They say everything is bigger in Texas. I agree, though I’m biased since I’m a native Texan. In terms of square miles, the state of Texas is second only to Alaska in size, and it is the largest of the contiguous 48 states. So why not explore all that Texas has to offer, even when you can’t leave the house? Virtual field trips are the answer.
There are many museums, zoos, and historical landmarks that can be visited virtually. Virtual field trips are a phenomenal way to show students new places all from the comfort of home. It has never been easier than now to visit these destinations. Below are a few places to visit virtually in Texas.
Visit the Houston Zoo live cams to see elephants, giraffes, rhinos, flamingos, and more. Every weekday at 11 a.m. CST, the zoo is hosting a Facebook Livestream, offering viewers a glimpse into the animals’ daily lives.
The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and holds the largest public collection in Central Texas.
A few collections exhibited at the LBJ Presidential Library have been digitized. Photos, telephone conversations, oral histories, and more can be found in the collections.
Boeing and Discovery Education have partnered to give an exclusive virtual field trip to the historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Be sure to download the activity that goes along with the tour.
List of Virtual Tours in Texas
To see more field trips, visit the list of Virtual Tours in Texas Google document and download it. If you know of a place that can be added to the list, make sure to mention it in the comments below.
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