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While you’re at home with the kids, why not have a virtual tour of museums party? These museums offer virtual tours where you’ll learn about fine art, artifacts, history, and more.

Fire up your smart-tv or computer and discover a world of amazement. Travel through history, explore fine art, fun art, and even your favorite sports players from generations past! 

Online tours of the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

1. Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History


Experience amazing exhibits from one of the most-visited museums in the world.

Head over and take a virtual tour of museums to discover the entire Smithsonian. You will be greeted by its magnificent rotunda and stunned by a comprehensive 360-degree tour of all the exhibits.

The exhibits include the Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, and Dinosaurs and Hall of Paleobiology!

2. The Louvre


The Louvre is one of the world’s largest art museums. It is also one of Paris’s most notable monuments.

The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo.

Click around, take 360 degree virtual tours and learn about the history of rare artifacts.

3. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


While the architecture of the Guggenheim museum itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is extremely impressive, you don’t have to visit New York City to tour the priceless pieces of artwork inside.

The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online for those who wish to see what the museum has to offer. This includes works from Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and more.

4. The National Gallery Of Art


The National Gallery of Art is free and open to the general public.

For an online experience, it offers virtual tours of its gallery and exhibits. You can view its current exhibitions and listen to audio and video recordings of past lectures online.

5. The British Museum


8 million pieces round off London’s British Museum, which makes some of its pieces viewable online.

The museum also teamed up with the Google Cultural Institute to offer virtual tours using Google Street View technology.

6. The MET, Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Boasting more than 2 million works of fine art, some of the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art’s greatest pieces in New York City can be showcased right in your home.

Find their online collection and virtual tours of some of its most notable pieces, including works from Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Giotto di Bondone, and more.

Moreover, the Met also works with the Google Cultural Institute to make even more artwork (that’s not featured in its own online collection) available for view.

7. Basketball Hall Of Fame


Need a break from the everyday grind? Visit Hoop Hall online and surf through the basketball hall of fame. Did you know I went to the museum and snapped a bunch of photos for you to see? Check that out here: Basketball Hall Of Fame

Find the greatest players, coaches, and refs to ever take the court. Learn everything from Glenn Roberts and The Genesis of The Jump Shot to how many career points Michal Jordan scored.

8. American Museum Of Natural History


Find Museum exhibits and online resources for science enthusiasts of all ages.

Enjoy the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibits and online offerings. From materials for families and teachers to virtual tours, videos, games, and more. 

Virtual Tours of Museums Online - A List Of Tours You Can Take Online Through Museums From Around The World

9. The Dali Theatre-Museum


The Dalí Theatre-Museum, Catalonia, Spain, is expressly dedicated to the artwork of Salvador Dalí.

The museum offers virtual tours of the grounds and a few of the exhibits surrounding every era of Dalí’s life and career. It’s worth a look!

10. NASA


Another great resource is, of course, NASA.

NASA offers free virtual tours of Ohio’s Glenn Research Center and the Langley Research Center in Virginia.

The Space Center Houston Science and Space Exploration Center also an app that provides virtual tours. In addition to tours, discover augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration. Find the app on their website.

11. Vatican Museums


Though you may think religion when we talk about the Vatican, the artwork is amazing. Whether you’re religious or not, you should hop over and see some of these historic pieces and learn the history behind them.

The Vatican Museums feature an extensive collection of art and classical sculptures curated by Popes over many centuries.

Find their offering of a virtual tour of the museum grounds and exhibits. Exhibits include Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and more.

12. National Women’s History Museum


Educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future “by integrating women’s distinctive history and culture in the United States.”  That is the mission of the National Women’s History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

Visit them online and explore the museum through online exhibits and oral histories.

13. The Walmart Museum


Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, the Walmart museum offers an online virtual history lesson. Walk-through the timeline of the history of Walmart and learn about its founder, Sam Walton.

View the extensive online exhibits, photos, and more as you stroll through history.

14. The National Museum Of The United States Air Force


The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the official museum of the United States Air Force.

Centered on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, it houses a wide array of military weapons and aircraft. These include the presidential airplanes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.

It’s also known for being a base shrouded by UFO mystery…

The museum also offers an exploration of its grounds online. This allows you a glimpse of objects like decommissioned aircraft from World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War.

15. Daisy Airgun Museum


While the Daisy Airgun Museum doesn’t offer virtual tours online, but we did visit the museum in person.

My wife and I spent a few days in Rogers, Arkansas, check out our walk-through experience here: Daisy Airgun Museum

You can also learn more about the history of the Daisy Museum here.

16. Google Art Project


Because works of art are so important, the Google Art Project features fine art from the White House, Museum of Islamic Art, and even Sao Paulo Street Art in Brazil

Google has partnered with more than 1200 cultural institutions. They archive and document stunning pieces of art and to provide online tours of museums.

Here’s a complete list of museums you can visit virtually.

This rounds out our virtual tour of museums. Do you have one to add to the list?

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