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15 of the best virtual educational tours for kids learning from home

Studying from home? Missing your classmates? Gutted you didn’t get to go on that field trip? The coronavirus has thrown the studies, exams and social lives of students around the world up in the air over the past few weeks. It can be hard to focus at home and studying alone can sometimes be a struggle.

We’ve pulled together 15 of the best virtual tours from some of the world’s most famous destinations, which are aimed to get you excited about learning again. Some of these experiences usually charge a fee, so be quick while they’re still free to use.

If your favourite subject is Art;

You’re spoilt for choice with some of the most infamous museums in the world giving you a glimpse of what’s behind their doors.

1) Take a virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris, dive into their exciting exhibitions and admire some of the most famous art in the world.

2) Get transported to Bilbao and walk the corridors of the renowned Guggenheim Museum.

3) The Met has created an area of their website where you can learn all about the museum, watch videos on how they make art and you can even take a trip back in time.

If you’re all about the History;

Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most iconic historical sites.

4) See one of the wonders of the world and walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors by taking a virtual tour of Stonehenge.

5) Take a trip to the pyramids in Egypt and the Tomb of Queen Marasankha III. You can take a tour of the Tomb with a virtual tour guide.

If Physics floats your boat;

If you dream of visiting outer space these online experiences are not to be missed.

6) Something you certainly can’t do in a normal classroom is take a trip to Mars. Get access to the red planet with NASA’s curiosity rover.

7) For any budding astronauts out there, NASA has created a program with different activities every day If you fancy a look around the international space station you can here.

If Biology is where it’s at;

Tune in to see some of the most amazing wildlife stopping by for a drink at a nearby watering hole - a truly magical experience.

8) It’s not often we get the opportunity to see African wildlife in their natural habitat. Move your biology online by watching these live webcams.

If you rate Chemistry;

Missing the smell and textures of your school’s lab?

9) Watch these online experiments by The Royal Society of Chemistry to give you a taster of that science you so long for.

Missing your English lessons?;

Reading Shakespeare alone at home can be tough, but watching a live production will make it come alive.

10) Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London is offering free viewings of their productions of its most famous plays.

Love Geography? See the world at the touch of a button;

You’re unlikely to be allowed to go mountaineering or explore the wilderness at the moment but you can still experience the wonders of the world.

11) Learn about the Northern Lights and marvel at their beauty from the comfort of your bedroom.

12) Explore some of the most amazing national parks in the world and experience sites that you would normally have to travel hundreds if not thousands of miles to see.

Need your Expressive Arts fix?;

Feel inspired by these amazing works of art.

13) Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming some of his finest work every weekend. They’re only available for 48 hours each so be quick.

14) Immerse yourself in ballet with this contemporary piece based on a George Orwell novel and see dance be pushed to its limits in the Northern Ballets version of 1984.

15) The metropolitan opera is streaming a different opera every day, with world-renowned performances.