Most of us are going to be home for the next few weeks and are scrambling to find fun and educational things for our kids to do! That’s why I wanted to share Free Virtual Museum Tours For Kids with you today! You can visit the museum without leaving your couch! Check out all the free offers we have posted for you!
Free Virtual Museum Tours For Kids
With everyone trying to do their part, and social distance from one another, we will have to find unique ways to experience all that is great about our world! Technology certainly helps us to do that! Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 500 museums and galleries from around the world to bring us virtual tours and online exhibits! This includes some of the most famous artwork from around the world. You can also watch New York’s Metropolitan Opera online every night at 7:30 pm starting today (3/16) through March 22!
Here are some of the museums that you can virtually walkthrough:
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world. The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
With their famous spiral staircase, your virtual tour will allow you to see art from Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras. Check out Google’s Street View for amazing artwork from your couch!
British Museum, London
Want to get an up close view of an Egyptian mummy? Ready to discover the ancient Rosetta Stone? Let’s virtually go to London and take the virtual tour and view all the ancient artifacts!
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Are you ready for an archeological and historical lesson on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic civilizations? Strolled through this beautiful museum designed by Mexican architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez!
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Uffizi Gallery may not be as well-known but it is definitely one that you will want to tour! The top floor has ancient sculpture, artwork and artifacts!
MASP, Sao Paulo
The Museu de Arte de Sao is Brazil’s first modern museum! What makes this artworks so unique is the clear frames make it appear like the artwork is hovering in midair. Check it out for yourself!
You can walk through the artwork from the Dutch Golden Age which includes works from Rembrandt! Google offers a Stree View tour for this museum, which will really give you an experience of walking the halls!
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
You can view artworks from the 8th Century at this California art museum! The J. Paul Getty Museum also has the Street View Tour that is available!
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Take a virtual tour through the history of Korean art! Tour the 4 branches at the museum: Gwacheon, Deoksugung, Seoul, and Cheongju. With Google’s virtual tour, you can walk through 6 floors of art!
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Ready to tour Germany’s largest Museum? The home of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar and lots of ancient artifacts? You can visit it here!
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best museums in the world! The National Gallery of Art has two online exhibits through Google. You can view Fashioning a Nation and Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting!
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Your virtual tour will take you through the gallery of famous works from French artists such as Monet, Cezanne, and Gauguin, and more!
There are so many museums to explore! I’m really excited to cast this on our TV and use it as a learning experience for our kids! This can really be a useful tool to engage culture and creativity! Imagine taking the virtual tour and then giving your kids the opportunity to paint their own masterpiece? Get started on your tour today!