a few palaces you can tour.
Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom
Windsor Castle, United Kingdom
The Royal Palace of Versailles, France
The Royal Palace of Stockholm, Sweden
Learn about Vaughn’s Virtual Open House
Aviation Training Institute (ATI) April 28 and April 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about Vaughn College, but social distancing is keeping you at home? Vaughn is excited to announce its first-ever Virtual Open House, where we bring the experience to you. The event is chock full of everything you need to know about the college, financial aid, student life, the admissions process and our Aviation Training Institute where you can study to become an aircraft mechanic. And, as a “thank you,” we are waiving the registration fee just for attending the Virtual Open House. So, stay safe, stay home and sign up for what could be the start of your futureproof career at Vaughn College. Take our virtual tour and register today.